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Ceating a desktop shortcut for a URL gives an error upon click

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After I drag to the desktop a shortcut appears. In properties it lists the correct URL. When I click to open the error "Unable to open this internet shortcut. The protocol "http" does not have a registered program. This happens with IE as well as Firefiox. FF is my goto browser. Win 7, FF 18. Any ideas?

After I drag to the desktop a shortcut appears. In properties it lists the correct URL. When I click to open the error "Unable to open this internet shortcut. The protocol "http" does not have a registered program. This happens with IE as well as Firefiox. FF is my goto browser. Win 7, FF 18. Any ideas?

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Make sure that you have set Firefox as the default browser. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Default_browser *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/How+to+make+Firefox+the+default+browser *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Setting+Firefox+as+the+default+browser+does+not+work

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Thank you! Sometimes te simple answers are hard to find!

Thank you! Sometimes te simple answers are hard to find!