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Want To Specify Which Browser To Use When Opening Apps


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#1 I_am_CanadianEh?

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 07:54 AM

Hi There :thumbsup:

I use Firefox as my default browser. However, is there a way to specify certain websites to over-ride the default and automatically open in another browser?

eg. Windows updates - I have a shortcut on my desktop for this, but I don't want to physically open IE and then copy and paste the link. I want to click on the shortcut and it will immediately open IE instead of the default firefox.

How can I do this for - Windows XP & Windows 2000?

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 09:41 AM

Try the Ff extension "IEView1.2.7":

IE View is a simple Mozilla and Mozilla Firefox extension (for Microsoft Windows systems), which allows the current page or a selected link to be opened in Internet Explorer. I use Firefox 99.99% of the time, but there are those moments -- particularly when testing new pages, or when viewing that rare IE-only page that's actually interesting -- when I need to see what things look like in IE.

IE View adds menu items to the page context menu, and the link context menu. Right-clicking a link now includes an "Open link target in IE" menu item. Right-clicking elsewhere in the main body of the page (not within an image, text box, etc.) gives "View this page in IE."

You can also add sites to an "always-view-in-IE" list. These sites, when reached in Firefox, will automatically reopen in Internet Explorer. The site you are currently viewing can be added via the Firefox Tools menu, or by opening the Tools | Extensions | IE View | Options window


http://ieview.mozdev.org/

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 12:51 PM

Thanks for the info Jgweed, but I'm wondering if there's actually a command in Windows that can force a link to open in a specific browser of my choice over-riding the universal settings. :thumbsup:

Surely, Microsoft might have thought about this?? :flowers:

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 03:09 PM

Surely, you jest about MS thinking?
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Posted 20 September 2006 - 10:45 PM

If I'm reading your original post correctly, you want to use IE for Windows updates?

This is easy: Go to control panel, then click on Windows Update, and IE will automatically open for Windows update.

There are a few other programs that automatically use IE for updates or whatever. QuikCalc by Slateboard, for example, opens all their quick start guides in IE. All you have to do is click on the specific program's update or whatever and IE will open regardless of your default setting if that is the program's choice of browser.

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