Enumeration of Installed Browsers (and versions)

Posted on 2005-05-09
Last Modified: 2010-04-05
In a Delphi app I would like to know, on  any given machine, which browsers (IE, Opera, Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape) are installed (preferably also which versions), to display that info to the user, and then to display a page in the selected browser.

For IE this is reasonably well trodden ground.

check for IE and version

obtaining the path to the default webbrowser
looks at

but that tells me nothing about the other installed browsers.

Any good ideas ??  Maybe someone has a listing somewhere of where the browsers are typically installed ? But that is not bulletproof, there could be custom installations. Search the hard disk for opera.exe, firefox.exe etc? .. apart from being kludgy and time-consuming that approach is not bulletproof either, simply finding an exe is not proof that it has been or is currently installed.


Question by:Mutley2003
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    Not great I know but if you have a list of the browser names why not scan the registry key


    This will at least let you know if they have been installed or not


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