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Can hyperlinks open in Firefox?

Discussion in 'Microsoft OneNote' started by ngaimoko, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. ngaimoko

    ngaimoko Flightless Bird

    Hello,

    I use Firefox as my web browser, and am wondering if there is a way of
    making my OneNote hyperlinks automatically open in Firefox as the default,
    instead of Internet Explorer.

    Come to think of it, I have the same problem in Excel and Word, so if there
    is a general way to configure this for all of Office, that would be ideal.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Rainald Taesler

    Rainald Taesler Flightless Bird

    ngaimoko wrote:
    > I use Firefox as my web browser, and am wondering if there is a way of
    > making my OneNote hyperlinks automatically open in Firefox as the
    > default, instead of Internet Explorer.
    >
    > Come to think of it, I have the same problem in Excel and Word, so if
    > there is a general way to configure this for all of Office, that
    > would be ideal.


    You have to set FireFix as your *DEFAULT* browser.

    Rainald
     
  3. Steve Silverwood

    Steve Silverwood Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 17 Jan 2010 14:10:01 -0800, ngaimoko
    <ngaimoko@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >I use Firefox as my web browser, and am wondering if there is a way of
    >making my OneNote hyperlinks automatically open in Firefox as the default,
    >instead of Internet Explorer.
    >
    >Come to think of it, I have the same problem in Excel and Word, so if there
    >is a general way to configure this for all of Office, that would be ideal.


    Just out of curiosity, what is your reason for wanting to use Firefox
    as your default browser? If you do, you lose the ability that IE
    provides for sending web content into your OneNote notebook. That is,
    unless someone's come up with a Firefox extension that I don't know
    about -- one that WORKS, that is.

    //Steve//
     
  4. Rainald Taesler

    Rainald Taesler Flightless Bird

    Steve Silverwood wrote:
    > On Sun, 17 Jan 2010 14:10:01 -0800, ngaimoko
    > <ngaimoko@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    >>I use Firefox as my web browser, and am wondering if there is a way of
    >>making my OneNote hyperlinks automatically open in Firefox as the
    >>default, instead of Internet Explorer.
    >>
    >>Come to think of it, I have the same problem in Excel and Word, so if
    >>there is a general way to configure this for all of Office, that
    >>would be ideal.

    >
    > Just out of curiosity, what is your reason for wanting to use Firefox
    > as your default browser? If you do, you lose the ability that IE
    > provides for sending web content into your OneNote notebook. That is,
    > unless someone's come up with a Firefox extension that I don't know
    > about -- one that WORKS, that is.


    This add-on exists. And it works!

    Rainald
     
  5. Steve Silverwood

    Steve Silverwood Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 14 Feb 2010 20:04:18 +0100, "Rainald Taesler" <taesler@gmx.de>
    wrote:

    >> ... That is,
    >> unless someone's come up with a Firefox extension that I don't know
    >> about -- one that WORKS, that is.

    >
    >This add-on exists. And it works!


    Thanks, I'll go look on the Mozilla website and pick it up.

    //Steve//

    PS: Now, if someone were to come up with one that works in Google
    Chrome, I'd be all set! :)
     
  6. Steve Silverwood

    Steve Silverwood Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 14 Feb 2010 20:04:18 +0100, "Rainald Taesler" <taesler@gmx.de>
    wrote:

    >This add-on exists. And it works!


    BTW, I forgot to mention when I asked that question that I am using FF
    3.6, and some extensions written for earlier apps don't always work in
    the newer releases. I should have been more specific when I asked. I
    knew about the OneNote extension for the earlier versions but should
    have asked if that one or any others existed that supported the latest
    release.

    It's moot, of course, because it does, but I should have been clearer
    in my initial post.

    Now, if someone would just write one for Google Chrome, my life would
    be complete! Presently I have to use Evernote as a conduit for
    clipping from Chrome:

    - Clip from Chrome into Evernote
    - Open the Evernote app
    - Forward the Evernote item via email
    - Get the email in Outlook
    - Move the item over to OneNote from Outlook

    I know, I could do that manually by just Copying the stuff from Chrome
    to the clipboard and pasting it to OneNote, but sometimes that's just
    inconvenient. Also, the Chrome add-in copies to the online version of
    Evernote, so if I'm using another computer in the house (that doesn't
    have my OneNote database on it) I can send the info to Evernote from
    there.

    There are three Chrome extensions I use on a regular basis: Roboform,
    Evernote and Xmarks. FYI.

    //Steve//
     

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