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IE 8.0.6 remove as default browser

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by genie56, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. genie56

    genie56 Flightless Bird

    I'm runuuing IE 8.0.6001. I do not want this as my default browser. When I go
    to internet options/tools/programs the "make default" button is grayed and I
    cannot find how to undo making IE my default browser. Any help? thanks.
     
  2. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    Go to the browser taht you want as the default and click the equivelent of
    TOOLS>INTERNET OPTIONS>PROGRAMS and set it as the Default Browser, then
    return to Internet Explorer and go to TOOLS>INTERNET OPTIONS>PROGRAMS and
    uncheck the box that tells IE to check to see if it is the default.

    I suppose you could uncheck the checkbox first so that IE does not tell you
    that it isn't the default anymore, but to set the default browser, you do it
    from the browser you want to use.




    "genie56" <genie56@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1CA53B19-0A72-492B-86A8-36F6860A8B62@microsoft.com...
    > I'm runuuing IE 8.0.6001. I do not want this as my default browser. When I
    > go
    > to internet options/tools/programs the "make default" button is grayed and
    > I
    > cannot find how to undo making IE my default browser. Any help? thanks.
     
  3. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi Genie,

    That setting option is usually grayed by another Program that is controlling
    your computer security to prevent you from using a less secure browser or a
    browser that your security program does not support. If it is a work
    computer contact your Network Administrators or Help Desk.

    It may also be grayed if you are using the Guest account in Windows. Check
    that you have loged on with the correct account.

    Regards.

    "genie56" <genie56@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1CA53B19-0A72-492B-86A8-36F6860A8B62@microsoft.com...
    > I'm runuuing IE 8.0.6001. I do not want this as my default browser. When I
    > go
    > to internet options/tools/programs the "make default" button is grayed and
    > I
    > cannot find how to undo making IE my default browser. Any help? thanks.
    >
     
  4. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    If IE as the Default Browser is grayed out, then it is already the default
    and it can't be selected again. If another browser is the default, then IE
    will allow you to select it as the default, and then this option won't be
    gray.




    "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:68AC3258-A795-44BD-9ED2-A966C89BB596@microsoft.com...
    > Hi Genie,
    >
    > That setting option is usually grayed by another Program that is
    > controlling your computer security to prevent you from using a less secure
    > browser or a browser that your security program does not support. If it is
    > a work computer contact your Network Administrators or Help Desk.
    >
    > It may also be grayed if you are using the Guest account in Windows. Check
    > that you have loged on with the correct account.
    >
    > Regards.
    >
    > "genie56" <genie56@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:1CA53B19-0A72-492B-86A8-36F6860A8B62@microsoft.com...
    >> I'm runuuing IE 8.0.6001. I do not want this as my default browser. When
    >> I go
    >> to internet options/tools/programs the "make default" button is grayed
    >> and I
    >> cannot find how to undo making IE my default browser. Any help? thanks.
    >>
     
  5. williamtell

    williamtell Flightless Bird

    And just what is your Windows version, include service pack, what is your
    security software?
    Click My Computer>click Add or remove programs>on the left, click Set
    Program Access and Defaults>click Custom>click dropdown>Choose a default Web
    browser
    HTH

    >WT<


    "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:hqao65$c5h$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > If IE as the Default Browser is grayed out, then it is already the default
    > and it can't be selected again. If another browser is the default, then IE
    > will allow you to select it as the default, and then this option won't be
    > gray.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:68AC3258-A795-44BD-9ED2-A966C89BB596@microsoft.com...
    >> Hi Genie,
    >>
    >> That setting option is usually grayed by another Program that is
    >> controlling your computer security to prevent you from using a less
    >> secure browser or a browser that your security program does not support.
    >> If it is a work computer contact your Network Administrators or Help
    >> Desk.
    >>
    >> It may also be grayed if you are using the Guest account in Windows.
    >> Check that you have loged on with the correct account.
    >>
    >> Regards.
    >>
    >> "genie56" <genie56@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:1CA53B19-0A72-492B-86A8-36F6860A8B62@microsoft.com...
    >>> I'm runuuing IE 8.0.6001. I do not want this as my default browser. When
    >>> I go
    >>> to internet options/tools/programs the "make default" button is grayed
    >>> and I
    >>> cannot find how to undo making IE my default browser. Any help? thanks.
    >>>

    >
    >
     
  6. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit SP2;
    Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2; Win7; Win7 64-bit) when posting in a forum or
    newsgroup. Please do so in your next reply.

    What other browsers are installed?

