Solved Make web links open in Mozilla Firefox instead of IE

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January 15, 2015 at 15:18:33
Specs: w 8, 2.793 GHz / 503 MB
when I go to the wifi symbol down in the right had corner I look for public wifi networks ,once found after I click , by default Internet Explorer opens that public wifi network with a web page. How can I change this so that Mozilla firefox does this instead ?



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January 17, 2015 at 22:06:35
Another way to set defaults in your system: ( Win 7 & Win 8)
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs\Set Default Programs


#1
January 15, 2015 at 15:22:42
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/k...

Change firefox to your default browser.


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#2
January 17, 2015 at 17:22:12
No , that does Not work either, it just keeps starting Internet explorer when it finds wifi



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#3
January 17, 2015 at 17:48:51
"when I go to the wifi symbol down in the right had corner"
Have you right clicked on it?

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#4
January 17, 2015 at 21:11:14
Generally when I want to go online I open the browser that I want to use (usually Firefox) and I am on line and on my preferred opening pages (multiple home pages). Setting the default means that when you open a web page through a link on your desktop, in an email, etc., it will open on your preferred browser. Windows functions however will always choose IE for opening a page such as Windows Update requires IE to work so it will only open there. If you are opening it through a windows tray icon, it will behave as MS wants it to.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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January 17, 2015 at 22:06:35
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Another way to set defaults in your system: ( Win 7 & Win 8)
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs\Set Default Programs

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#6
April 24, 2015 at 19:44:41
I know this is an old post but another way to get IE to open a link in Firefox even if IE is default is to create an internet shortcut with a target along these lines:
"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" http://www.google.com

In other words it's a two stage shortcut, first half opens firefox, second half (after the space) opens the link. You can even put them in IE Favorites bar.

When putting them on the desktop I usually create a shortcut to Firefox first then add the URL. This makes the "Start in" section right.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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