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all desk top icons are showining internet explorer


i don't know what i have done but all programs on my computer are trying to open in internet explorer. How can i undo this?

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Nathan2055 11 solutions 110 answers

You can reset Firefox as the default browser by following these instructions.

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I am afraid neither answer helped me because the first solution was too difficult for me and in the second answer, the firefox window does not appear. I have been trying things since I posted my question and have now managed to make all my icons to show Firefox! At least I can now open my email on that computer ( I am using my laptop to write this.) Thank you very much for your help. I do not know what I did! Ann