User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040803 Firefox/0.9.3 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040803 Firefox/0.9.3 When setting as default browser, FireFox has to write some values to the registry, for example in key "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\shell\open\command" it has to set "(default)" to the app path. However, some browsers do the following: they don't write their path to the "open"-key but to another key in the same path. (e.g. AvantBrowser: "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\shell\AvantBrowser\command") This only works when they set the default value of "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\shell" to "AvantBrowser". In result, windows uses the key "AvantBrowser" instead of "open". In result, FireFox should set for every document type it changes ("http", "html" etc.) "KEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell" -> "(default)" to "open" to make sure Windows reads the right key. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Have some special browsers as default browser (e.g. AvantBrowser http://www.avantbrowser.com) 1. Install FireFox; instruct the setup application to set FireFox as default browser. 2. Try to open a website out of any application (e.g. click a link in Thunderbird) Actual Results: The old browser opens. Expected Results: Open FireFox.
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Try the following registry hack: in REGEDIT, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\IEXPLORE.EXE and change the (Default) value so it points to the path of the Firefox executable. Then remove the "Path" string. What's so cool about this hack is that when you run the Internet Explorer application (IEXPLORE), and tell it to set IE as the default browser, it associates all Web file types and protocols with Firefox (because it looks for the path in the above key)! I don't know about .cdf files (Channel Definition Files) being supported in Firefox; you will have to ask Mozilla about those. However, I do know that running 'REGSVR32 CDFVIEW.DLL' will associate .cdf files with IE. Also, AOL ART files will still be registered to open with IE (if "AOL Art Image Support" was installed into IE).
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 305040 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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