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Firefox as default browser

Good morning all We are trying to put Firefox (already installed) as the default internet browser (currently IE 11) on our fleet of machines under Windows 7. I found a Mi… (read more)

Good morning all

We are trying to put Firefox (already installed) as the default internet browser (currently IE 11) on our fleet of machines under Windows 7.

I found a Microsoft solution which consists of modifying two values ​​in the registry:

HKCU \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ Shell \ Associations \ UrlAssociations \ http (and https) at a minimum.

Concretely, the web shortcuts open well with Firefox, however when we go to menu, Firefox options, it is not considered as the default browser. (unhappy smiley: D)

And I don't want users to click on it themselves)

My question is the following, is there an easy way to change it to the default browser by GPO firefox? (which reproduces the click on this button)

Or a list of things to do in the registry to reproduce clicking on the button to set Firefox by default in the menu, options.

I did a regshot before and after clicking on this button, and compared, but it seems quite tedious to me (Keys added: 125, Values ​​added: 113, and some modified values)

Thank you in advance to all

Asked by antony.deverchin 3 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 3 months ago

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Firefox still allowing to delete history/timeline (GPO)

Hello, we are setting our firefox setting for our domain over the gpo. I installed the the apmx template at our domain controller and setted it. Our goal is, to disable p… (read more)

Hello,

we are setting our firefox setting for our domain over the gpo. I installed the the apmx template at our domain controller and setted it.

Our goal is, to disable private surfing and preventing to delete the history. (So we could look it up if the law&order want them).

In the pictures you can see which settings are set in the gpo. Users are still to use the delete function under Settings. Do i miss some kind of gpo?

The gpo for private surfing is working fine so nobody can use it atm. A record with rsop.msc is showing evrything correctly. The Problem is on all machines. With outher browsers and gpo we do not have that kind of problem.

Following GPO Rules (Tranlated): Disable Chronicle -> Disabled Clear the history when Firefox is closed -> Disabled Disable Clean Firefox -> Enabled Disable private browsing -> Enabled Forgot button Deactivate button -> Enabled Mozilla/Firefox/Clear data when browser is closed -> Locked -> Enabled

Asked by Schnuecker 8 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 6 months ago

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Updated Firefox to version 70, report still shows versions 69 and older installed

We're running reports from our Software deployment tools and after pushing update 70 on Windows 7 machines, version 69.x of Firefox is still reporting as being installed.… (read more)

We're running reports from our Software deployment tools and after pushing update 70 on Windows 7 machines, version 69.x of Firefox is still reporting as being installed. When we push an uninstall task for version 69.x, it removes all bookmarks and passwords for users on the PC. Windows 10 does not appear to have this same issue. We believe it may be because version 70 is forcing x64 install and we had x86 69.x installed previously.

Asked by DCarney 1 year ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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Firefox ignores policies.json if you are signed into Windows as Guest user. Is there any workaround?

I've been using Firefox on all the public computers in our public library for years. I used to be able to protect the users from being harassed with pop-ups to update fir… (read more)

I've been using Firefox on all the public computers in our public library for years. I used to be able to protect the users from being harassed with pop-ups to update firefox (which the user cannot do anyway, because they're a guest user and don't have permission to install programs) by changing settings in about:config. Now that this doesn't work anymore, I am trying to use a policies.json file to prevent the update popup. This works fine if I am logged into Windows as a standard or elevated user, but when I run Firefox as a Guest user, the policies.json file is completely ignored. Is there some other folder where I need to put the file? Is there something else I can try like running Firefox Portable or some other trick? The update pop-up is now a constant annoyance for all the library's users and I'd like to make it go away.

Asked by jthom 1 year ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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how to make a profile common to all new user's profile

I am preparing a new version to be deployed and I am passing from ver 52.4.1 esr to 60.6.1 esr and things look different for deploying the software. How to make all users… (read more)

I am preparing a new version to be deployed and I am passing from ver 52.4.1 esr to 60.6.1 esr and things look different for deploying the software.

How to make all users have the same settings including cert files and preferences in the new version?

Asked by Ahmed WAJA 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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In FF 60.6.0 ESR - How do I make it so that when a user opens firefox for the first time they get a default profile that I have configured.

In the previous versions I could have a default profile configured and when a user launched FF for the first time it would copy that default profile to the users profile… (read more)

In the previous versions I could have a default profile configured and when a user launched FF for the first time it would copy that default profile to the users profile. This allowed me to set a variety of corporate configuration defaults.

We currently run Windows 7 (moving to 10 soon) Trying to get 60.6.0 ESR to work.

Asked by BryanGa 1 year ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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I need to force Firefox to open documents in external pdf viewer on all computers in my company.

Hi. I'm obligated to force firefox to open pdf files downloaded from web to open externally in foxit reader. As far as i've researched there is no option to set it in use… (read more)

Hi. I'm obligated to force firefox to open pdf files downloaded from web to open externally in foxit reader. As far as i've researched there is no option to set it in user.js in all local profiles of firefox (I've just tried to set pdfjs.disabled to true - but this ended file to download rather than open in foxit). Computers are in Windows AD domain (about 500). We have different versions of firefox across computers (mainly esr versions from 50 to 60). Is there any way to set firefox pref to open in external pdf viewer in all computers in this situation?

Asked by krzmuc 2 years ago

Last reply by keith.loepere 2 years ago

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How do I manually add a flash exception without visiting the website.

In chrome and or maybe even earlier versions of firefox, we were allowed to type in a url as an exception to run flash. Now, we have to type the website into the browser,… (read more)

In chrome and or maybe even earlier versions of firefox, we were allowed to type in a url as an exception to run flash.

Now, we have to type the website into the browser, go there, and then add the flash exception from the top left "info" icon.

Asked by RileyM 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago