> Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
>> Andrea wrote:
>>> Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
>>>> Andrea wrote:
>>>>> I recently upgraded Firefox to version 3.0.5, but I want to keep
>>>>> SM as my default browser. For some reason, my computer thinks that
>>>>> Firefox is the default--and both browsers are set that way. I
>>>>> don't know why Firefox is set that way because I didn't purposely
>>>>> do it, but I want to change it. (It's NOT checked off in Firefox
>>>>> Tools, Options, System Default.) I tried setting SM as default in
>>>>> the control panel settings (Add/Remove Programs, Set Program
>>>>> Access and Defaults), but once I OK out and then open it up
>>>>> again, the setting isn't saved. I tried rebooting, but that
>>>>> didn't help. I'm using Windows XP, SP3 with SeaMonkey 1.1.14.
>>>>> Help. This has become a war between dueling Mozilla browsers.
>>>> since you're using windows, do this. Close SM and FF.
>>>> Open Internet Explorer, click on Tools, Internet
>>>> Options, Programs tab, and at the bottom, check and
>>>> make IE the default program. OK your way out. Close
>>>> IE then reopen it and close it once more. Now, open SM
>>>> and it should ask if you want to make it the default.
>>>> Click yes, close SM and open FF. It will ask if you
>>>> want to make it the default. Click no. Now, SM should
>>>> be set. Is it?
>>> OK, when you say to make IE the default program, do you mean the
>>> checkbox for it to check to see if it's the default browser? If so,
>>> I checked it, OKed out, closed and reopened it. It was still checked
>>> off. But when I opened SM, it didn't ask to be the default. I looked
>>> at the SM preferencesoptions and it's still grayed out as the
>>> default browser. There's no checkmark in Firefox, but when I
>>> manually check, it still thinks it's my browser too. So now do I
>>> have 3 default browsers??
>> are you using vista? If so, then I can't help you any
>> further. Sorry!
> No, I'm using Windows XP, SP3.
I couldn't fix this until I installed a third-party utility, SetBrowser,
which was part of this link:
It's old and the software says I have Netscape installed, but it enabled me
to point toward the seamonkey.exe file and now SM is my default browser
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