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Chrome default browser can't revert to firefox

  1. #1

    Chrome default browser can't revert to firefox


    Greetings,
    I have an issue with the default settings, Chrome was forced to be my default browser when I installed Piriform Recuva (forgot to make custom install in order to NOT make Chrome the default browser!). Each time I start FF it asks me if I want to use it as my default browser, I click "use firefox as my default browser" and then windows promps me what app I want to use for opening HTTP links...in the default programs section I make sure that I select FF and check "Use as default".
    I did this several times, rebooted, cleaned the registry to no avail!
    I then uninstalled chrome and deactivated IE11 and yet, windows still asks me what app I want to use for HTTP links

    I know when I registered in the forums it was asking for my system specs but just in case, I am running windows 8.1 with the latest updates, firefox is 36.0.4

    Top this point I am pretty much clueless, any help would be greatly appreciated!
    Cheers!

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  2. #2


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Have you tried to launch Firefox as admin? Or have you tried to set it in Default Programs?

    Default Programs - Set Your Default Programs in Windows 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    Have you tried to launch Firefox as admin? Or have you tried to set it in Default Programs?

    Default Programs - Set Your Default Programs in Windows 8
    Yes I have tried several times to set it as default, which is why I am clueless.
    I just tried to run as admin, same popup.
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    Trnava
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    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Then there might be problem with Windows, Try to run: sfc /scannow

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
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    I did and the integrity is fine.
    Unfortunately I deleted my external partition with an image that was taken when all the updates were applied.
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    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Open registry - regedit - and find those 2 keys and delete them.

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL

    Then set Firefox as a default browser again.


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    That didn't do anything, even did a restart and I am still being prompted when I start FF. It's quite annoying lol
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    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    I am running out of options here, try CCleaner's and WiseCare's registry cleaners, then their junk cleaner.
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    I ran CCleaner to clean the registry, didn't work.
    I will revert back to a fresh windows, thanks anyways!
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