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Changing default browser - opening hyperlinks in Word, Excel, OneN

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

  1. ngaimoko

    ngaimoko Flightless Bird

    Hello,

    I'm wondering how to change the default browser so when I click on
    hyperlinks in Word, Excel, and OneNote they automatically open in Firefox. Is
    there a way to do this? Currently they all open in IE, which I have on my
    computer but don't prefer to use.

    Thanks very much!
     
  2. Susan Ramlet

    Susan Ramlet Flightless Bird

    This would be a question for a Firefox forum, as Office settings have
    nothing to do with the default browser.

    However, since I have Firefox.... On the menu, choose:

    Tools
    Options
    Advanced
    Check "Always check to see if Firefox is the default browser on startup"
    Also click "Check Now"
    When prompted, tell it you want FF to be the default.

    This will be the default for all links from Microsoft Office applications
    and every other application on your system.

    --
    Susan Ramlet
    --
    please reply to the newsgroup so all may benefit.

    "ngaimoko" <ngaimoko@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F1A39C60-70D0-40DC-9BB1-5B5FF36A6615@microsoft.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I'm wondering how to change the default browser so when I click on
    > hyperlinks in Word, Excel, and OneNote they automatically open in Firefox.
    > Is
    > there a way to do this? Currently they all open in IE, which I have on my
    > computer but don't prefer to use.
    >
    > Thanks very much!
     
  3. Steve Rindsberg

    Steve Rindsberg Flightless Bird

    In article <88FBF3BD-8578-4EAC-8120-95C68383E39F@microsoft.com>, Susan
    Ramlet wrote:
    > This would be a question for a Firefox forum, as Office settings have
    > nothing to do with the default browser.
    >
    > However, since I have Firefox.... On the menu, choose:
    >
    > Tools
    > Options
    > Advanced
    > Check "Always check to see if Firefox is the default browser on startup"
    > Also click "Check Now"
    > When prompted, tell it you want FF to be the default.
    >
    > This will be the default for all links from Microsoft Office applications
    > and every other application on your system.


    FWIW, some links will *always* open in MSIE no matter what you set up this
    way. In PPT, for example, links to image types that MSIE recognizes (JPG,
    GIF, PNG) open in MSIE, regardless of what default app you've set for these
    file types or what browser you've set as default.

    Bit rude of it, sezzeye.
     
  4. Susan Ramlet

    Susan Ramlet Flightless Bird

    I edited the submission once to say, "This will be the default for all links
    from Microsoft Office applications and *probably* every other application on
    your system." but thought it might be confusing, so edited it back.......but
    I'm glad you added that!

    --
    Susan Ramlet
    --
    please reply to the newsgroup so all may benefit.

    "Steve Rindsberg" <abuse@localhost.com> wrote in message
    news:vA.00005645.646d20dd@localhost.com...
    > In article <88FBF3BD-8578-4EAC-8120-95C68383E39F@microsoft.com>, Susan
    > Ramlet wrote:
    >> This would be a question for a Firefox forum, as Office settings have
    >> nothing to do with the default browser.
    >>
    >> However, since I have Firefox.... On the menu, choose:
    >>
    >> Tools
    >> Options
    >> Advanced
    >> Check "Always check to see if Firefox is the default browser on startup"
    >> Also click "Check Now"
    >> When prompted, tell it you want FF to be the default.
    >>
    >> This will be the default for all links from Microsoft Office applications
    >> and every other application on your system.

    >
    > FWIW, some links will *always* open in MSIE no matter what you set up this
    > way. In PPT, for example, links to image types that MSIE recognizes (JPG,
    > GIF, PNG) open in MSIE, regardless of what default app you've set for
    > these
    > file types or what browser you've set as default.
    >
    > Bit rude of it, sezzeye.
    >
    >
    >
     
  5. Steve Rindsberg

    Steve Rindsberg Flightless Bird

    In article <E4999BBF-6105-40B2-801A-12E57DB58AEB@microsoft.com>, Susan Ramlet
    wrote:
    > I edited the submission once to say, "This will be the default for all links
    > from Microsoft Office applications and *probably* every other application on
    > your system." but thought it might be confusing, so edited it back.......but
    > I'm glad you added that!


    <g>

    The only thing you can count on is that you can't count on anything.
    And you can't even count on that.
     
  6. Susan Ramlet

    Susan Ramlet Flightless Bird

    Almost always!

    :)

    --
    Susan Ramlet
    --
    please reply to the newsgroup so all may benefit.

    "Steve Rindsberg" <abuse@localhost.com> wrote in message
    news:vA.00005654.6d2628b0@localhost.com...
    > In article <E4999BBF-6105-40B2-801A-12E57DB58AEB@microsoft.com>, Susan
    > Ramlet
    > wrote:
    >> I edited the submission once to say, "This will be the default for all
    >> links
    >> from Microsoft Office applications and *probably* every other application
    >> on
    >> your system." but thought it might be confusing, so edited it
    >> back.......but
    >> I'm glad you added that!

    >
    > <g>
    >
    > The only thing you can count on is that you can't count on anything.
    > And you can't even count on that.
    >
     

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