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Links from programs no longer open in default browser

  1. #1


    Colorado Springs, CO
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    Links from programs no longer open in default browser


    Before now links from programs (Steam, Greenshot, Skype, desktop, start menu, etc) would open in my default browser or sometimes Internet explorer. But after a whole slew of things including updates, switching to and back from IE as my default browser as well as Firefox, and uninstalling and reinstalling Google Chrome this is no longer the case. When I click a link in a program it thinks for a second and acts as if it's about to open but then ultimately does nothing.

    Chrome is my default app for links:
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    And Chrome is my default app for http protocols:
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    I don't know what other information to provide, so here's my dxdiag dump, not sure if that'd be useful: DxDiag.txt

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Colorado Springs, CO
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Turns out some updates were pending and maybe the issue stemmed from that; either way, it's fine now.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Links from programs no longer open in default browser
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