Noob Firefox user with questions!

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by pvsurfer, Jul 27, 2007.

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  1. pvsurfer

    pvsurfer Registered Member

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    I've finally decided to try FF, so I recently d/l v2.0.0.5, installed it and made it my default browser. However, I'm having some beginner issues...

    1. Every time I click on a URL I get the 'Open With' window. Although I know how to specify FF as the program to use and I click the box to always use FF to open this kind of file, it's not remembering to do that! Next time I try to open the URL, it's dejavu all over again. Where am I going wrong?

    2. Although I see there's a way to send (email) a link with the File drop-down menu, I prefer an icon on my tool bar. How can I do that?

    TIA
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    And if that doesn't solve those issues, try Opera! ;)
     
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    Do you mean Tools > Options (where is File Types)?

    Unfortunately, this extension is not compatible with MS Outlook.
     
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    Joking aside, if I can't solve these issues Opera is next on my short-list!
     
  6. WSFuser

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    Sorry I should of specified I was referring to the Windows control panel.

    As for the toolbar button you can try the Custom Buttons extension and then post a request in their forums for the function you want. I dont believe the button you want has been done yet.
     
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    Go into Program Access and Defaults and reset FF as your default browser.

    Just may jog something from there.
     
  8. Basic

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    maybe try what is on this page Default_browser there are several suggestions
     
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    I have been using FF for a few years and never experienced your problem. I have kept IE as my default browser and use it strictly for incoming e-mails using a browser, and windows updates. If I boot up and want to use a browser I always use FF. This has worked for me. FF has it all over IE. As for Opera, I used it along side FF back when I was trying to pick one, and after some months decided on FF. I think Opera is geared to the teens and younger crowd. Just look at their GUI and Community Center. Plus I had some problems accessing certain web sites. Other than that it is a good browser, but I prefer FF with more extras.:)
     
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    pvsurfer Registered Member

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    Apparently the setting within FF to make it the default browser doesn't work very well... Forcing this by using the Run command found on the Default_browser webpage (provided above by Basic) solved my 'Open With' problem.

    I also found an e-mail icon extension that works with MS Outlook 2007 here.

    Now I can start enjoying FF (I hope)! ;)
     
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