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Window 7: Can not set Firefox as a default application

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This morning Firefox upgraded its self. Since then I've not been able to click on links in e-mail to open up web pages. Every time I manually launch Firefox it asks me if I want to make make it my default browser. I reply Yes, so it asks me which account (my or the Administrator) I want to use. It does not appear to make any difference as Firefox does not become my default browser.

In increasing levels of desperation I've tried:

  • Tools | Options | Make Default
  • Rebooting the PC
  • Deleting my Firefox Profile
  • Reinstalling the latest version of Firefox
  • Reinstalling an old version of Firefox

No luck. Following other threads in this forum I've selected Start -> Control Panel -> Default Programs -> Set Default programs

Firefox is not listed.

How to I make Firefox my default browser?

This morning Firefox upgraded its self. Since then I've not been able to click on links in e-mail to open up web pages. Every time I manually launch Firefox it asks me if I want to make make it my default browser. I reply Yes, so it asks me which account (my or the Administrator) I want to use. It does not appear to make any difference as Firefox does not become my default browser. In increasing levels of desperation I've tried: * Tools | Options | Make Default * Rebooting the PC * Deleting my Firefox Profile * Reinstalling the latest version of Firefox * Reinstalling an old version of Firefox No luck. Following other threads in this forum I've selected Start -> Control Panel -> Default Programs -> Set Default programs Firefox is not listed. How to I make Firefox my default browser?

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 29.0 r0

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:59.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/59.0

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guigs 1072 solutions 11697 answers

Still keeping an eye out for this, are there any updates on your end stormcloud?

Still keeping an eye out for this, are there any updates on your end stormcloud?
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Try to do a clean reinstall as a normal user and make sure to delete the Firefox program folder after uninstalling Firefox. Maybe set another browser as the default browser before uninstalling Firefox. You may have to reboot before reinstalling Firefox.

Try to do a clean reinstall as a normal user and make sure to delete the Firefox program folder after uninstalling Firefox. Maybe set another browser as the default browser before uninstalling Firefox. You may have to reboot before reinstalling Firefox. *https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/

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guigs said

Still keeping an eye out for this, are there any updates on your end stormcloud?

Hi guigs,

Thanks for keeping an eye on things. I've been away for a few days so I held off posting my question in another forum until I got back (I didn't want to post a question and then look unresponsive).

Anyway, I've posted this morning in the Microsoft Forums as I suspect this is an OS/permissions problem.

Cheers

''guigs [[#answer-1123781|said]]'' <blockquote> Still keeping an eye out for this, are there any updates on your end stormcloud? </blockquote> Hi guigs, Thanks for keeping an eye on things. I've been away for a few days so I held off posting my question in another forum until I got back (I didn't want to post a question and then look unresponsive). Anyway, I've posted this morning in the Microsoft Forums as I suspect this is an OS/permissions problem. Cheers