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set Firefox portable as default browser

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I want to set Firefox Portable as my default browser. It's been updated to the latest version.

I've tried the method described here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/make-firefox-your-default-browser

The problem is that Firefox isn't listed as an option on the drop down menu. Maybe that's because I'm using Portable, rather than the installed version.

Resetting to Microsoft recommended defaults doesn't help.

I want to set Firefox Portable as my default browser. It's been updated to the latest version. I've tried the method described here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/make-firefox-your-default-browser The problem is that Firefox isn't listed as an option on the drop down menu. Maybe that's because I'm using Portable, rather than the installed version. Resetting to Microsoft recommended defaults doesn't help.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 32.0 r0

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:60.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/60.0

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Meskó Balázs
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Most likely it is because it is the portable one, and the info here suggest this too: https://portableapps.com/support/firefox_portable. But anyway, I'd contact the developer with this issue, as Firefox Portable is not supported by Mozilla in any way.

Most likely it is because it is the portable one, and the info here suggest this too: https://portableapps.com/support/firefox_portable. But anyway, I'd contact the developer with this issue, as Firefox Portable is not supported by Mozilla in any way.

Question owner

"Firefox Portable is not supported by Mozilla in any way."

It isn't? Who is making it, then, if not Mozilla?

"Firefox Portable is not supported by Mozilla in any way." It isn't? Who is making it, then, if not Mozilla?
WestEnd
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If your using Windows 10 O/S you should be able to change the default Browser have you tried this option yet? And portable are we talking laptop portable or Virtual Windows for mozilla?

If your using Windows 10 O/S you should be able to change the default Browser have you tried this option yet? And portable are we talking laptop portable or Virtual Windows for mozilla?

Question owner

"you should be able to change the default Browser have you tried this option yet"

As I stated in the OP, I've tried it. It lists several browsers to choose as my default. Firefox isn't on the list.

"you should be able to change the default Browser have you tried this option yet" As I stated in the OP, I've tried it. It lists several browsers to choose as my default. Firefox isn't on the list.
Meskó Balázs
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Pete said

It isn't? Who is making it, then, if not Mozilla?

AFAIK PortableApps package and support these. This is their support forum: https://portableapps.com/forums/support/firefox_portable

''Pete [[#answer-1253272|said]]'' <blockquote> It isn't? Who is making it, then, if not Mozilla? </blockquote> AFAIK PortableApps package and support these. This is their support forum: https://portableapps.com/forums/support/firefox_portable