Windows 10: Make firefox as default app for "web browser"

  1.    26 Dec 2017 #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 ?

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    Any idea how can I fix it ?

    Thx
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  2.    26 Dec 2017 #2

    zillah said: View Post
    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 ?

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	issue for web browser.png 
Views:	5 
Size:	57.4 KB 
ID:	169694

    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.    26 Dec 2017 #3

    Thanks that fixed the issue
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    Win 10 Home Build 1709 16299.248 64bit
       27 Dec 2017 #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.    27 Dec 2017 #5

    torre said: View Post
    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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       28 Dec 2017 #6

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

    Should he run sfc/scannow for corrupt files ?
    Edwin said: View Post
    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.    28 Dec 2017 #7

    f14tomcat said: View Post

    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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