Solved

How can I stop (XP Pro) IE8 from claiming itself to be the default browser ?

Posted on 2011-03-07
3
249 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I noticed a few days ago that, suddenly, IE8, which I rarely use, was popping up as the default browser whenever I clicked on an email containing a link to a website.  I have tried the tick to "Tell me if Internet Explorer is not the default browser" several times but it makes no difference.

I have been using the Avant browser for many years and am familiar with it and I find IE very annoying and relatively slow.
0
Comment
Question by:dlznet
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 62

Expert Comment

by:☠ MASQ ☠
ID: 35057284
Tools > Internet Options > Programs Tab
Uncheck the first option on that page.  Then get your favorite browser set as default
0
 
LVL 62

Accepted Solution

by:
☠ MASQ ☠ earned 500 total points
ID: 35057372
Sorry - you said you did that already!
You need to change the setting in Avant (or if that doesn't work in the registry)
See this link
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:dlznet
ID: 35057897
Thank you - I did look there a few days ago but I missed it for some reason - probably panic!
0

Featured Post

Instantly Create Instructional Tutorials

Contextual Guidance at the moment of need helps your employees adopt to new software or processes instantly. Boost knowledge retention and employee engagement step-by-step with one easy solution.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

MS Access 2003 or later To MySQL Migration Project Hello All, this is my second article in the category of MS-OFFICE Automation. In internet I am not able to find any comprehensive resource on the Migration of MS Access back-end to MySQL so I fin…
Deploying a Microsoft Access application in a Citrix environment is not difficult but takes a few steps. However, Citrix system people are often of little help, as they typically know next to nothing about Access. The script provided here will take …
The view will learn how to download and install SIMTOOLS and FORMLIST into Excel, how to use SIMTOOLS to generate a Monte Carlo simulation of 30 sales calls, and how to calculate the conditional probability based on the results of the Monte Carlo …
The viewer will learn how to create a normally distributed random variable in Excel, use a normal distribution to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, Create a Monte Carlo simulation using a normal random variable, and calcul…

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question