Outlook launhces IE instead of Firefox

Posted on 2007-03-26
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Last Modified: 2010-04-08
After reinstalling Outlook recently, it defaults to IE for opening links in the email content. I am not able to find the configuration screen for setting the default to Firefox. Please point out how to navigate to that screen.
Question by:bhomass
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war1 earned 200 total points
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In IE, go to Tools > Internet Options > Programs. Uncheck "Internet Explorer should not check if it is the default browser".

In Firefox, go to Tools > Options. Select "Always check if Firefox is the default browser on starting".  Click OK. Close and restart Firefox. You will be prompted to make Firefox the default browser. Click Yes.

If no joy, here are other ways to make Firefox the default browser for links.

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ID: 18794634
good, that worked! apparently, neither one was set as the default before.

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