Make firefox as default app for "web browser"

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  1. Posts : 60
    Windows 10
       #1

    Make firefox as default app for "web browser"


    Dear folks
    I was trying to change default app for " web browser" from Microsoft Edge to Firefox as per below :

    How to change your default browser in Windows 10 | Firefox Help

    I can't find Firefox as an option ?

    Make firefox as default app for "web browser"-issue-web-browser.png

    Any idea how can I fix it ?

    Thx
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  2. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #2

    zillah said:
    Dear folks
    I was trying to change default app for " web browser" from Microsoft Edge to Firefox as per below :

    How to change your default browser in Windows 10 | Firefox Help

    I can't find Firefox as an option ?

    Make firefox as default app for "web browser"-issue-web-browser.png

    Any idea how can I fix it ?

    Thx
    Paste C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966} -Microsoft.DefaultPrograms\pageDefaultProgram into a Run box, press Enter or OK;
    in the Set Default Programs window, highlight Firefox, click on 'Set this program as default'. press OK, close window.
    Check again in Settings.
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  3. Posts : 60
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks that fixed the issue
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  4. Posts : 934
    Win10 Version 21H2 19044.1645
       #4

    Just curious, Edwin (or anyone), what would cause that issue in zillah's system ?

    Should he run sfc/scannow for corrupt files ?
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  5. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #5

    torre said:
    Just curious, Edwin (or anyone), what would cause that issue in zillah's system ?

    Should he run sfc/scannow for corrupt files ?
    Naw, it's been an ongoing glitch that many non-native apps/programs simply won't register any defaults; some installer packages do, but,
    if, in the Control Panel it says, "This program has 0 out of X defaults", it probably won't show up in the Settings App.
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  6. Posts : 56,062
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #6

    torre said:
    Just curious, Edwin (or anyone), what would cause that issue in zillah's system ?

    Should he run sfc/scannow for corrupt files ?
    Edwin said:
    Naw, it's been an ongoing glitch that many non-native apps/programs simply won't register any defaults; some installer packages do, but,
    if, in the Control Panel it says, "This program has 0 out of X defaults", it probably won't show up in the Settings App.

    I've found, at least with Firefox, that you first need to tell Firefox (within the Firefox app itself) to be the default browser (If it isn't, it will ask when to start it up). Then set it as default thru the Windows settings. Not sure why, but that tickles it enough to show up in Defaults as a choice.
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  7. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #7

    f14tomcat said:

    I've found, at least with Firefox, that you first need to tell Firefox (within the Firefox app itself) to be the default browser (If it isn't, it will ask when to start it up). Then set it as default thru the Windows settings. Not sure why, but that tickles it enough to show up in Defaults as a choice.
    Yup, that works too!
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  8. Posts : 500
    windows 10 (x64) Home 20H2 19042.844
       #8

    Edwin said:
    Paste C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966} -Microsoft.DefaultPrograms\pageDefaultProgram into a Run box, press Enter or OK;
    in the Set Default Programs window, highlight Firefox, click on 'Set this program as default'. press OK, close window.
    Check again in Settings.
    I am running windows10 1709(16299.309) and firefox59.0.1. This command given by you produces list of apps which does not show firefox. What to do? I am still struggling to make firefox as default browser.
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  9. Posts : 56,062
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #9

    lvgandhi said:
    I am running windows10 1709(16299.309) and firefox59.0.1. This command given by you produces list of apps which does not show firefox. What to do? I am still struggling to make firefox as default browser.
    @lvgandhi

    I am running same as you. My results are here:

    Make firefox as default app for "web browser"-2018-03-22_07h15_13.png

    Could you post, please, a pic of what you get. Thanks.
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  10. Posts : 500
    windows 10 (x64) Home 20H2 19042.844
       #10

    f14tomcat said:
    @lvgandhi

    I am running same as you. My results are here:

    Make firefox as default app for "web browser"-2018-03-22_07h15_13.png

    Could you post, please, a pic of what you get. Thanks.
    picture as desired by you.
    Make firefox as default app for "web browser"-tenforums1.png
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