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Always want to open Comcast with FF, but IE intervenes.

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I am using a laptop running Win 8, and I ALWAYS want to open Comcast with Firefox, which I set up to be my default browser. But after creating a shortcut icon to the Comcast URL on Firefox, Comcast still opens with IE. I can't find where anyone else has reported this exact same problem, which is very frustrating. Please help!

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Barry

I am using a laptop running Win 8, and I ALWAYS want to open Comcast with Firefox, which I set up to be my default browser. But after creating a shortcut icon to the Comcast URL on Firefox, Comcast still opens with IE. I can't find where anyone else has reported this exact same problem, which is very frustrating. Please help! Thanks, Barry

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jscher2000
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Is it a "tile" on the modern start page or a desktop shortcut on the classic desktop?

I'm not sure there is a way to connect a tile to Firefox; unlike a desktop shortcut, it is more than just a URL that gets opened in the default browser. Still, Windows 8 has been out for a long time now, so someone might know a trick for that.

If the problem is on the desktop side, let Firefox check that it is the default browser. This article has the steps for that: Make Firefox your default browser.

Is it a "tile" on the modern start page or a desktop shortcut on the classic desktop? I'm not sure there is a way to connect a tile to Firefox; unlike a desktop shortcut, it is more than just a URL that gets opened in the default browser. Still, Windows 8 has been out for a long time now, so someone might know a trick for that. If the problem is on the desktop side, let Firefox check that it is the default browser. This article has the steps for that: [[Make Firefox your default browser]].