Windows 10: Firefox not showing up in default apps Solved

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  1. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       22 Apr 2018 #11

    Skodd said: View Post
    SetDefaultBrowser the kolbicz blog

    SetDefaultBrowser.exe ff ..............WORKED.
    Great! Re-start your machine to make sure it holds.
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  2.    22 Apr 2018 #12

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Great! Re-start your machine to make sure it holds.
    Still holds. Thanks for the help.
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       22 Apr 2018 #13

    Skodd said: View Post
    Still holds. Thanks for the help.
    You're welcome! :)
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  4.    22 Apr 2018 #14

    Skodd said: View Post
    SetDefaultBrowser the kolbicz blog

    SetDefaultBrowser.exe ff ..............WORKED. although it still doesn't show as an option the Settings Default App screen but who cares.
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       22 Apr 2018 #15

    Josey Wales said: View Post
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    Josey, I think the method he used force fed FF as default without modifying other pieces of the pie. I'm wondering if any future MS updates will simply revert it to Edge. I read the blog and it's fix, and I do not know what the guy actually is doing.
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  6.    22 Apr 2018 #16

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Josey, I think the method he used force fed FF as default without modifying other pieces of the pie. I'm wondering if any future MS updates will simply revert it to Edge. I read the blog and it's fix, and I do not know what the guy actually is doing.
    It does the same thing as the settings page does but manually with the registry. It's what I attempted to do but there a hash that prevented me to do so (windows revert the app to the default one if the hash is not the correct one). What the coder of the SetDefaultBrowser tool did is reverse engineer how that hash is calculated allowing the registry setting to apply.

    @Josey Wales don't know why you linked that image. This is what I still see btw: https://i.imgur.com/ykU5KLI.png
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  7.    23 Apr 2018 #17

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    I read the blog and it's fix, and I do not know what the guy actually is doing.
    See: Some firefox problems - Page 22 - Windows 10 Forums
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  8.    13 Jun 2018 #18

    type this into a cmd window (with admin rights)
    Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\uninstall\helper.exe" /SetAsDefaultAppGlobal
    hit enter


    it is in the registry under Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\InstallInfo
    as the Value of "ReinstallCommand"

    it might help to read this into the registry (copy it to a file called <something>.reg and hit enter

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE]
    @="FIREFOX.EXE"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\Capabilities]
    "ApplicationDescription"="FIREFOX.EXE delivers safe, easy web browsing. A familiar user interface, enhanced security features including protection from online identity theft, and integrated search let you get the most out of the web.It's fast, stable, and easy to use. Browse the web more safely with malware and phishing protection built into FIREFOX.EXE."
    "ApplicationIcon"="C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe,0""
    "ApplicationName"="FIREFOX.EXE"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\Capabilities\FileAssociations]
    ".htm"="FirefoxHTML"
    ".html"="FirefoxHTML"
    ".shtml"="FirefoxHTML"
    ".xht"="FirefoxHTML"
    ".xhtml"="FirefoxHTML"
    ".webp"="FirefoxHTML"
    ".pdf"="FirefoxHTML"
    ".svg"="FirefoxHTML"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\Capabilities\Startmenu]
    "StartMenuInternet"="FIREFOX.EXE"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\Capabilities\URLAssociations]
    "ftp"="FirefoxHTML"
    "http"="FirefoxHTML"
    "https"="FirefoxHTML"
    "irc"="FirefoxHTML"
    "mailto"="FirefoxHTML"
    "mms"="FirefoxHTML"
    "news"="FirefoxHTML"
    "nntp"="FirefoxHTML"
    "sms"="FirefoxHTML"
    "smsto"="FirefoxHTML"
    "tel"="FirefoxHTML"
    "urn"="FirefoxHTML"
    "webcal"="FirefoxHTML"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\DefaultIcon]
    @="C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe,0""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\InstallInfo]
    "HideIconsCommand"=""C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\uninstall\\helper.exe" /HideShortcuts"
    "ShowIconsCommand"=""C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\uninstall\\helper.exe" /ShowShortcuts"
    "ReinstallCommand"=""C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\uninstall\\helper.exe" /SetAsDefaultAppGlobal"
    "IconsVisible"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command]
    @="""C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe""


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  9.    13 Jun 2018 #19

    GARBAGE ALL


    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE]
    @="FIREFOX.EXE"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\Capabilities]
    "ApplicationDescription"="FIREFOX.EXE delivers safe, easy web browsing. A familiar user interface, enhanced security features including protection from online identity theft, and integrated search let you get the most out of the web.It's fast, stable, and easy to use. Browse the web more safely with malware and phishing protection built into FIREFOX.EXE."
    "ApplicationIcon"="C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe,0""
    "ApplicationName"="FIREFOX.EXE"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\Capabilities\FileAssociations]
    ".htm"="FirefoxHTML"
    ".html"="FirefoxHTML"
    ".shtml"="FirefoxHTML"
    ".xht"="FirefoxHTML"
    ".xhtml"="FirefoxHTML"
    ".webp"="FirefoxHTML"
    ".pdf"="FirefoxHTML"
    ".svg"="FirefoxHTML"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\Capabilities\Startmenu]
    "StartMenuInternet"="FIREFOX.EXE"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\Capabilities\URLAssociations]
    "ftp"="FirefoxHTML"
    "http"="FirefoxHTML"
    "https"="FirefoxHTML"
    "irc"="FirefoxHTML"
    "mailto"="FirefoxHTML"
    "mms"="FirefoxHTML"
    "news"="FirefoxHTML"
    "nntp"="FirefoxHTML"
    "sms"="FirefoxHTML"
    "smsto"="FirefoxHTML"
    "tel"="FirefoxHTML"
    "urn"="FirefoxHTML"
    "webcal"="FirefoxHTML"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\DefaultIcon]
    @="C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe,0""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\InstallInfo]
    "HideIconsCommand"=""C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\uninstall\\helper.exe" /HideShortcuts"
    "ShowIconsCommand"=""C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\uninstall\\helper.exe" /ShowShortcuts"
    "ReinstallCommand"=""C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\uninstall\\helper.exe" /SetAsDefaultAppGlobal"
    "IconsVisible"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command]
    @="""C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe""
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