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#1 newbie in hawaii

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 03:32 AM

I want to make FireFox my default browser, yet still keep IE in the background. For some reason, Vista will not let me do this. Anyone know how to work around this? :huh:
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Posted 10 April 2007 - 06:22 AM

In Firefox, go to Tools, then Options, then to the Main tab. At the bottom of the Main tab is a check box to see if Firefox is the default browser. Check that.

Then open up IE and navigate to Tools, then Internet Options, then the Programs tab. And uncheck the box that tell it to notify you if it's not the default.
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Posted 10 April 2007 - 08:18 AM

What usasma said.

:huh:

But, seriously, it most likely isn't Vista that won't let you do it, it is the settings in the two programs.

Please let us know if usasma's directions don't solve it, OK?


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Posted 10 April 2007 - 12:54 PM

I want to make FireFox my default browser, yet still keep IE in the background. For some reason, Vista will not let me do this. Anyone know how to work around this? :huh:


I did not explain the situation fully, my bad.
What actually happens is when I attepmt to load FireFox, I get a window that states
"error for opening file for writing \R\N\Rnexpicleanup.exe\r\n\r\n Retry to try again or cancel"
Clicking retry does nothing
Hope this helps to explain better :huh:
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Posted 11 April 2007 - 06:15 PM

What extensions are you using with Firefox? A google doesn't show the file name that you've mentioned - but the mention of xpi in the file name causes me to suspect an extension.
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

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