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Unable to make Firefox the default browser via GPO on Windows 10

I'm using these instructions for making the FireFox browser the default browser via GPO: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/make-firefox-enterprise-default-browser#fire… (tuilleadh eolais)

I'm using these instructions for making the FireFox browser the default browser via GPO: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/make-firefox-enterprise-default-browser#firefox-enterprise:win10: and I'm unable to do so successfully.

When I perform the steps what happens is that no browser becomes the default. Trying to open an html document causes Windows 10 to ask the user to pick which browser they would like to be the default web browser. I can choose Firefox at that point but if I reboot or do a gpupdate /force, the default app for browser goes back to not having one selected.

I can use the same steps to a file at the same network location to make Google Chrome the default browser without issue, but when I switch back to trying to make Firefox the default the same problem returns. I've tried the rapid release version and the ESR version. I have also uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox.

I feel like the issue is related to the default associations xml file from the instructions which states ProgId="FirefoxHTML . If you look in the windows registry, "FirefoxHTML" is not listed as an option for either of these keys: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.html\OpenWithProgIds Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.htm\OpenWithProgIds

If you go here: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Firefox-308046B0AF4A39CB\Capabilities\URLAssociations

Instead of "FirefoxHTML" it lists "FirefoxURL-308046B0AF4A39CB" for the http and https url associations.

Does anyone have a solution to this problem or another way to make Firefox the default browser for multiple machines remotely?

Asked by adidasnmotion 8 mí ó shin

Answered by Mike Kaply 8 mí ó shin

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Is there a way to disable "Open File" and "Save Page As" operation from the menu?

Our company is using Firefox. We recently have found that you can launch Command Prompt or PowerShell by typing "cmd" or "powershell" into address bar of "Open File" or "… (tuilleadh eolais)

Our company is using Firefox. We recently have found that you can launch Command Prompt or PowerShell by typing "cmd" or "powershell" into address bar of "Open File" or "Save Page As" menu.

Since we can not accept this behavior for security reasons, we are considering disabling "Open File" and "Save Page As" feature themselves. Is there a way to realize this?

We sought options to disable these features, but could not find any so far. Or If there is alternative solution for this, that would be highly appreciated if you share your knowledge.

moved from Firefox -> Firefox for Enterprise

Asked by Flagab 9 mí ó shin

Answered by Mike Kaply 8 mí ó shin