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Fx won't set itself as my default browser

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Odin2
 
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Post Posted May 17th, 2020, 4:12 pm

I've recently had to reinstall Win10 and Fx. Since then, whenever I restart Fx, it presents me with the dialog beginning:

Firefox is not currently set as your default browser. Would you like to make it your default browser?

I answer Yes each time, but to no avail: After the next restart, the dialog again appears, again demanding the answer I've already given. How can I stop this?

malliz
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Post Posted May 17th, 2020, 4:23 pm

In windows - Start - Settings - Apps - Default Apps - Web Browser
Windows can sometimes be really stupid about this. You can try setting the default to IE/Edge and then back to Firefox. It sometimes fixes the problem another question is what does it keep resetting to?
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Post Posted May 19th, 2020, 12:21 pm

Thanks, malliz. Going to my Windows settings, I saw that Windows had set Edge as my default browser, and after correcting that, the problem is gone.

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Post Posted May 19th, 2020, 12:51 pm

With Windows 10, when you tell Firefox to make itself the default browser, it should open the Windows dialog for you. If that wasn't happening, that would explain the repetitive requests.

https://support.mozilla.org/kb/how-change-your-default-browser-windows-10

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