Windows 10: a problem with firefox been the default browser

Discus and support a problem with firefox been the default browser in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; This is on my Dell laptop OS Win 10 Home 64bit. Every time I start Firefox, Firefox asks if "I want Firefox to be the default browser", see the 1st... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by reble, May 5, 2019.

  1. reble Win User

    a problem with firefox been the default browser


    This is on my Dell laptop OS Win 10 Home 64bit. Every time I start Firefox, Firefox asks if "I want Firefox to be the default browser", see the 1st screen capture attachment bellow.
    I click yes and the default app window opens up. See the 2nd screen capture attachment bellow.
    Firefox isn't in the list of app's to be selected as the default browser. What do I do?

    Steve

    The attachments are in the wrong order, #2 screen capture is the top picture.

    :)
     
    reble, May 5, 2019
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  2. Problems with Win10 and option to make Firefox default browser.....

    Howdy RA,

    First of all, thank you for your quick response!

    I had stated in my original post that the options of trying to set Firefox browser as the default program for internet browsing has failed in all ways I have tried.

    Just to make mention, my PC does not respond to the command of Windows key+X. No clue as to why not.

    However, I opened the Control Panel and proceeded from there in your instructions.

    These instructions seem to be another way to click settings, default apps, web browser, etc. I end up with the same windows options box.

    Here are more details as to what has been done by me, thus far to resolve this issue:

    1) I mentioned previously that I had tried to set Firefox by way of settings: through the browser itself, which takes me to settings, default apps and choose the web browser

    This way failed because Firefox is not in the options list to choose from. (You will see this in the screenshot in my original post.)

    2) I have tried to set Firefox by way of settings, choose default apps by
    file type and choosing html/htm and Firefox is not in the options to choose list.

    Only the same 4 browser options are listed as the options, as seen in the screenshot in my original posting.

    3) The third way I tried was by way of settings, choose default apps
    by protocol and once again, Firefox is not in the options to choose list.

    4) I have also tried by settings, system, default apps, and scrolling down and clicking on
    reset in which all apps have to be manually reset, like from scratch in Win10 and Firefox still cannot be found in the list of browser apps to choose from.

    (Extra work on my end for nothing, but still had to try it, just in case it might work.)

    I have enclosed a screenshot of what I get when trying through the Control Panel way (your instructions) to set Firefox as my default web browser:


    a problem with firefox been the default browser 1424c815-8e91-4e28-b5e3-85e3f0519dac.jpg


    So, I have updated this forum as to the steps taken and yet still no success as to this issue.

    Thanks again and still waiting for steps to fix it!
     
    JEMMMARTIN, May 5, 2019
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  3. How do I make Firefox my default browser on a Windows 10 laptop

    Step 5 is incorrect; when I go to choose an app, the only choices are Edge, IE, or Chrome; Firefox is not listed.
     
    BruceEmory, May 5, 2019
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  4. a problem with firefox been the default browser

    Cant set FireFox as my default browser

    1. Re-do the steps (default programs) and set Firefox as the default.

    2. Double-click a URL file to test if the default browser is correctly set.

    3. If in Step 2 you find the default browser is correctly set, then configure Firefox
    not to do the default browser check during startup, if such an option is available.
     
    Ramesh Srinivasan, May 5, 2019
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