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Firefox keeps hijacking my files.

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Firefox keeps hijacking my files. They can then be opened only with Firefox, and then other tools (which were written to use Internet Explorer) cannot do their job. Unfortunately, since the laptop is owned by my employer, I cannot simply remove Firefox from the laptop. How can I disable Firefox without removing it from my PC?

== As soon as I started using the laptop.

Firefox keeps hijacking my files. They can then be opened only with Firefox, and then other tools (which were written to use Internet Explorer) cannot do their job. Unfortunately, since the laptop is owned by my employer, I cannot simply remove Firefox from the laptop. How can I disable Firefox without removing it from my PC? == As soon as I started using the laptop.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • -NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Default Plug-in
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r32
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Mozilla browsers
  • DRM Netscape Network Object
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.3) Gecko/20090824 Firefox/3.5.3 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

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You can choose to open files with other applications by right clicking them and using the Open With... menu. From here, just choose the program you want to edit HTML files in.

When Firefox is the default browser, it becomes the default program for opening HTML files. If you want to change this, you can do this by right clicking a file and choosing Open With->Other. From here, pick the application you want to use, then check "Always use this program for files of this type".

You can choose to open files with other applications by right clicking them and using the '''Open With...''' menu. From here, just choose the program you want to edit HTML files in. When Firefox is the default browser, it becomes the default program for opening HTML files. If you want to change this, you can do this by right clicking a file and choosing Open With->Other. From here, pick the application you want to use, then check "Always use this program for files of this type".