Setting file associations
Posted on 2004-08-01
I wish to set the file associations for web pages. I have right clicked htm and html documents and gone down the 'open with' route and checked the box saying 'always open with' and when I open such documents by double clicking they open in IE, which is fine. I also have another browser on my system provided by my ISP and despite me setting this up whenever I search the web using blinkx, for example, my pages still open up in the ISP provided browser.
This is really starting to annoy me and I am not sure where the problem lies. I went into Folder Options and file types through the 'my computer' window and tried to set things up from there. However, when I clicked on 'change' for htm and html files I saw they were still associated with the ISP browser and the check box for 'always open with this program' was checked but greyed out. IE was a recommended program alongside the other browser but the other browser is always shown as highlighted and I am prevented from setting up the rule.
The ISP is BT Internet and it is the Yahoo Browser.
What's going on? Why grey the box out? It is the same for other file types too, I'm extremely frustrated...
Thanks for any help.