Windows 10: problems with Firefox and Chrome

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  1.    21 Mar 2018 #211

    Always backup profile before updating or clean installing Firefox:

    Hekasoft Backup & Restore Download
    Use it to backup your current FF Profile. Or use this:

    MozBackup


    RE: Chrome folder. You'd need some elements your old profile too.

    RE: Mail and default browser settings. Use Control Panel File Associations.

    Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs\Set Associations

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    RE: Email. Set option in FF to whatever you need. (for email links in browser)


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    Hekasoft Backup & Restore Download

    Use it to backup your current FF Profile.
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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       21 Mar 2018 #212

    Callender said: View Post
    RE: Mail and default browser settings. Use Control Panel File Associations.

    Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs\Set Associations

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    You must still be on 1703 it that's a screenshot from your PC. Clicking on 'Set associations' in Control Panel in 1709 now opens the Settings App instead of that page. Or are you using one of the command line shortcuts to open the hidden Control Panel option? If so, I have some bad news for you. That is going to be removed completely in 1803, and recent updates for 1709 have turned it 'Read-Only' - you can see the settings, even tick a few boxes, but nothing gets changed when you click 'Save'.

    See this thread lamenting their loss: Classic Default Programs not working anymore

    The replacement pages in Settings are clumsy and laborious to use
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  3.    21 Mar 2018 #213

    Im getting different results when testing auto updates.

    I downloaded the old version of ad block plus and set automatic updates to on, and waited about a day before i tried to update it. Firefox said there was no updates available, so it must have updated itself. I did the same thing earlier today and got the complete opposite result. What results did you guys get?
    Last edited by Cerawy; 28 May 2018 at 12:52.
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  4. Posts : 373
    windows 10 (x64) Home 1803
       21 Mar 2018 #214

    Mr.Callender,
    What Mr.Bree has written happens as I have1709. No option still to make ff as default browser.
    I tried the following. But list does not include firefox.
    C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966} -Microsoft.DefaultPrograms\pageDefaultProgram
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  5. Bree's Avatar
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       21 Mar 2018 #215

    lvgandhi said: View Post
    Mr.Callender,
    What Mr.Bree has written happens as I have1709. No option still to make ff as default browser.
    I tried the following. But list does not include firefox.
    C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966} -Microsoft.DefaultPrograms\pageDefaultProgram
    Yes @ivgandhi, sad to say that is now non-functional. You can make the same changes in Settings, but it's clumsy to use in comparison with the 'old ways'.

    Settings > Apps > Default apps
    (click on the current web browser to change it)

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    Click on 'Set defaults by app' then click on Firefox.

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    Now click on 'Manage'.

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    You can make other changes in 'Choose default applications by file type' and in 'Choose default applications by protocol'. It covers everything you could do before, but is no longer in one convenient place as it was in Control Panel.
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  6.    22 Mar 2018 #216

    Sorry I totally forgot about changes in 1709. Currently I use 1703. Is anyone willing to test to see if DefaultProgramsEditor works with 1709?

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  7. Posts : 373
    windows 10 (x64) Home 1803
       22 Mar 2018 #217

    Callender said: View Post
    Sorry I totally forgot about changes in 1709. Currently I use 1703. Is anyone willing to test to see if DefaultProgramsEditor works with 1709?

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    I tried. I got error as below.
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  8.    22 Mar 2018 #218

    Thanks for checking. You did run DefaultProgramsEditor via right click context menu > Run As Administrator?
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  9. Posts : 373
    windows 10 (x64) Home 1803
       22 Mar 2018 #219

    Callender said: View Post
    Thanks for checking. You did run DefaultProgramsEditor via right click context menu > Run As Administrator?
    yes.
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  10.    22 Mar 2018 #220

    Try merging this reg file:
    Download, merge then sign out/ in or reboot.

    File contents:

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    
    ; Set Default Program
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.shtml\UserChoice]
    "Progid"="FirefoxHTML-308046B0AF4A39CB"
    
    
    ; Set Default Program
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.xht\UserChoice]
    "Progid"="FirefoxHTML-308046B0AF4A39CB"
    
    
    ; Set Default Program
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.xhtml\UserChoice]
    "Progid"="FirefoxHTML-308046B0AF4A39CB"
    Question regarding your old Firefox profile. Did you back it up before your clean install? If not do you have system restore enabled? It might be possible to mount a restore point to extract your old profile.

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