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Changing Your Default Web Browser

Today, when I clicked on a link in one of my emails, the link opened up in Internet Explorer.  I never use Internet Explorer unless the site requires ActiveX.  I changed my default web browser back to Firefox so that it wouldn't happen again.  You can also set Firefox as your default web browser by following these steps:

Firefox 2.x

  1. Launch Firefox
  2. Click ToolsJ0446463
  3. Click Options
  4. Click Main
  5. Beneath the System Defaults section, click Check Now
  6. Click Yes
  7. Click OK

Firefox 3.x

  1. Launch Firefox
  2. Click Tools
  3. Click Options
  4. Click Advanced
  5. Click the General tab
  6. Beneath the System Defaults section, click Check Now
  7. Click Yes
  8. Click OK

After you have changed your default browser to Firefox, all your links in email and on your desktop will open in Firefox.  I know some people still prefer Internet Explorer.  You can set Internet Explorer as your default browser by following these steps:

Internet Explorer 7 & 8

  1. Launch Internet Explorer
  2. Click Tools
  3. Click Internet Options
  4. Click Programs
  5. In the Default Web Browser section, click Make Default (grayed out if already the default)
  6. Click OK

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