Windows 10: Program I want to set as default will not show up under Default Prog.

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  1.    16 Jan 2018 #1

    Program I want to set as default will not show up under Default Prog.


    Hello all...

    There have a whole host of this type of question registered in the past. But this one - my case - has thrown me for a loop.

    I've been trying to select Firefox as my default Windows 10 browser program (I used to be able to do it) - but something has happened as a result of the last Windows update that changed everything.

    Now my Default Program window (drop down list) does not show some of the programs I've chosen as Default in the past.

    For example, even though the Default Pograms list for Browser does not show Firefox in the drop down window, I then went into the link below it that shows "Choose Default Apps by File Type."

    While there I changed HTM and HTML to Firefox. Normally, this would result in the program then showing up under default apps - but now it doesn't. I also changed two other settings to Firefox in the "Choose Default Apps by File Type" section, but that doesn't do it either.

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    So what occurs now is that whenever I click on a link - let's say it's in an email - it wants to bring up the Edge browser.

    Are there any other areas within Windows 10 where I can make adjustments to ensure that the program(s) I want to set as default - i.e. like in the browser section - will show up in the drop down list?
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  2.    16 Jan 2018 #2

    Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs
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  3.    16 Jan 2018 #3

    Nope - I tried that. In my Control Panel there is nothing that says "All Control Panel Items.: There is a "Default Programs" Icon. Here is a screen shot of my Control Panel:

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    When you click on that you are offered several choices - but two of them bring you back to the settings/Default Programs area that I'm having trouble with - which is this one:

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    When I click on Programs and Features in the Control Panel - all I get is the following (nothing there to assign defaults):

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    So we're back at square one!!!
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  4.    16 Jan 2018 #4

    @benherrmann

    You can't get to where you need to be from here:

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    You need to paste: C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966} -Microsoft.DefaultPrograms\pageDefaultProgram into a Run box to get here:

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    Then it'll show up here:

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  5. AndreTen's Avatar
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       16 Jan 2018 #5

    Benherrmann, try resetting default apps. It's under Settings / apps / Default apps and down at the bottom click on Reset. Iz should restore other options
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  6.    16 Jan 2018 #6

    Just tried resetting - nothing works. After resetting - which I've done a half dozen times now - the Firefox program still won't show in the dropdown list.
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  7.    16 Jan 2018 #7

    For EDWIN...

    Just tried your method above - selected Firefox as the default. Yet it still won't show up under my default program list for browsers. Frustrating to be sure.
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  8. AndreTen's Avatar
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       16 Jan 2018 #8

    benherrmann said: View Post
    For EDWIN...

    Just tried your method above - selected Firefox as the default. Yet it still won't show up under my default program list for browsers. Frustrating to be sure.
    Which browser do show in that list? Did you try reinstalling Firefox?
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  9.    16 Jan 2018 #9

    what shows are Edge, Internet Explorer, Waterfox and Cyberfox (which are 3rd part versions of Firefox - but different), Opera, and Vivaldi. But the actual program Firefox is not there (like it used to be prior to the recent windows update). I uninstalled and installed Firefox twice now.
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  10.    16 Jan 2018 #10

    Just let Firefox handle it.

    Type about:preferences in firefox address bar then press enter.
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