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)?

    Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    genie56 wrote:
    > I'm runuuing IE 8.0.6001. I do not want this as my default browser. When I
    > go to internet options/tools/programs the "make default" button is grayed
    > and I cannot find how to undo making IE my default browser. Any help?
    > thanks.
     
  7. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    One,
    Why are you asking me?

    Two,
    What difference in the windows version does it make to set the default
    browser away from Internet Explorer (any version)? The default browser is
    set from within the browser one wishes to have as the Default Browser.



    "williamtell" <wt@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:ed0k%23eb3KHA.3352@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > And just what is your Windows version, include service pack, what is your
    > security software?
    > Click My Computer>click Add or remove programs>on the left, click Set
    > Program Access and Defaults>click Custom>click dropdown>Choose a default
    > Web browser
    > HTH
    >
    >>WT<

    >
    > "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:hqao65$c5h$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> If IE as the Default Browser is grayed out, then it is already the
    >> default and it can't be selected again. If another browser is the
    >> default, then IE will allow you to select it as the default, and then
    >> this option won't be gray.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:68AC3258-A795-44BD-9ED2-A966C89BB596@microsoft.com...
    >>> Hi Genie,
    >>>
    >>> That setting option is usually grayed by another Program that is
    >>> controlling your computer security to prevent you from using a less
    >>> secure browser or a browser that your security program does not support.
    >>> If it is a work computer contact your Network Administrators or Help
    >>> Desk.
    >>>
    >>> It may also be grayed if you are using the Guest account in Windows.
    >>> Check that you have loged on with the correct account.
    >>>
    >>> Regards.
    >>>
    >>> "genie56" <genie56@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:1CA53B19-0A72-492B-86A8-36F6860A8B62@microsoft.com...
    >>>> I'm runuuing IE 8.0.6001. I do not want this as my default browser.
    >>>> When I go
    >>>> to internet options/tools/programs the "make default" button is grayed
    >>>> and I
    >>>> cannot find how to undo making IE my default browser. Any help? thanks.
    >>>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
  8. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "genie56" <genie56@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1CA53B19-0A72-492B-86A8-36F6860A8B62@microsoft.com...
    > I'm runuuing IE 8.0.6001. I do not want this as my default browser. When I
    > go
    > to internet options/tools/programs the "make default" button is grayed and
    > I
    > cannot find how to undo making IE my default browser. Any help? thanks.



    Start the browser you want as the default. Navigate to the equivelent of
    IE's Tools>Internet Options>Programs, and set that browser as the default.

    You'll want to deselect the "Shall I check to see if I am the default
    browser application" or whatever the setting calls itself in all of your
    other browsers so they don't constantly alert you that they are not the
    default anymore.

    Your OS does not matter, as has been suggested by another. The default
    browser is set from within the browser that you want as the default, not
    from within the one that you want to NOT be the default anymore.

    Since I don't know which browser you want to use, I can't tell you
    specifically what to click, but whatever you click it will look something
    like Tools>Internet Options>Programs. You can click around inside of
    Internet Explorer to see what it says, then transfer that knowledge to
    whichever browser you want as the Default. In Google Chrome, for example,
    there is a wrench button in the upper righthand corner that opens a dropdown
    box with Options as one of the choices, which opens a dialog bos with a
    button that says, MAKE GOOGLE CHROME MY DEFAULT BROWSER. I'm sure that
    FireFox and Safari have similar buttons in more or less the same place. None
    of this is driven by the Operating System.

    As a practical matter, you should be in the habit of giving your OS and the
    application version when you are asking questions in a forum such as this,
    but in this case the OS does not matter.
     
  9. williamtell

    williamtell Flightless Bird

    Wrong!

    "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:hqb4jo$k1n$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > One,
    > Why are you asking me?
    >
    > Two,
    > What difference in the windows version does it make to set the default
    > browser away from Internet Explorer (any version)? The default browser is
    > set from within the browser one wishes to have as the Default Browser.
    >
    >
    >
    > "williamtell" <wt@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:ed0k%23eb3KHA.3352@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> And just what is your Windows version, include service pack, what is your
    >> security software?
    >> Click My Computer>click Add or remove programs>on the left, click Set
    >> Program Access and Defaults>click Custom>click dropdown>Choose a default
    >> Web browser
    >> HTH
    >>
    >>>WT<

