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want to open webpages from gmail with fire fox

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When When i Click a link in my Gmail it opens with MS Edge I want it to open with firefox. can someone give me step by step instructions on how to accomplish this. my default browser is Fire fox

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wldproj said

I am not sure what you are asking me but when I launch my Gmail on top is says....

Hi Harvey, how do you launch Gmail? For example:

(A) In Firefox, you go to https://mail.google.com/ , log in to your Google Account, and then view your Inbox in a Firefox tab.

(B) You double-click an icon on your Windows desktop that opens a program other than Firefox, such as the Windows Mail app.

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If you are reading your Gmail in a tab in Firefox and you click a normal http:// or https:// link, it definitely should open in Firefox. There isn't any Firefox setting to send regular web page links to other browsers. That said:

If you click a link that leads to a PDF, it might open in a different program depending on your settings for PDFs. See: View PDF files in Firefox or choose another viewer

If you click a link that leads to a file that Firefox can't display, such as .doc/.docx, .xls/.xlsx, and so on, then similar settings determine whether the file is saved, or sent to another application, or Firefox shows a download dialog.

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Hello Scher2000 Thanks for your quick reply.

This is the deal. I am opening emails that are in my Gmail account which uses chrome. but this is a manual log in. within my Gmail, if I click onto a URL link it opens in MS Edge This occurs on all links so far as I can see.

What I want is it to open these links in FireFox and I cannot not find any setting in Gmail that sets up default browser, but FireFox & Win 10 are both setup having FireFox as default browser..

I hope I am making my issue clear. What ever info you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Have great day


Harvey

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Hi Harvey, I'm not clear on which program you are using to read your Gmail. For example, browsers will generally handles the links opened in that browser:

But other kinds of applications may have their own rules about where links open. Are you using the Windows "Mail" app to read your Gmail? Or Outlook? Or a different Windows app?

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I am not sure what you are asking me but when I launch my Gmail on top is says.... Inbox-[email]@gmai.com Gmail and all my emails are displayed when I open one of the emails and if there is a link to a webpage , and I click on that link, that webpage is opened with Microsoft Edge. I would like it to be opened with FireFox

I even went into MS Edge and made sure that it was not set as default and matter of fact this link is opened in MS Edge.

Harvey

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wldproj said

I am not sure what you are asking me but when I launch my Gmail on top is says....

Hi Harvey, how do you launch Gmail? For example:

(A) In Firefox, you go to https://mail.google.com/ , log in to your Google Account, and then view your Inbox in a Firefox tab.

(B) You double-click an icon on your Windows desktop that opens a program other than Firefox, such as the Windows Mail app.

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