Opening a local HTML file in IE7 beta 2 when IE isn't default brow

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Adam, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. Adam

    Adam Guest

    I've done a quick search but couldn't find this mentioned, so sorry if it's a

    I just tried to open an HTML page that's sitting on my computer in IE7 to
    check it displays the CSS properly as I'd been working on it in Firefox.
    After a few attempts to open the file I noticed that it was opening the page
    in a new tab in Firefox on my other monitor.

    I can only presume that for local (i.e. non-web) files, IE7 looks up the
    default application for the file and uses that, ignoring the possibility it
    might be a web page that I actually want IE7 to open.

    I've tried typing the path into the address bar as well as 'File > Open' and
    both ways it just opens the page in Firefox (my default browser).

    Is this actually a bug or is there an obscure option hidden somewhere
    that'll fix it (other than setting IE7 as my default browser)?
    Adam, Feb 9, 2006
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  2. Adam

    Joel L Guest

    I came across this 'feature' myself and can add that it will open in Opera if
    that is set as the default browser (so it would not appear to be a Moz thing).

    For now, I've found that I can open local files by dragging the icon onto an
    IE7 page.
    Joel L, Feb 10, 2006
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