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Windows 7: Internet Explorer 9 beta: The beauty of the web

16 Sep 2010   #341
derekimo

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Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

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I like, . I'm running dual monitors so I like being able to drag a tab onto my second monitor and have it open as a new window. Any body figure out how to make IE x64 the default browser? I've pinned it to my taskbar and start menu but if I click a link in an e-mail or some other program it opens in IE 9 x86. Make Default is greyed out in the Internet options menu.
Mine is not greyed, I CAN make IE9b x64 my default browser
Are you sure about that?




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16 Sep 2010   #342
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

@yowanvista Mine is as shown above "greyed out". Might want to go to help > about and see if you aren't in the x86 version. Windows 7 x64 has both the x86 and x64 versions of IE 8. Installing the x64 beta for IE 9 also installs both versions. The taskbar and start menu shortcuts open the x86 version. you have to go to all programs to see the Internet Explorer (64 bit) Icon.
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16 Sep 2010   #343
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

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I like, . I'm running dual monitors so I like being able to drag a tab onto my second monitor and have it open as a new window. Any body figure out how to make IE x64 the default browser? I've pinned it to my taskbar and start menu but if I click a link in an e-mail or some other program it opens in IE 9 x86. Make Default is greyed out in the Internet options menu.
Mine is not greyed, I CAN make IE9b x64 my default browser
Are you sure about that?
YES I'm sure
It is written "IE9 x64 cannot be the default browser", but I can make it the default browser as the option is not greyed


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16 Sep 2010   #344
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post

Mine is not greyed, I CAN make IE9b x64 my default browser
Are you sure about that?
YES I'm sure
It is written "IE9 x64 cannot be the default browser", but I can make it the default browser as the option is not greyed
IE isn't even your default browser now, try it and see what happens.
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16 Sep 2010   #345
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

Mine IS greyed out in the 64 bit version - can't be set a default. It is also greyed out in the 32 bit version, maybe because I set the 32 bit version as default on install or first launch.
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16 Sep 2010   #346
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post

Are you sure about that?
YES I'm sure
It is written "IE9 x64 cannot be the default browser", but I can make it the default browser as the option is not greyed
IE isn't even your default browser now, try it and see what happens.
This is strange I can make IE9 x64 my default browser, it works!
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16 Sep 2010   #347
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

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Mine IS greyed out in the 64 bit version - can't be set a default. It is also greyed out in the 32 bit version, maybe because I set the 32 bit version as default on install or first launch.
So is mine,


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16 Sep 2010   #348
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

I made FF my default browser, went back to IE 9 64 bit and was able to click on the make default button, which was now NOT greyed out.

I'm guessing. it makes IE the default browser, but maybe the not the 64 version???

ETA - Just opend up a link from an email - opened IE 32 bit - guess the 64 bit can't be set a default,
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16 Sep 2010   #349
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post

YES I'm sure
It is written "IE9 x64 cannot be the default browser", but I can make it the default browser as the option is not greyed
IE isn't even your default browser now, try it and see what happens.
This is strange I can make IE9 x64 my default browser, it works!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 24c View Post
I made FF my default browser, went back to IE 9 64 bit and was able to click on the make default button, which was now NOT greyed out.

I'm guessing. it makes IE the default browser, but maybe the not the 64 version???

ETA - Just opend up a link from an email - opened IE 32 bit - guess the 64 bit can't be set a default,
Maybe it does work if you have another browser installed.

Edit: Or not.
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16 Sep 2010   #350
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Maybe it does work if you have another browser installed.
Edit: Or not.
This keen observation is why you get the big bucks and all the cool badges.
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