Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Having issues with setting default browser

20 Oct 2013   #1
goodlad

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 
Having issues with setting default browser

Since, yesterday I'm not sure what exactly transpired but some how FF is not shown as default browser for certain of my applications. I had set FF as default browser from Control Panel -> Set Default programs

But when I try to set the default browser through my FF, I've been asked for login, just like this:



The problem is I have never set a password for the Admin account, so when I just press enter it doesn't accept it. I have just 1 user account & its not password protected, other than me, no one uses my lappy so I never needed to set one either.

Since, one of my application is a work related one, its opening in IE by default at the moment. That particular application doesn't have any setting to change default browser & the support for the "application" have asked me to set FF as default browser, that should solve the problem but it ain't solving it up, as FF is asking me to logon to the Admin account

I would really appreciate, if I could get rid of this problem. I hate IE.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

21 Oct 2013   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Right click the shortcut to FF> Properties> Compatibility tab> Compatibility mode make sure that Run this program in compatibility mode for: is unchecked> Privilege level make sure that Run this program as administrator is unchecked> Apply and OK your way out.

See if you can now set FF as default. A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Having issues with setting default browser




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
setting default install with 7 on SSD
I have 7 Pro on a 128 GB SSD. Is there a way to set Windows to automatically install everything to my 500 GB D: drive instead of C: ? It won't take long. Many programs don't let you change the install location.
Installation & Setup
Portable Browser :- How to be my Default Browser and/or use a URL Link
My desktop URL link is unable to access the Web based Admin console of my Netgear Router, and various application "F1 / Help" buttons no longer give help when they need internet resources. Previously I started with a conventional installed Firefox Browser, but after erratic premature update...
Software
Setting the default e-mail?
I use Yahoo, in my settings for program access and computer defaults I have "Use my current e-mail" checked. Yet when I try to send an e-mail to say a business, I keep getting a message that says (see attachment) Why can't I get it to accept my Yahoo Mail, it won't even access my ISP mail...
Browsers & Mail
Title bar default setting
Hio there, how does one return the title bar to its correct position at top of window, please? see problem in screen grab below problem fixed
General Discussion
Need help setting a default drive
I currently have an SSD running my OS on it, and a Terabyte HDD running games and stuff. The problem is when I go to download something, it always defaults to the SSD which is the C: drive in my case. I want it to default to the D: drive so that my SSD doesn't get full as it was only intended to...
Browsers & Mail
Default Browser Issues.
I am having browser issues that I don't know if anyone else is having. I am using Flock and it is supposed to be set to default but when I click on a link outside of the browser it will either do nothing or will open the site in IE8. also whenever I open the browser it goes into the safe mode menu...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:48.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App