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why does firefox keep making it my default browser when I keep changing it to IE it changes back to firefox

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So every time I go to firefox it makes it my default broser but I dont want it to i changed it to IE but it changes back to firefox again. And I dont want firefox as default.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

about a week or so ago

User Agent

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; GTB6.4; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; MDDC; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; OfficeLiveConnector.1.4; OfficeLivePatch.1.3)

So every time I go to firefox it makes it my default broser but I dont want it to i changed it to IE but it changes back to firefox again. And I dont want firefox as default. == This happened == Every time Firefox opened == about a week or so ago == == User Agent == Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; GTB6.4; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; MDDC; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; OfficeLiveConnector.1.4; OfficeLivePatch.1.3)

Additional System Details

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; GTB6.4; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; MDDC; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; OfficeLiveConnector.1.4; OfficeLivePatch.1.3)

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
3.6.3
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Installed Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Search Settings Plugin
1.2.2
false
search@searchsettings.com
Dealio Toolbar Plugin
4.0.1
false
{01398B87-61AF-4FFB-9AB5-1A1C5FB39A9C}
Java Console
6.0.17
true
Java Console
6.0.19
true
Java Console
6.0.20
true
Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant
1.2.1
true
{20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}
RealPlayer Browser Record Plugin
1.1.4
true
Move Media Player
7
true
moveplayer@movenetworks.com
Modified Preferences
Name
Value
browser.places.importBookmarksHTML
false
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.6.3/firstrun/
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:1.9.2.3
extensions.lastAppVersion
3.6.3
general.useragent.extra.microsoftdotnet
( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.last_vacuum
1274470105
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false

Morbus 135 solutions 2340 answers

Hello Mandy.

I can't think of a scenario where Firefox would make itself the default browser against the user's consent. Still, go into Tools > Options > Advanced > General > System defaults and untick that small box at the bottom of the window that talks about Firefox asking you each time it starts.

Hopefully that will fix the issue.

Hello Mandy. I can't think of a scenario where Firefox would make itself the default browser against the user's consent. Still, go into Tools > Options > Advanced > General > System defaults and untick that small box at the bottom of the window that talks about Firefox asking you each time it starts. Hopefully that will fix the issue.
ccrashh 0 solutions 4 answers

Well, it isn't necessarily making itself the default browser. What it is doing is ignoring the settings in Control Panel/Add Remove Programs/Set Program Access and Defaults - Custom. Even if I set IE as my default, FF still is.

Well, it isn't necessarily making itself the default browser. What it is doing is ignoring the settings in Control Panel/Add Remove Programs/Set Program Access and Defaults - Custom. Even if I set IE as my default, FF still is.