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There are over 1,000 answers to the question about making Firefox your default browser. Over 105 pages of answers. Am I really expected to wade thru all this? I find that IE7 is still my default browser for AOL and a couple of other sites inspite of tr

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There are over 1,000 answers to the question about making Firefox your default browser. Over 105 pages of answers. Am I really expected to wade thru all this? I find that IE7 is still my default browser for AOL and a couple of other sites inspite of trying REPEATEDLY to replace IE-7 with Firefox. I need a detailed explanation of where to make changes to correct my problem. This is incredibilly frustrating as nothing I try works

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Every time Firefox opened

== Since my first attempts to use Firefox.

There are over 1,000 answers to the question about making Firefox your default browser. Over 105 pages of answers. Am I really expected to wade thru all this? I find that IE7 is still my default browser for AOL and a couple of other sites inspite of trying REPEATEDLY to replace IE-7 with Firefox. I need a detailed explanation of where to make changes to correct my problem. This is incredibilly frustrating as nothing I try works == This happened == Every time Firefox opened == Since my first attempts to use Firefox.

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I have Firefox 3.6.3 installed. Only, I simply cannot make Firefox my default browser. Nothing I have tried works. IE-7 continues to be the default browser.

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The main KnowledgeBase article about making Firefox your default browser is here: https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/How+to+make+Firefox+the+default+browser

There's also this KB article for when you are having a problem setting Firefox as the default browser: https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Setting+Firefox+as+the+default+browser+does+not+work

Some programs that are installed on Windows operating systems are coded to open IE, and there's nothing the average user can do to change it.

You say that some websites are opening in IE; how are you opening those websites? It may not be a problem with the "default browser" setting. From a desktop shortcut? Or, from a bookmark in Firefox?

The main KnowledgeBase article about making Firefox your default browser is here: https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/How+to+make+Firefox+the+default+browser There's also this KB article for when you are having a problem setting Firefox as the default browser: https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Setting+Firefox+as+the+default+browser+does+not+work Some programs that are installed on Windows operating systems are coded to open IE, and there's nothing the average user can do to change it. You say that some '''websites''' are opening in IE; how are you opening those websites? It may not be a problem with the "default browser" setting. From a desktop shortcut? Or, from a bookmark in Firefox?