Make a web Shortcut use IE instead of Firefox

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Darrell Eddy, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. Darrell Eddy

    Darrell Eddy Guest

    Is there a way that when a user doulbe clicks a web shortcut on the desktop,
    it selects IE as the browser instead of Firefox?

    Darrell Eddy
    Darrell Eddy, Mar 27, 2008
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  2. Darrell Eddy

    Gordon Guest

    Yes - make IE the default browser!
    Gordon, Mar 27, 2008
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  3. Darrell Eddy

    nass Guest

    Yes, make the IE the default Browser by doing this:
    Click Start >> Control Panel >> Double click Network and Internet
    Connections >> Double click Internet Options.
    On the IE properties windows you will see these Tabs:
    General | Security | Privacy | Content | Connections | Programs |

    Click on Programs and make sure this check box is checked:
    [ ] Check if Internet Explorer is the default...
    Internet Explorer is the default web browser click on the button
    labelled [ Make Default] if the button active!.
    [ ] Tell me if Internet Explorer is not the Default web browser.

    Make sure the Fox not been set as the default browser, as it will change
    back to the default if been set to default, so make sure the check box on the
    Fox not checked by doing this:
    On the Fox Browser click Tools >> Options >> click on General tab then
    uncheck this check box:
    System Default:
    [ ] Always check to see if Firefox is the Default Browser on startup.
    Click [OK] then Reboot your machine and try the IE, does it work?.

    Another right click the Icon and select open with and you will find IE and
    the Fox, select whichever one you want to open with.
    nass, Mar 27, 2008
  4. Darrell Eddy

    Darrell Eddy Guest

    Sorry, I sent this late and was not clear. What are the registry settings
    for doing this so I can push out to the desktops.

    Darrell Eddy, Mar 27, 2008
  5. Darrell Eddy

    nass Guest

    Well, there is, but what dishing and whom you dishing to, are they Admins or
    they Limited users?.
    Do you have a Server or just a Workgroup?.

    Did you tried the GPO?.

    nass, Mar 27, 2008
  6. Darrell Eddy

    nass Guest

    Here what you are after:
    How to Register an Internet Browser or E-mail Client With the Windows XP
    Start Menu;en-us;297878

    Set IE to Check for Default Browser

    nass, Mar 27, 2008
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