    >>
    >> "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:hqao65$c5h$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> If IE as the Default Browser is grayed out, then it is already the
    >>> default and it can't be selected again. If another browser is the
    >>> default, then IE will allow you to select it as the default, and then
    >>> this option won't be gray.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:68AC3258-A795-44BD-9ED2-A966C89BB596@microsoft.com...
    >>>> Hi Genie,
    >>>>
    >>>> That setting option is usually grayed by another Program that is
    >>>> controlling your computer security to prevent you from using a less
    >>>> secure browser or a browser that your security program does not
    >>>> support. If it is a work computer contact your Network Administrators
    >>>> or Help Desk.
    >>>>
    >>>> It may also be grayed if you are using the Guest account in Windows.
    >>>> Check that you have loged on with the correct account.
    >>>>
    >>>> Regards.
    >>>>
    >>>> "genie56" <genie56@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:1CA53B19-0A72-492B-86A8-36F6860A8B62@microsoft.com...
    >>>>> I'm runuuing IE 8.0.6001. I do not want this as my default browser.
    >>>>> When I go
    >>>>> to internet options/tools/programs the "make default" button is grayed
    >>>>> and I
    >>>>> cannot find how to undo making IE my default browser. Any help?
    >>>>> thanks.
    >>>>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
  10. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    +1

    williamtell wrote:
    > Wrong!
    >
    > "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:hqb4jo$k1n$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> One,
    >> Why are you asking me?
    >>
    >> Two,
    >> What difference in the windows version does it make to set the default
    >> browser away from Internet Explorer (any version)? The default browser is
    >> set from within the browser one wishes to have as the Default Browser.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "williamtell" <wt@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:ed0k%23eb3KHA.3352@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> And just what is your Windows version, include service pack, what is
    >>> your
    >>> security software?
    >>> Click My Computer>click Add or remove programs>on the left, click Set
    >>> Program Access and Defaults>click Custom>click dropdown>Choose a default
    >>> Web browser
    >>> HTH
    >>>
    >>>> WT<
    >>>
    >>> "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:hqao65$c5h$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>> If IE as the Default Browser is grayed out, then it is already the
    >>>> default and it can't be selected again. If another browser is the
    >>>> default, then IE will allow you to select it as the default, and then
    >>>> this option won't be gray.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:68AC3258-A795-44BD-9ED2-A966C89BB596@microsoft.com...
    >>>>> Hi Genie,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> That setting option is usually grayed by another Program that is
    >>>>> controlling your computer security to prevent you from using a less
    >>>>> secure browser or a browser that your security program does not
    >>>>> support. If it is a work computer contact your Network Administrators
    >>>>> or Help Desk.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> It may also be grayed if you are using the Guest account in Windows.
    >>>>> Check that you have loged on with the correct account.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Regards.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "genie56" <genie56@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:1CA53B19-0A72-492B-86A8-36F6860A8B62@microsoft.com...
    >>>>>> I'm runuuing IE 8.0.6001. I do not want this as my default browser.
    >>>>>> When I go
    >>>>>> to internet options/tools/programs the "make default" button is
    >>>>>> grayed
    >>>>>> and I
    >>>>>> cannot find how to undo making IE my default browser. Any help?
    >>>>>> thanks.
     
  11. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    I have four browsers, and each of them has a button that says, in effect,
    MAKE ME THE DEFAULT BROWSER, and a checkbox that says to check this
    everytime, or not. That's enough for me.

    Since the OP did not ask about how to set the default viewer for HTML files,
    then the fact that one can go into the File Associations and tell Windows
    what to do when an HTML file is double-clicked does not seem to be
    important, and this action is controlled by the OS.

    The Default Browser is the one that opens when the user clicks a link and
    wants a browser to come up. That is controlled by the browser, not the OS.

    So, your response(s) of, "Wrong!" and "+1" falls short. And, begs the
    question of, "Why are you asking me?", I'm not the one with a problem
    setting my default browser.




