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How do I make -no-deelevate the default for Firefox in Windows 7?

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I found the -no-deelevate option which let me repair the "can't drag URL's to the desktop" feature. I changed my usual shortcut to use it.

How do I change Windows 7 to ALWAYS use that command line option when starting Firefox? For example, when I click on a link in an email, Windows starts the default web browser and passes it the link. How can I alter that command line to use -no-deelevate? There are also other programs that start a browser that need this tweak.

I'm OK with editing the registry if needed, but I have no idea where to go to make this the default for any browser start in Windows? If this has to be program specific, then changing Thunderbird would be my email concern... but I'd really prefer a global solution.

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Why aren't you fixing UAC and run Firefox as a normal user (not as administrator) ? Then you wouldn't have to use a workaround like this command line switch.

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I need to do things that often require admin priv's. I don't need Windows nagware-for-newbies designed to correct their worthless security structure to protect me.