airbusA346
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Damn Internet Browser

Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:40 pm

OK, this has been driving me mad for ages now and want to do something about it.

When we started to use broadband, our ISP, BT Yahoo! sent us a modem and the relivent software etc like most ISP's do. So we installed the software etc, which included a browser which BT Yahoo! use and I just hate it. I do have IE6 still though, which I use all the time.

My problem is when using Windows Live Messenger and when right clicking on things like the Widget Icon in my System Tray and clicking the link for more widgets, the computer decides to use the BT Yahoo! browser and not IE6. I can't seem to find anything to overide it and make the computer use IE6.

This is what the BT Yahoo! browser looks like:
http://www.airbusa346.dwsitech.com/images/BT%20Yahoo!%20Browser.PNG
http://www.airbusa346.dwsitech.com/images/BT%20Yahoo!%20Browser.PNG

Does anybody know how I can sort the problem out?

Thanks
Tom.
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alphafloor
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RE: Damn Internet Browser

Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:47 pm

Maybe you have to configure your IE as your default browser like before. To do so, right click on a html icon then choose 'open with...' > 'choose program' and select IE, mark 'Always use the selected program to open this kind of file...

[Edited 2006-08-15 14:49:29]
Whatever
 
Birdwatching
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RE: Damn Internet Browser

Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:50 pm

All the things you probably hate about travelling are warm reminders that I'm home
 
airbusA346
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RE: Damn Internet Browser

Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:58 pm

Quoting Alphafloor (Reply 1):

I have done that and it works with the HTML files on my computer, but it doesn't solve the problem of when I right click the link within the Widget Icon in the System Tray, and it also doesn't solve the problem when I click link in Messenger.

Tom.
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tmatt95
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RE: Damn Internet Browser

Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:59 pm

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 2):

Have never seen that advert but think that it is amazing ROFL

I use Firefox for web browsing and think that it is amazing. I can't wait for Firefox 2 to come out with built in spell checker etc

Matt
 
MYT332
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RE: Damn Internet Browser

Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:05 pm

Uninstall all that crap, throw away the USB modem and buy an ADSL router. Sorted.
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airbusA346
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RE: Damn Internet Browser

Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:08 pm

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 5):
throw away the USB modem and buy an ADSL router

Already do have an ADSL router.  Silly

Tom.
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MYT332
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RE: Damn Internet Browser

Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:11 pm

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 6):
Already do have an ADSL router.

Then uninstall the shit! Jees.  Wink
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airbusA346
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RE: Damn Internet Browser

Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:16 pm

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 7):

I shouldn't have to, I should be able to stop the damn thing from overiding IE6.

Tom.
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MYT332
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RE: Damn Internet Browser

Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:19 pm

Well what do you want it for anyway!? The fact it's doing this to you must prove it's shit.
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tmatt95
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RE: Damn Internet Browser

Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:22 pm

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 8):

I shouldn't have to, I should be able to stop the damn thing from overriding IE6.

Try opening Internmet Explorer and then clicking “tools” and “Internet options”. In the new window that appears click programs and then “make default”. Alphafloor also gave advice which is probably a different way of achieving the same thing. Good luck
Regards,
Matt

[Edited 2006-08-15 15:40:43]
 
alphafloor
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RE: Damn Internet Browser

Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:40 pm

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 5):
Uninstall all that crap, throw away the USB modem and buy an ADSL router. Sorted



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 7):
Then uninstall the shit! Jees

Then the two replies above might give you a hint of what to do next  Wink
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itsjustme
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RE: Damn Internet Browser

Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:48 pm

Try this: Click Start then "Set Program Access and Defaults". Open "Custom" and under "Choose a default web browser" select "IE".
 
airbusA346
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RE: Damn Internet Browser

Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:47 pm

Quoting Itsjustme (Reply 12):

Thanks, that has worked a treat.  bigthumbsup 

Tom.
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Birdwatching
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RE: Damn Internet Browser

Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:19 am

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 13):
Thanks, that has worked a treat.

You're still using IE, which is the browser of choice for myspace kids and AOL soccer moms.

Throw that thing out of the window (whoa, nice pun) and install a real browser.

Soren  santahat 

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carmenlu15
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RE: Damn Internet Browser

Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:54 am

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 2):

 laughing  Nice one!

I must agree, Firefox is the best thing ever to happen to the web (well, after a.net...  Wink )
Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
 
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RE: Damn Internet Browser

Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:52 am

 
airbusA346
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RE: Damn Internet Browser

Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:01 am

Quoting Agill (Reply 16):

 rotfl   rotfl 

LMAO

Tom.
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