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Making Firefox default browser disables Metro IE. :\

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 Home 64-bit

    Making Firefox default browser disables Metro IE. :\


    Anybody else find this frustrating? I like Metro IE for quick browsing.

    Ideally, I'd like to be able to use Metro IE for quick browsing off the Start screen, then click the "View on desktop" button and have it open in Firefox. That seems unlikely though.

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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8 CP x64


    When i installed firefox i made it my default browser and i noticed that i couldn't use Metro IE anymore, made IE the default browser again and it worked.
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    Windows 8 Home 64-bit


    Yeah, I found that too, but it really does suck.
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  4. #4


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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8 CP x64


    well i think it isnt really a big problem because Metro IE is really awesome and i think its better than Firefox atm so let IE be the default browser ;D
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    Windows 8 Home 64-bit


    I prefer Fx's compatibility and plugins, but Metro IE is certainly easy to use...

    As a programmer, the paradigm for me has always been "Never use IE ever". I'm having trouble mentally disputing that.
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8 CP x64


    To be honest i had the same thinking about IE and i didnt use it at all for like 6 years, maybe more but this Metro IE is something else. On a second note i seen somewhere that Firefox is gonna release its Metro version too when win8 will be released, so untill then ill use IE.
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Making Firefox default browser disables Metro IE. :\
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