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Setting Firefox as the default browser does not work - What to do in Windows 8.1?

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The 'Setting Firefox as the default browser does not work - What to do' article identifies the problem but does not give instructions for Windows 8.1. I've tried following equivalent process for Win 7 but it doesn't work. I still get asked if I want Firefox to be default program every time it opens.

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Open Windows Internet Explorer. Have it declared as the default browser. But turn off the option to check this when the browser opens (If you want).

Now do the same thing using Firefox.

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Many thanks. I couldn't find the off button or checkbox to stop IE checking it is default, but the dialogue box allowed the option to select 'Windows', 'Non-Windows' or 'Custom' browser choices. The Non-Windows option listed Firefox as the default browser, and removed internet access for IE. Seems to have sorted the problem. Thanks again.

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