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Message 614880 - Posted: 4 Aug 2007, 17:53:57 UTC
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Have new computer. Installed Boinc and attached to various projects OK. Then installed Firefox. Set Firefox to be default browser, but when you use Boinc manager to browse project statistics etc, it always loads Internet Explorer. Have booted several times still no luck. Anyone else have this problem? Any ideas as to how to fix? My guess is the problem is with Boinc, but am not sure. Boinc Mngr vrs 5.10.13
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Message 614908 - Posted: 4 Aug 2007, 18:23:40 UTC - in response to Message 614880.  

Have new computer. Installed Boinc and attached to various projects OK. Then installed Firefox. Set Firefox to be default browser, but when you use Boinc manager to browse project statistics etc, it always loads Internet Explorer. Have booted several times still no luck. Anyone else have this problem? Any ideas as to how to fix? My guess is the problem is with Boinc, but am not sure. Boinc Mngr vrs 5.10.13


I believe what you need to do is open up Firefox, click 'tools', then 'options' then at the bottom of the page click the 'click now' buttom. I believe that makes it the default browser.
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Message 615048 - Posted: 4 Aug 2007, 23:24:07 UTC - in response to Message 614908.  

Have new computer. Installed Boinc and attached to various projects OK. Then installed Firefox. Set Firefox to be default browser, but when you use Boinc manager to browse project statistics etc, it always loads Internet Explorer. Have booted several times still no luck. Anyone else have this problem? Any ideas as to how to fix? My guess is the problem is with Boinc, but am not sure. Boinc Mngr vrs 5.10.13


I believe what you need to do is open up Firefox, click 'tools', then 'options' then at the bottom of the page click the 'click now' buttom. I believe that makes it the default browser.

Also, Vista is well known to ignore the "default browser" and still run IE.
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Message 615072 - Posted: 5 Aug 2007, 0:05:09 UTC - in response to Message 615048.  

Have new computer. Installed Boinc and attached to various projects OK. Then installed Firefox. Set Firefox to be default browser, but when you use Boinc manager to browse project statistics etc, it always loads Internet Explorer. Have booted several times still no luck. Anyone else have this problem? Any ideas as to how to fix? My guess is the problem is with Boinc, but am not sure. Boinc Mngr vrs 5.10.13


I believe what you need to do is open up Firefox, click 'tools', then 'options' then at the bottom of the page click the 'click now' buttom. I believe that makes it the default browser.

Also, Vista is well known to ignore the "default browser" and still run IE.


Beginning to think you are right, but double clicking on an HTML file does load it into Firefox.
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Message 615104 - Posted: 5 Aug 2007, 1:37:01 UTC - in response to Message 615048.  

Also, Vista is well known to ignore the "default browser" and still run IE.


Always loads Firefox anytime I click on something that launches the web browser.
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Message 615187 - Posted: 5 Aug 2007, 5:57:29 UTC - in response to Message 614908.  

Have new computer. Installed Boinc and attached to various projects OK. Then installed Firefox. Set Firefox to be default browser, but when you use Boinc manager to browse project statistics etc, it always loads Internet Explorer. Have booted several times still no luck. Anyone else have this problem? Any ideas as to how to fix? My guess is the problem is with Boinc, but am not sure. Boinc Mngr vrs 5.10.13


I believe what you need to do is open up Firefox, click 'tools', then 'options' then at the bottom of the page click the 'click now' buttom. I believe that makes it the default browser.


Tried this before and after your suggestion. No luck. Thanks anyway.
Because double clicking on a HTML file loads Firefox, I am inclined to believe that it is a bug in Boinc!!!
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Message 615436 - Posted: 5 Aug 2007, 21:18:49 UTC - in response to Message 615187.  

Have new computer. Installed Boinc and attached to various projects OK. Then installed Firefox. Set Firefox to be default browser, but when you use Boinc manager to browse project statistics etc, it always loads Internet Explorer. Have booted several times still no luck. Anyone else have this problem? Any ideas as to how to fix? My guess is the problem is with Boinc, but am not sure. Boinc Mngr vrs 5.10.13


I believe what you need to do is open up Firefox, click 'tools', then 'options' then at the bottom of the page click the 'click now' buttom. I believe that makes it the default browser.


Tried this before and after your suggestion. No luck. Thanks anyway.
Because double clicking on a HTML file loads Firefox, I am inclined to believe that it is a bug in Boinc!!!

Maybe Firefox didn't grap http-protocol to itself? If you are running XP you can try it by clicking Start->Run and telling it to open e.g. http://www.google.com . If you're running Vista... sorry, I have no idea if the thing has a Run-dialog at all...

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Message 623287 - Posted: 20 Aug 2007, 14:12:17 UTC - in response to Message 615436.  

Have new computer. Installed Boinc and attached to various projects OK. Then installed Firefox. Set Firefox to be default browser, but when you use Boinc manager to browse project statistics etc, it always loads Internet Explorer. Have booted several times still no luck. Anyone else have this problem? Any ideas as to how to fix? My guess is the problem is with Boinc, but am not sure. Boinc Mngr vrs 5.10.13


I believe what you need to do is open up Firefox, click 'tools', then 'options' then at the bottom of the page click the 'click now' buttom. I believe that makes it the default browser.


Tried this before and after your suggestion. No luck. Thanks anyway.
Because double clicking on a HTML file loads Firefox, I am inclined to believe that it is a bug in Boinc!!!

Maybe Firefox didn't grap http-protocol to itself? If you are running XP you can try it by clicking Start->Run and telling it to open e.g. http://www.google.com . If you're running Vista... sorry, I have no idea if the thing has a Run-dialog at all...

-Juha

Normally Vista does not have a "RUN" dialog, but I added it. Firefox is indeed loaded when a http:// URL is entered. Good thought, but not the answer.
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Message 624178 - Posted: 22 Aug 2007, 2:37:34 UTC - in response to Message 614880.  

when you use Boinc manager to browse project statistics etc, it always loads Internet Explorer.

I don't run Vista but as a workaround for the problem, I've been asked to post this link:

http://forums.ceruleanstudios.com/showpost.php?p=695582&postcount=25

From that page:
then i believe you want to select the option Set program access and set defaults for this computer

choose custom, and expand it and make your changes accordingly, so that it is no longer set to use IE.

Note:
This is not the same as setting your default browser. In fact, there is no real reason for it to work (but it does). The default selection is "Use my current web browser" (which was already Firefox). Change it specifically to "Mozilla Firefox" and click OK.



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