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A little help with my browser settings

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#1 Catkarina


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Posted 04 February 2014 - 12:34 PM

So I noticed that when my brother in law was here last he checked his google account on my computer. Now google thinks I am him and has decided that no matter what google account I use, he is the default user. It is very annoying. I tried going to the google support site to try and see how to change this but I could not find anyone asking this question and every time I try to ask the question myself, no matter how many times I try to log in as myself, the prompt for his log in still comes up. So I can't find the answer and I can't ask the question and god forbid google answer the phone. So how the bleep do I change the default email or, even better, not have any default email in my browser. Oh, and I'm using Mozilla Firefox. Thanks!

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#2 KingdomSeeker


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Posted 04 February 2014 - 03:51 PM

Hi Catkarina welcome to BP. Please give this a try.


Here’s how you can change the default email client in Firefox the email service of your choice.

Step 1: Click on Options from the drop down menu under the big orange Firefox button (this is in version 4 and onwards. In previous versions of Firefox, it is under Tools at the top) .



Step 2: Navigate to Applications tab and select your appropriate mail client for the mailto: content type. Gmail and Yahoo Mail are available in the list by default and will open the compose windows for the logged-in client.


Step 3: If you use any other desktop client like Windows Live Mail or Thunderbird as your default mail application you need to provide the  .exe ( Mail client executable file) under the Use Other… option.


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