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Windows 7 default programs won't let me choose Firefox as my default browser

Windows 7 default programs won't let me choose Firefox as my default browser

I googled this problem thoroughly before posting here. I did everything in the books to set Firefox as my default. I went to default programs, and looked for it there -- it's not there. I went to the option menu and clicked check now -- nothing happens.

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Guest [Entry]

"Do you have Firefox installed?

Ok, now that that's out of the way... Try this after exiting Firefox completely:

firefox.exe -silent -setDefaultBrowser

That will set firefox as the default browser and you should be good to go."
Guest [Entry]

"In Firefox: Tools > Options > Advanced > System Defaults > Check Now

Works fine for me. FF 3.5 in 7 RC1"
Guest [Entry]

I had a similar problem & found a solution at http://www.ghacks.net/2009/11/16/how-to-change-default-programs-in-windows/ I hope it helps you