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firefox browser keeps changing

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Firefox is always set as my default browser BUT that keeps changing each time I use Firefox,which could be up to 10-15 times per day & each time it ask me if I want Firefox as my Default Browser WHY????????

Firefox is always set as my default browser BUT that keeps changing each time I use Firefox,which could be up to 10-15 times per day & each time it ask me if I want Firefox as my Default Browser WHY????????

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Firefox checks some keys in the Windows Registry to see if it if the default browser. If one of these do not point to Firefox then you get this notification.

You can set these prefs to false do disable this check.

  • browser.shell.checkDefaultBrowser = false
  • browser.defaultbrowser.notificationbar = false
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Version: 68.0.1 Build ID: 20190717172542 User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:68.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/68.0 OS: Windows_NT 6.1 Launcher Process: Enabled Remote Processes: 4 Enterprise Policies: Inactive Google Location Service Key: Found Google Safebrowsing Key: Found Mozilla Location Service Key: Found Safe Mode: false

Crash Reports for the Last 3 Days


Firefox Features


Name: Firefox Monitor Version: 3.0 ID: fxmonitor@mozilla.org

Name: Firefox Screenshots Version: 39.0.0 ID: screenshots@mozilla.org

Name: Form Autofill Version: 1.0 ID: formautofill@mozilla.org

Name: Web Compat Version: 5.0.2 ID: webcompat@mozilla.org

Name: WebCompat Reporter Version: 1.1.0 ID: webcompat-reporter@mozilla.org

Remote Processes


Type: Web Content Count: 2 / 8

Type: Extension Count: 1

Type: GPU Count: 1

Extensions


Name: AdGuard AdBlocker Version: 3.2.1 Enabled: true ID: adguardadblocker@adguard.com

Name: Amazon.co.uk Version: 1.1 Enabled: true ID: amazon@search.mozilla.org

Name: Bing Version: 1.0 Enabled: true ID: bing@search.mozilla.org

Name: Browsec VPN - Free and Unlimited VPN Version: 3.23.0 Enabled: true ID: browsec@browsec.com

Name: Default Bookmark Folder Version: 2.10.1 Enabled: true ID: default-bookmark-folder@gustiaux.com

Name: DuckDuckGo Version: 1.0 Enabled: true ID: ddg@search.mozilla.org

Name: eBay Version: 1.0 Enabled: true ID: ebay@search.mozilla.org

Name: Ghostery – Privacy Ad Blocker Version: 8.3.4 Enabled: true ID: firefox@ghostery.com

Name: Google Version: 1.0 Enabled: true ID: google@search.mozilla.org

Name: javascript Version: 0.1.0 Enabled: true ID: {d4bc778f-3a98-44f4-9b2e-45fab92a21db}

Name: JavaScript Toggle On and Off Version: 0.2.3 Enabled: true ID: {479f0278-2c34-4365-b9f0-1d328d0f0a40}

Name: Logitech SetPoint Version: 6.60.90 Enabled: true ID: {84380428-8c9d-4bdf-913d-b2c34d6562d9}

Name: Popup Blocker Ultimate Version: 9.7.1 Enabled: true ID: {60B7679C-BED9-11E5-998D-8526BB8E7F8B}

Name: SetupVPN - Lifetime Free VPN Version: 3.7.0 Enabled: true ID: @setupvpncom

Name: Strict Pop-up Blocker Version: 0.6 Enabled: true ID: jid1-P34HaABBBpOerQ@jetpack

Name: Twitter Version: 1.0 Enabled: true ID: twitter@search.mozilla.org

Name: Wikipedia (en) Version: 1.0 Enabled: true ID: wikipedia@search.mozilla.org

Name: Hotspot Shield VPN Free Proxy – Unblock Sites Version: 3.4.18 Enabled: false ID: hotspot-shield@anchorfree.com

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Hi Fred, Thank you for your Kind Assistance Due to the Size of the Clipboard I had to delete a couple of lines,the Version is 68.0.1 This is what I receive when I use Firefox most of the time which is approx 15-20 times per day Yes,I have set Firefox as my default,But it keeos on Changing as per the attachment Regards Darryl

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Okay, the next time that comes up, uncheck Always Preform This Check

Question: Does any other web browser try to start?

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Firefox checks some keys in the Windows Registry to see if it if the default browser. If one of these do not point to Firefox then you get this notification.

You can set these prefs to false do disable this check.

  • browser.shell.checkDefaultBrowser = false
  • browser.defaultbrowser.notificationbar = false
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Hi cor-el I did what you requested & both were mark True & I changed them to False Fingers crossed that this will work Thanks again Regards Darryl

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FredMcD said

Okay, the next time that comes up, uncheck Always Preform This Check Question: Does any other web browser try to start?

FredMcD said

Okay, the next time that comes up, uncheck Always Preform This Check Question: Does any other web browser try to start?

Hi Fred,I just did as you suggested & now it is a waiting Game Thanks Regards Darryl

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smithassoc said

Hi cor-el I did what you requested & both were mark True & I changed them to False Fingers crossed that this will work Thanks again Regards Darryl

Thank you cor-el,It looks like after 3-4 days your suggestion has worked Thanks again Darryl

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smithassoc said

FredMcD said
Okay, the next time that comes up, uncheck Always Preform This Check Question: Does any other web browser try to start?

FredMcD said

Okay, the next time that comes up, uncheck Always Preform This Check Question: Does any other web browser try to start?

Hi Fred,I just did as you suggested & now it is a waiting Game Thanks Regards Darryl

Thanks Fre,After 3-4 days,it looks like it has worked Thanks again Regards Darryl

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Glad to help. Safe Surfing.