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Windows 7: How Do I Make Firefox The Default Opener?

29 Jun 2009   #1
johnny1000

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How Do I Make Firefox The Default Opener?

I set it to default but everytime i get a email and open it, it still opens in Internet Explorer, how do i change that?


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29 Jun 2009   #2
Avien

Windows 7 Build 7600|16384- 64bit
 
 

You could try going to uninstall programs, windows components and unchecking Internet Explorer 8. That may do it for ya.
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29 Jun 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
FF defaukt

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnny1000 View Post
I set it to default but everytime i get a email and open it, it still opens in Internet Explorer, how do i change that?
Ok what kind of email are you opening (what is the extension for the file) like test.eml. If you have set FF as the default browser and checked the check every time box in FF it may be that the type of file you are opening is still set to IE.

Hope this helps

Ken
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29 Jun 2009   #4
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Firefox is not an e-mail reader. That's what Thunderbird is for. Made by the same people who brought you Firefox.
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29 Jun 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Firefox is not an e-mail reader. That's what Thunderbird is for. Made by the same people who brought you Firefox.
sup3rsprt
Absolutely correct firefox and IE aren't email readers but if thats what he asked for.

I hate windows live mail so I run thunderbird but we should ask him what he wants us to help him with, dont you think?

Ken
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29 Jun 2009   #6
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

I think it's better to help him find the right tool for the job.

but if he really wants to use Firefox, we'll need more info that you asked for.
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29 Jun 2009   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
I think it's better to help him find the right tool for the job.
I agree.

ken
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29 Jun 2009   #8
johnny1000

Windows 7
 
 

Im trying to open Windows Live Mail, IE doesnt work for WLM for some reason, i cant use FF to open it up as default?
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29 Jun 2009   #9
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Don't worry johny I'll help you over IM
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29 Jun 2009   #10
johnny1000

Windows 7
 
 

DNG didnt figure it out. I tried deleteing IE8 but still didnt work and i dont want to download anything separate for me to open only 1 email window, anyone figure it out?
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