    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:u7$wIef3KHA.1452@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > +1
    >
    > williamtell wrote:
    >> Wrong!
    >>
    >> "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:hqb4jo$k1n$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> One,
    >>> Why are you asking me?
    >>>
    >>> Two,
    >>> What difference in the windows version does it make to set the default
    >>> browser away from Internet Explorer (any version)? The default browser
    >>> is
    >>> set from within the browser one wishes to have as the Default Browser.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "williamtell" <wt@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    >>> news:ed0k%23eb3KHA.3352@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>> And just what is your Windows version, include service pack, what is
    >>>> your
    >>>> security software?
    >>>> Click My Computer>click Add or remove programs>on the left, click Set
    >>>> Program Access and Defaults>click Custom>click dropdown>Choose a
    >>>> default
    >>>> Web browser
    >>>> HTH
    >>>>
    >>>>> WT<
    >>>>
    >>>> "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:hqao65$c5h$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>>> If IE as the Default Browser is grayed out, then it is already the
    >>>>> default and it can't be selected again. If another browser is the
    >>>>> default, then IE will allow you to select it as the default, and then
    >>>>> this option won't be gray.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:68AC3258-A795-44BD-9ED2-A966C89BB596@microsoft.com...
    >>>>>> Hi Genie,
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> That setting option is usually grayed by another Program that is
    >>>>>> controlling your computer security to prevent you from using a less
    >>>>>> secure browser or a browser that your security program does not
    >>>>>> support. If it is a work computer contact your Network Administrators
    >>>>>> or Help Desk.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> It may also be grayed if you are using the Guest account in Windows.
    >>>>>> Check that you have loged on with the correct account.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Regards.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> "genie56" <genie56@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:1CA53B19-0A72-492B-86A8-36F6860A8B62@microsoft.com...
    >>>>>>> I'm runuuing IE 8.0.6001. I do not want this as my default browser.
    >>>>>>> When I go
    >>>>>>> to internet options/tools/programs the "make default" button is
    >>>>>>> grayed
    >>>>>>> and I
    >>>>>>> cannot find how to undo making IE my default browser. Any help?
    >>>>>>> thanks.

    >
     
  12. williamtell

    williamtell Flightless Bird

    But you are the one answering?

    "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:hqctsu$huk$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >I have four browsers, and each of them has a button that says, in effect,
    >MAKE ME THE DEFAULT BROWSER, and a checkbox that says to check this
    >everytime, or not. That's enough for me.
    >
    > Since the OP did not ask about how to set the default viewer for HTML
    > files, then the fact that one can go into the File Associations and tell
    > Windows what to do when an HTML file is double-clicked does not seem to be
    > important, and this action is controlled by the OS.
    >
    > The Default Browser is the one that opens when the user clicks a link and
    > wants a browser to come up. That is controlled by the browser, not the OS.
    >
    > So, your response(s) of, "Wrong!" and "+1" falls short. And, begs the
    > question of, "Why are you asking me?", I'm not the one with a problem
    > setting my default browser.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:u7$wIef3KHA.1452@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> +1
    >>
    >> williamtell wrote:
    >>> Wrong!
    >>>
    >>> "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:hqb4jo$k1n$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>> One,
    >>>> Why are you asking me?
    >>>>
    >>>> Two,
    >>>> What difference in the windows version does it make to set the default
    >>>> browser away from Internet Explorer (any version)? The default browser
    >>>> is
    >>>> set from within the browser one wishes to have as the Default Browser.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "williamtell" <wt@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    >>>> news:ed0k%23eb3KHA.3352@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> And just what is your Windows version, include service pack, what is
    >>>>> your
    >>>>> security software?
    >>>>> Click My Computer>click Add or remove programs>on the left, click Set
    >>>>> Program Access and Defaults>click Custom>click dropdown>Choose a
    >>>>> default
    >>>>> Web browser
    >>>>> HTH
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> WT<
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:hqao65$c5h$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>>>> If IE as the Default Browser is grayed out, then it is already the
    >>>>>> default and it can't be selected again. If another browser is the
    >>>>>> default, then IE will allow you to select it as the default, and then
    >>>>>> this option won't be gray.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:68AC3258-A795-44BD-9ED2-A966C89BB596@microsoft.com...
    >>>>>>> Hi Genie,
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> That setting option is usually grayed by another Program that is
    >>>>>>> controlling your computer security to prevent you from using a less
    >>>>>>> secure browser or a browser that your security program does not
    >>>>>>> support. If it is a work computer contact your Network
    >>>>>>> Administrators
    >>>>>>> or Help Desk.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> It may also be grayed if you are using the Guest account in Windows.
    >>>>>>> Check that you have loged on with the correct account.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Regards.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> "genie56" <genie56@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>>>>>> news:1CA53B19-0A72-492B-86A8-36F6860A8B62@microsoft.com...
    >>>>>>>> I'm runuuing IE 8.0.6001. I do not want this as my default browser.
    >>>>>>>> When I go
    >>>>>>>> to internet options/tools/programs the "make default" button is
    >>>>>>>> grayed
    >>>>>>>> and I
    >>>>>>>> cannot find how to undo making IE my default browser. Any help?
    >>>>>>>> thanks.

    >>

    >
    >
     

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