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Firefox Developer Edition for Visual Studio 2019

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Unfortunately, the company mandates the use of non-Firefox browser for the internet. What I want to do is use Firefox Developer as the browser for testing web apps. (This is okay with IT.) However, Visual Studio doesn't allow me to not use the default browser for running tests. I've tried Microsoft, Visual Studio, etc. and no one has a solution for wiring up the VS "View in browser" for .html pages to Firefox. Does anyone have a suggestion? TIA!

Jim

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With Windows OS's the default web browser is what will open when using a 3rd party application to open a web browser. Short of a Firefox extension to "perform that action" that is locked into Windows.

But ... File > Open File from the Firefox Menu Bar and then locating those *.html files should work just fine to display them in Firefox.

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Hello Jim,

there is a plugin for Visual Studio called "open in browser" made by TechER which should give you the option to open in the default browser or open in an alternative one

Hope this helps

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Thanks Mick! That's just the kind of thing I'm looking for. Unfortunately, it's for Visual Studio Code, not (vanilla) Visual Studio. That naming decision causes a lot of confusion.

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With Windows OS's the default web browser is what will open when using a 3rd party application to open a web browser. Short of a Firefox extension to "perform that action" that is locked into Windows.

But ... File > Open File from the Firefox Menu Bar and then locating those *.html files should work just fine to display them in Firefox.

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