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It seems after i have updated to IE8 all my internet shortcuts have changed from firefox to IE icons..? how can i change them back successfully to click them on firefox browser? this happens using firefox

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    i have ask.com as browser instead of chrome even though i click on chrome icon

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When you installed IE8, you accidentally allowed it to become the default browser again, so you need to change this back.

1) Open Firefox.
2) Click Tools.
3) Click Options.
4) Click Advanced.
5) Look down at System Defaults. Check the box to "Always check to see if Firefox is the default browser on startup." This will ensure that if the problem happens again, Firefox will automatically ask you to fix it.
6) Click the Check Now button to go ahead and change it back to the default.

If screenshots would be helpful, you can see them here. This should make all your internet shortcuts open with Firefox again. Hope this helps!

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Open firefox, go to preferences, advances, check if default browser on startup. close firefox and reopen - it should ask if you want to change associations and hit yes,

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  • jrvaldeztrp Mar 18, 2011

    is 'prefernces' on the startup menu? or menu bar.. i cant seem to locate it now..

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Open Mozilla Firefox again. Enter the Tools menu and select "Options." Slide over to the "Advanced" tab and check "Always check to see if Firefox is the default browser on startup." Then click "Check now."

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