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How do I make firefox the browser to use as outlook still uses explorer to open links

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When I click on links in emails using outlook, windows explorer opens not firefox. How do I make outlook use firefox instead of explorer ?

When I click on links in emails using outlook, windows explorer opens not firefox. How do I make outlook use firefox instead of explorer ?

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Hi Chandan_Baba, I have used Firefox as my default browser with Microsoft Outlook since before Firefox 1.0 and rarely ever had a problem. So while some configurations might have issues, I would look for causes outside of Office itself (e.g., registry corruption).

Note: I only have experience with Outlook 97-2010, not Outlook 2013.

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Chandan_Baba 35 solutions 369 answers

As I think this is because of microsoft software related policy, as they support only there own created products like you experienced, they not allowed any third party software for default applications they support.

I don't think that there is other way to change that.

As I think this is because of microsoft software related policy, as they support only there own created products like you experienced, they not allowed any third party software for default applications they support. I don't think that there is other way to change that.
WilIP 13 solutions 64 answers

For this you need to have Firefox set as your default browser. This article explains how.

As Chandan_Baba said, this might not work though, as Microsoft have a vested interest in making Outlook open links in Internet Explorer.

For this you need to have Firefox set as your default browser. [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-make-web-links-open-firefox-default This article] explains how. As Chandan_Baba said, this might not work though, as Microsoft have a vested interest in making Outlook open links in Internet Explorer.

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That article did not help as I had already tried setting Firefox as default, however this article did fix it Here

That article did not help as I had already tried setting Firefox as default, however this article did fix it [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/setting-firefox-default-browser-does-not-work#w_windows-xp Here]
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Hi Chandan_Baba, I have used Firefox as my default browser with Microsoft Outlook since before Firefox 1.0 and rarely ever had a problem. So while some configurations might have issues, I would look for causes outside of Office itself (e.g., registry corruption).

Note: I only have experience with Outlook 97-2010, not Outlook 2013.

Hi Chandan_Baba, I have used Firefox as my default browser with Microsoft Outlook since before Firefox 1.0 and rarely ever had a problem. So while some configurations might have issues, I would look for causes outside of Office itself (e.g., registry corruption). Note: I only have experience with Outlook 97-2010, not Outlook 2013.
Chandan_Baba 35 solutions 369 answers

Hey snd 978 ..... This is how you set firefox as browser : http://office.microsoft.com/en-nz/outlook-help/change-your-default-browser-HA001190694.aspx Here change the firefox inplace of internet explorer .

Another way : Set Program Access & Defaults' from add/remove programs. Use the 'custom' pull down and set FF as your default browser

Note : at time of doing Firefox must be closed

Hey snd 978 ..... This is how you set firefox as browser : http://office.microsoft.com/en-nz/outlook-help/change-your-default-browser-HA001190694.aspx Here change the firefox inplace of internet explorer . '''Another way :''' Set Program Access & Defaults' from add/remove programs. Use the 'custom' pull down and set FF as your default browser Note : at time of doing Firefox must be closed
Chandan_Baba 35 solutions 369 answers

Heyjscher2000......nice to see you here !! I'm providing these information based on oulook 2013 ,you are right with your words

Heyjscher2000......nice to see you here !! I'm providing these information based on oulook 2013 ,you are right with your words