Need help with mixed up IE6 and Firefox 1.0 "favorites"

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Alf S, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. Alf S

    Alf S Cinematographer

    Apr 23, 2000
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    Strange thing happened today. I decided to make some desktop shortcuts to my little girls favorite websites (she's 3)so she can just click on them and go right to them. Well I opened IE 6 and went to the site, saved the site in Favorites, them went into the favorites and right clicked on the favorite site and told it to create a desktop shortcut.

    The icon showed up fine on the desktop, but when you click it, it starts to use Firefox browser...what's up with that?? I never even had FF open to begin with.

    Any thoughts?

  2. Kimmo Jaskari

    Kimmo Jaskari Screenwriter

    Feb 27, 2000
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    Firefox is set to the default browser for your computer, most likely. That will cause it to open those links instead of Internet Explorer. The links you created aren't really IE favorites, they are mere web links that launch the default web browser.

    You can set IE back to the default (if you want, I wouldn't [​IMG] ) by going to the control panel, opening internet options and going to the Programs tab in the dialog box that opens.

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