Windows 10: Latest Win10 update has blocked Firefox as default browser, locked Edg

Discus and support Latest Win10 update has blocked Firefox as default browser, locked Edg in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; The morning of May 25th 2019 Pacific Time Microsoft locked in MS Edge as a default browser in Windows 10 on my computer. My system shows 2019-05... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by dangnad2, May 25, 2019.

  1. dangnad2 Win User

    Latest Win10 update has blocked Firefox as default browser, locked Edg


    The morning of May 25th 2019 Pacific Time Microsoft locked in MS Edge as a default browser in Windows 10 on my computer.

    My system shows 2019-05 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 version 1809 for x64-based Systems (KB4494441) successfully installed on 5/23/2019 (yet yesterday, 5/24 Firefox was still my default browser)

    Please read the following methods to see how they did it. Bottom line: Firefox, Chrome or any other browser are not recognized by Windows 10.

    Settings>default apps>web browser
    Microsoft Edge or "Look for app in Microsoft Store" (of course neither Firefox nor Chrome nor IE11 are listed there)

    Settings>default apps>"choose default apps by protocol"
    HTTP and HTTPS are locked in by MS Edge, no way to change

    Settings>default apps>"set defaults by app"
    Firefox nor Google Chrome nor IE11 are listed

    Does anyone have a fix. What can we do?

    :)
     
    dangnad2, May 25, 2019
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  2. win10 1709 default apps: browser list not updated (no firefox, uninstalled browsers still there)

    win10 enterprise 1709 16299.125

    in "default apps", the web browser lists isn't updated with installed browsers anymore

    • "vivaldi" is still listed even though it isn't installed (selecting it causes an error each time an URL is invoked, as vivaldi isnt' there anymore)
    • "firefoxc" isn't listed and can't be selected as default browser even if it's installed
    • the list regularly shows "chrome", "ie" and "edge"

    I can only select Firefox as default browser choosing defaults by protocol http/https

    obviously something got corrupted and the list got out of sync

    any idea where in the registry or elsewhere that list is stored, so that I can manually fix it?

    I managed to manually remove "vivaldi" by deleting all registry keys referring to vivaldi, but I couldn't restore firefox even manually adding the "firefoxHTML" values next to the "chromeHTML" values

    I'm looking for a solution to manually restore the correct installed browser list, regardless of the default browser
     
    RobertoFasiani, May 25, 2019
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  3. Riel Alc Win User
    Problems with Win10 and option to make Firefox default browser.....

    Hi,

    You may set your Firefox as default browser by following the steps below:

    • Press Windows key+X, then choose Control Panel.
    • Under Adjust your computer's settings, click Default Programs.
    • Under Choose the programs that Windows users by default, click
      Set your default programs.
    • Choose Firefox in the left pane, then click Set this program as default.
    • Click OK.

    Note: View by should be Small icons or Large icons.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Riel Alc, May 25, 2019
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  4. Latest Win10 update has blocked Firefox as default browser, locked Edg

    Firefox not showing as default browser?

    HI Zane, sorry you’re having these troubles.

    Here are the steps I would take:

    Let’s run through some items to try to fix Edge.

    Reset Edge. Click start - settings - apps - find Edge on the list. Click on it, and then advanced, terminate, then hit reset. Make sure it’s strong hold on anything is gone.

    Now, uninstall Firefox, reboot, reinstall.

    See if you can now assign Firefox as your default browser.

    Good luck, and let me know!

    - C
     
    Charlie Klausen, May 25, 2019
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