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Battle of the browsers

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by 5tulips, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. 5tulips

    5tulips Flightless Bird

    Windows XP Pro SP2
    Internet Explorer 7

    Last year and the year before that, I downloaded three other browsers to
    proof my websites. Each time I chose a different browser to proof, I had to
    give my permission to let the one I chose be the default. That was
    reassuring and very polite.

    I noticed recently that the question is no longer being asked. Does anyone
    know why?
     
  2. G. R. Woodring

    G. R. Woodring Flightless Bird

    Date: 3/28/2010 5:22 PM, Author: 5tulips Wrote:
    > Windows XP Pro SP2
    > Internet Explorer 7
    >
    > Last year and the year before that, I downloaded three other browsers to
    > proof my websites. Each time I chose a different browser to proof, I had to
    > give my permission to let the one I chose be the default. That was
    > reassuring and very polite.
    >
    > I noticed recently that the question is no longer being asked. Does anyone
    > know why?
    >
    >


    In Internet Explorer: [Tools]>[Internet Options], "Programs" tab, in the Default web
    browser block check [X] Tell me if Internet Explorer is not the default web browser.

    In Firefox: [Tools]>[Options]>[Advanced], "General" tab, in System Defaults block
    check [X} Always check to see if Firefox is the default browser on startup.

    Most other browsers will be similar.

    At some point you (or another user) has selected to stop asking. IMO it is best to
    set one browser as default and disable those prompts. Choose the browser that best
    meets you daily needs.

    A browser doesn't need to be the default to work. Just open the HTML file with every
    browser (double-click for default browser and right-click, Open With... for the
    others). Open the file with your editor, edit and save, then just go to each browser
    and refresh to see the effect of your changes.

    --
    G. R. Woodring
     
  3. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Tools>Internet Options - Programs tab, check "Tell me if Internet Explorer
    is not the default web browser"

    Regards.

    "5tulips" <5tulips@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:exhRbyrzKHA.3264@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Windows XP Pro SP2
    > Internet Explorer 7
    >
    > Last year and the year before that, I downloaded three other browsers to
    > proof my websites. Each time I chose a different browser to proof, I had
    > to
    > give my permission to let the one I chose be the default. That was
    > reassuring and very polite.
    >
    > I noticed recently that the question is no longer being asked. Does anyone
    > know why?
    >
    >
    >
     
  4. 5tulips

    5tulips Flightless Bird

    Glad I asked. This is a busy computer and apparently I didn't examine all my
    tools yet. So I'm finally doing my homework. thanks.

    5 tulips



    "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:49E86756-0801-4E51-9CC7-9E1B78D70861@microsoft.com...
    : Tools>Internet Options - Programs tab, check "Tell me if Internet Explorer
    : is not the default web browser"
    :
    : Regards.
    :
    : "5tulips" <5tulips@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    : news:exhRbyrzKHA.3264@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    : > Windows XP Pro SP2
    : > Internet Explorer 7
    : >
    : > Last year and the year before that, I downloaded three other browsers to
    : > proof my websites. Each time I chose a different browser to proof, I had
    : > to
    : > give my permission to let the one I chose be the default. That was
    : > reassuring and very polite.
    : >
    : > I noticed recently that the question is no longer being asked. Does
    anyone
    : > know why?
    : >
    : >
    : >
     
  5. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "5tulips" <5tulips@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:exhRbyrzKHA.3264@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Windows XP Pro SP2
    > Internet Explorer 7
    >
    > Last year and the year before that, I downloaded three other browsers to
    > proof my websites. Each time I chose a different browser to proof, I had
    > to
    > give my permission to let the one I chose be the default. That was
    > reassuring and very polite.
    >
    > I noticed recently that the question is no longer being asked. Does anyone
    > know why?
    >
    >


    There is a checkbox where you said, Don't ask again.

    The default browser will be used when you click a link in an e-mail, for
    example. You can open any browser at any time, and it checks to see if it is
    the default, until you selected the checkbox that said, Don't make this
    check again.

    You can go into Windows Explorer, Tools>Folder Options>Advanced, and change
    the file association to set the default where you want it. I'm not certain,
    but I think you can make it ask for the default everytime.
     

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