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Firefox is currently my default browser, but my work requires I use another. How can I change the pref?

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Firefox is currently my default browser, but my work requires I use another. How can I change the pref?

My work situation requires that I change my default setting so Firefox is not the default browser. Is this possible, via a preferences file, e.g., or do I need to uninstall Firefox (which I want to use for other things)? I have been through every help file available here.

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Re: Firefox is currently my default browser, but my work requires I use another. How can I change the pref?

Every browser has the ability to make itself the default. For example, if you have IE8 and want to make IE8 the default, here are the steps: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/change-internet-explorer-programs-settings (ignore the Vista in the URL)

New Contributor

Re: Firefox is currently my default browser, but my work requires I use another. How can I change the pref?

I usually find the easiest way to change the default browser is simply to run that browser. It should ask you if you want to make it the default.

New Contributor

Re: Firefox is currently my default browser, but my work requires I use another. How can I change the pref?

Thanks for the suggestions. jscher, can you offer the same sort of advice for Firefox? I haven't been able to find anything like that for Firefox.

Legendary Contributor

Re: Firefox is currently my default browser, but my work requires I use another. How can I change the pref?

Hi sambufalini, try this article: Make Firefox your default browser.