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  1. #1
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    batch or registry file to make Firefox default browser

    some thing strange happen this time after formatting my pc ;I find it difficult to make Firefox my default browser on new installs. Is there a batch or registry file which can help me to do this please reply.

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    Re: batch or registry file to make Firefox default browser

    try to use this hope this will work for you
    https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Com...DefaultBrowser

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    Re: batch or registry file to make Firefox default browser

    It's important to note that the '-setDefaultBrowser' switch isn't supported by the installer, but only by the firefox.exe executable in '%programfiles%\Mozilla Firefox'...

    here is a regfile with the captured reg-entries that Firefox v2.0.0.4 added when selecting OK to make it the default browser
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\HTTP\DefaultIcon]
    @="C:\\PROGRA~1\\MOZILL~1\\FIREFOX.EXE,1"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\HTTP\shell\open\ddeexec]
    @="\"%1\",,0,0,,,,"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\HTTP\shell\open\ddeexec\Application]
    @="Firefox"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\HTTP\shell\open\command]
    @="C:\\PROGRA~1\\MOZILL~1\\FIREFOX.EXE -url \"%1\" -requestPending"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.html]
    @="FirefoxHTML"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.htm]
    @="FirefoxHTML"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\https\DefaultIcon]
    @="C:\\PROGRA~1\\MOZILL~1\\FIREFOX.EXE,1"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\https\shell\open\ddeexec]
    @="\"%1\",,0,0,,,,"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\https\shell\open\ddeexec\Application]
    @="Firefox"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\https\shell\open\command]
    @="C:\\PROGRA~1\\MOZILL~1\\FIREFOX.EXE -url \"%1\" -requestPending"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.xht]
    @="FirefoxHTML"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\gopher\DefaultIcon]
    @="C:\\PROGRA~1\\MOZILL~1\\FIREFOX.EXE,1"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\gopher\shell\open\ddeexec]
    @="\"%1\",,0,0,,,,"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\gopher\shell\open\ddeexec\Application]
    @="Firefox"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\gopher\shell\open\command]
    @="C:\\PROGRA~1\\MOZILL~1\\FIREFOX.EXE -url \"%1\" -requestPending"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ftp\DefaultIcon]
    @="C:\\PROGRA~1\\MOZILL~1\\FIREFOX.EXE,1"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ftp\shell\open\ddeexec]
    @="\"%1\",,0,0,,,,"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ftp\shell\open\ddeexec\Application]
    @="Firefox"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ftp\shell\open\command]
    @="C:\\PROGRA~1\\MOZILL~1\\FIREFOX.EXE -url \"%1\" -requestPending"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.shtml]
    @="FirefoxHTML"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.xhtml]
    @="FirefoxHTML"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet]
    @="FIREFOX.EXE"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\DefaultIcon]
    @="C:\\PROGRA~1\\MOZILL~1\\FIREFOX.EXE,0"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode]
    @="Firefox &Safemode"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command]
    @="C:\\PROGRA~1\\MOZILL~1\\FIREFOX.EXE -safe-mode"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command]
    @="C:\\PROGRA~1\\MOZILL~1\\FIREFOX.EXE"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\properties]
    @="Firefox &Options"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\properties\command]
    @="C:\\PROGRA~1\\MOZILL~1\\FIREFOX.EXE -preferences"

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    Re: batch or registry file to make Firefox default browser

    try this link could be helful
    How to make firefox my default browser.

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