I seem unable to get into some web sites using my desktop shortcuts.This has only started tonight.It has something to do with Mozilla Firefox.When I went on my computer just now it said it was downloading updates for firefox.What is firefox and can I uninstall it.This is my sons old computer I am using while mine is being repaired.
FireFox is like Internet explorer, but a lot safer. If you want to delete it though, go to start, control panel, add remove, and uninstall. I think there has been problems with the latest FireFox. Internet explore is rubbish, try opera, safari, or reinstall FireFox.
Thanks for the replies.I uninstalled firefox but now when I click on my desktop shortcuts I get the following message.Windows cannot open this file:To open this file windows needs to know what program created it.Windows can go online to look it up automatically or you can manually select from a list of programs on your computer.What do you want to do. Use the web service to find the program. Select program from a list. These shortcuts are just a shortcut to websites I go to regular IE P.C.Advisor so why when I click on them does it not take me directly to the site.I have to click onto internet explorer and enter the address in the address bar.Can someone help.Sorry this is so long.
>>> I uninstalled firefox but now when I click on >>> my desktop shortcuts I get the following >>> message.Windows cannot open this file:
Firefox may have been set as the "default browser" so that, when you now use these shortcuts, the program (Firefox) is no longer available to run them.
If you're using Internet Explorer, in its menus go to "Tools > Internet Options", select the "Programs" tab and tick the box "Internet Explorer should check whether it is the default browser". Close and reopen Internet Explorer and, when prompted, set it as the default browser. The desktop shortcuts should then work.