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Can't keep Firefox as my browser in windows 10

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I have Firefox version 42.0. I get the Firefox homepage, but as soon as I enter my first search I get the browser page from the chosen search engine e.g. Google, Bing etc.. These browser pages have none of the Firefox features. I have tried all the recommended fixes such: Setting Firefox as default browser. Setting up Firefox as a default App in Windows 10 and restoring Firefox. Therefore I can change my search engines but I cannot keep Firefox as my preferred browser even though the home page always opens, it just goes straight into a Google / Bing or whatever 'search engine search I have set. I am coming to the conclusion that this is the way the latest version works but older versions always retained Firefox as the browser.

Any ideas. Ian

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I understand that the default browser is not staying Firefox and that when you use search that it sends you to an IE?

Try this, go to Default Apps in the Windows 10 settings menu. Then click on Default apps by file type and see if there is a particular association with a filetype that is IE.

Hope that helps.