Windows 10: How do I make Firefox my default browser Solved

  1.    2 Weeks Ago #1

    How do I make Firefox my default browser


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Firefox.PNG 
Views:	22 
Size:	10.7 KB 
ID:	120118
    I've been using Firefox for several years now and have all my folders set up so I have easy access to desired websites. Yesterday I was doing something (not sure what) and when I opened my browser it opened as Bing. I went to Start...Three lines at the top...Settings...Default apps. As you can see Firefox is showing up as my default browser. But it still opens as Bing. I even downloaded Firefox again and now I have 2 Firefox shortcuts on my desktop and, you guessed it, when I click on either one it goes to Bing. How can I resolve this nasty problem once and for all?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 1,431
    10 Home x64 (1607), Pro x86 (1511 & 1607)
       2 Weeks Ago #2

    Fred22 said: View Post
    As you can see Firefox is showing up as my default browser. But it still opens as Bing.
    Please explain what you mean by 'opens as Bing'. Bing is not a browser, it is a website for doing searches, just like Google or Yahoo.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 1,048
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1607
       2 Weeks Ago #3

    It sounds like his Home page or Startup page has been changed. Open Firefox, click options and set to what you want. Also check your search engine default in Firefox. One of the other members, Frank(something) had this last week.

    There is a little popup that appears and asks to change your homepage and search engine.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4.    2 Weeks Ago #4

    Bree said: View Post
    Please explain what you mean by 'opens as Bing'. Bing is not a browser, it is a website for doing searches, just like Google or Yahoo.
    When I click on the FF shortcut it says "Bing". What is it that you're not understanding? I accidentally clicked on "Reset to MS recommended defaults" and that's when it changed.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5.    2 Weeks Ago #5

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    It sounds like his Home page or Startup page has been changed. Open Firefox, click options and set to what you want. Also check your search engine default in Firefox. One of the other members, Frank(something) had this last week.

    There is a little popup that appears and asks to change your homepage and search engine.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Bing.PNG 
Views:	2 
Size:	1.51 MB 
ID:	120128

    This is what I see when I open Firefox.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6.    2 Weeks Ago #6

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000243.png 
Views:	3 
Size:	46.7 KB 
ID:	120130
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 1,048
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1607
       2 Weeks Ago #7

    My bad, the little popup has been appearing and if people answer wrong it makes the change.

    As in Edwin's screen prints above my post, you can also click on Options, first screen up allows you to change Home page. Then down the left is the word search. Check that your preferred search engine is selected.

    Lets take it down a level, people here are trying to help. Your problem description stated your default browser changed, it didn't, your Home page changed. Hence the questions.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8.    2 Weeks Ago #8

    Edwin said: View Post
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000243.png 
Views:	3 
Size:	46.7 KB 
ID:	120130
    Thanks, Edwin. I did this and it worked. And to the rest who responded, please forgive me if I sounded a bit hostile...just frustrated.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
I have tried all the suggested methods of setting Chrome as a default browser. When open Chrome, I go through of downloading Chrome and agreeing to terms etc etc and it does not work. The next time I log in with Chrome it asks me to make it a...
I would not normally come whining and crying to you folks but I am not able to solve this one myself. This is a new install of Windows 10- done yesterday and Firefox was installed today. Using Firefox or Default apps in Windows 10, I cannot...
I have set Chrome to default browser and all seems to be well apart from one or even to burps. In certain emails, I click on an attachment and it will still open up Microsoft Edge. The question for today is ... how does one stop an attachment file...
I've been able to set Firefox as my default browser before, but recently after reinstalling FireFox, Wi10 is simply not allowing me to set a default browser at all (other than default - Edge). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMeEdfGBsTk
I currently have Firefox, IE and Edge installed on my PC. Firefox is set as the default browser. When I go into the default apps setting screen and click to change my default browser, only IE and Firefox are on the list, so I can't select Edge. ...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:08.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums