Cannot make Internet Exporer 7 default browser.

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by IF, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. IF

    IF Guest

    My system is running Windows XP SP2. I am having trouble making Internet
    Explorer my default browser.

    When I go to Tools/Internet Options/Programs

    and click Make Default the apply button is greyed out.. If I check and
    uncheck Tell me if Interenet Explorer is not the deafault web browser. Then
    I am able to click unto the apply button.

    However when I go out and return IE 7 is still not the default browser.

    I tried rebooting and I tried changing the settings in the Control
    Panel\Internet Options

    Nothing works..
    I am lost as to where to look to fix this annoyance.

    IF, Jan 27, 2008
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  2. From

    Open Windows Explorer.
    Go to Tools | Folder Options | File Types.
    Scroll down to URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol (NOT URL:Internet Shortcut)
    and select it.
    Click Edit or Advanced, depending on your Windows version.
    Select 'open'.
    Click Edit.

    "Application used to perform this action" should read:

    "C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\iexplore.exe" -nohome
    (Check the path to iexplore.exe to make sure that is correct and use the
    double quotes.)

    DDE should be checked and in the boxes below it you should have:

    #3 (blank)


    URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol with Privacy should be the same.

    Sometimes it is necessary to uncheck Use DDE.
    Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM, Jan 27, 2008
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  3. Please don't begin a new thread about this. See replies to your original
    thread (subject: Default web browser "apply" greyed out).
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jan 27, 2008
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