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Windows 7: Making Links Open in Firefox

30 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 9.04
Making Links Open in Firefox

OK, so I have Firefox set as my default browser... but yet in mIRC, if someone pastes a link and I double-click it, it opens in Internet Explorer.

I tried the methods described here:
[H]ard|Forum - View Single Post - Vista pissing me off : IRC links open in IE, while Firefox is default browser

But yet it still doesn't work. It worked in Vista.

Does anybody know another way to do it? Besides disabling IE entirely... I like having it so if I want to let somebody use my computer I can open IE and not have to worry about them messing up my Firefox.

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30 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 9.04

Never mind, I fixed it.

Turns out I did the wrong setting in Internet Options... everything works fine now! One of the mods can delete this thread if they want, as it's not letting me!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Aug 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

glad you are working
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