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Old 06-09-2008
Jimbo
 
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Can't make Chrome my default Browser ?

I am evaluating Chrome on several boxes - but the ones with Vista does not
allow me to change the default browser to Chrome ?

Using IE7 and Chrome

Anybody else have this problem ?

TIA

JM



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Old 06-09-2008
echrada
 
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Re: Can't make Chrome my default Browser ?


Go in to chrome and click on settings, then options and at the bottom
you can set chrome as your default browser.


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Old 07-09-2008
Jimbo
 
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Re: Can't make Chrome my default Browser ?

This is what I tried - but it does not allow me to do it - only on my 2
vista machines

Thanks


"echrada" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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> Go in to chrome and click on settings, then options and at the bottom
> you can set chrome as your default browser.
>
>
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Old 07-09-2008
John
 
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Re: Can't make Chrome my default Browser ?

Check for any anti-spyware software that may be blocking the change.

"Jimbo" <jjmatt@davtv.com> wrote in message
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>I am evaluating Chrome on several boxes - but the ones with Vista does not
>allow me to change the default browser to Chrome ?
>
> Using IE7 and Chrome
>
> Anybody else have this problem ?
>
> TIA
>
> JM
>



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Old 07-09-2008
Slimy
 
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Re: Can't make Chrome my default Browser ?


Try not to make Chrome your default browser until they fix all the
security and privacy problems with it.


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Old 07-09-2008
Paul Montgomery
 
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Re: Can't make Chrome my default Browser ?

On Sat, 6 Sep 2008 16:50:37 -0500, Slimy <guest@unknown-email.com>
wrote:

>Try not to make Chrome your default browser until they fix all the
>security and privacy problems with it.


We shall alert the media.
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Old 11-09-2008
mainframeguy
 
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Re: Can't make Chrome my default Browser ?


echrada;829824 Wrote:
> Go in to chrome and click on settings, then options and at the bottom
> you can set chrome as your default browser.


That is the point - THIS does not work!:mad:


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Old 11-09-2008
Richard in AZ
 
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Re: Can't make Chrome my default Browser ?

"mainframeguy" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message news:e5de33462c97427c2022e77eae4ede32@nntp-gateway.com...
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> echrada;829824 Wrote:
>> Go in to chrome and click on settings, then options and at the bottom
>> you can set chrome as your default browser.

>
> That is the point - THIS does not work!:mad:
>
>
> --
> mainframeguy


Maybe that is a good thing since chrome is still in Beta format.
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Old 18-09-2008
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Can't make Chrome my default Browser ?

You have to Run Chrome as Administrator.

After that you can go on with echrada?s reply.
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Old 18-09-2008
zachd [MSFT]
 
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Re: Can't make Chrome my default Browser ?


Are they plugging into the Vista-standard "Default Programs" association
control panels found on the Start menu? That'd be the place to go for
one-stop shopping for associations.

It's pretty easy for applications to plug into this. =)

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"Jimbo" <jjmatt@davtv.com> wrote in message
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>I am evaluating Chrome on several boxes - but the ones with Vista does not
>allow me to change the default browser to Chrome ?
>
> Using IE7 and Chrome
>
> Anybody else have this problem ?
>
> TIA
>
> JM
>



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Old 13-10-2008
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This worked for me

Quote:
Originally Posted by TFM View Post
You have to Run Chrome as Administrator.

After that you can go on with echrada?s reply.
Right click on the Chrome shortcut and select Properties
Go to the Compatibility tab
Check "Run as Administrator"
Run Chrome
Click the "Allow" selection in the UAC prompt
In Chrome, go to Tools / Option and select "Make Chrome my Default Browser"

You may want to remove the Run as Administrator option as you will get hit with the UAC prompt every time you open Chrome or a new tab.
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