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How do i remove firefox as my default browser?

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I need to use firefox for certain online training. However it seems to goof up other accesses I use. so I need to remove it as my default browser and only access through it for the training site

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This is on your Windows XP system?

First, turn off the Firefox setting to check whether it is the default browser. You can do that here:

"3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Options > General

Uncheck the box for "Always check if Firefox is your default browser"

Second, open the browser you WANT to be the default browser and use whatever option it has to have it make itself the default.

(Windows has other ways to change your default, but letting the browser do it is the most thorough and reliable method.)

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This is on your Windows XP system?

First, turn off the Firefox setting to check whether it is the default browser. You can do that here:

"3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Options > General

Uncheck the box for "Always check if Firefox is your default browser"

Second, open the browser you WANT to be the default browser and use whatever option it has to have it make itself the default.

(Windows has other ways to change your default, but letting the browser do it is the most thorough and reliable method.)

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By the way, you have a plugin from "MyFunCards" which may be part of a bundle of typically unwanted add-ons. If your Firefox behaves strangely, you may wish to do a little add-on cleanup.

You can open Firefox's Add-ons page using either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+a
  • "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons
  • in the Windows "Run" dialog, type or paste
    firefox.exe "about:addons"

In the left column, click Plugins. Set nonessential and unrecognized plugins to "Never Activate".

In the left column, click Extensions. Then, if in doubt, disable (or Remove, if possible) unrecognized and unwanted extensions. Bear in mind that all extensions are optional; none ship with Firefox.

Often a link will appear above at least one disabled extension to restart Firefox. You can complete your work on the tab and click one of the links as the last step.