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Windows 7: Web URL's in programs only open browser to the default start page

20 Jun 2015   #1
videobruce

Win7 x64 & XP
 
 
Web URL's in programs only open browser to the default start page

I don't use IE, I use Opera portable
It was not registered as the default browser which it is now,
Clinking on web links within applications (help & support links for example) opens the browser ok, but only to my start page, not to the intended web page.
Also, when I click on a HTML file, it does the same thing. Opens the browser to the start page, not the file.

It's not recognizing the link or the file.

I went through the URL Associations etc. in the registry and they all point to Opera. Protocols point to Opera also. I was successful the 1st time I tried this, but I don't remember exactly how that was different that this time. (I had to load a recent backup image for other unrelated problems left over from a bloated program I couldn't clean out).

Any ideas??




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20 Jun 2015   #2
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21 Jun 2015   #3
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