making firefoxdefault mail instead of exp

  johnnyrocker 13:12 01 Jan 2014

happy new year to all, my question is simple in that could someone with more knowledge than i let me know how to do the above please?


  johnnyrocker 18:16 02 Jan 2014

i take it that my question has no resolution judging by the lack of response?

thanks for looking anyway those that did


  lotvic 18:21 02 Jan 2014

Perhaps we are puzzled as Firefox and Internet Explorer are not email client programs. They are Web Browser programs.

  johnnyrocker 21:24 02 Jan 2014

having had a look regarding this there dos not seem to be an option as suggested above, the reason for needing to do this is any updates etc open explorer to link to as opposed to firefox. thanks for the tips so far


  Woolwell 21:46 02 Jan 2014


  lotvic 00:23 03 Jan 2014

If XP then:

Start,- Set Program Access and Defaults,- Custom, - and make your choices.

or in Control Panel, - Add/Remove programs, - and on the left choose: Set Program Access and Defaults,- Custom, - and make your choices.

  alanrwood 11:53 03 Jan 2014

Windows updates will not work in Firefox so you will still need to do them in Internet Explorer (I believe there may be a workaround but why waste time as IE does it perfectly well).

If you want Firefox to be the default browser go to Tools\Options\Advanced\General tab and the option to make FF the default is at the bottom. MS updates however will still come through using IE.

  Woolwell 14:05 03 Jan 2014

alanrwood - Why would you use a browser for Windows updates? Are you thinking of XP?

  johnnyrocker 18:08 03 Jan 2014

my thanks for the suggestions which i shall try tonight. apologies for not posting enough information OS is XP s/p3


  iscanut 19:24 03 Jan 2014

Alanrwood..of course updates work in Firefox. Have been updating trouble free for years via Firefox. What makes you say that ?

  iscanut 19:29 03 Jan 2014

PS..what I meant was that it makes no difference as to the browser when doing windows updates.

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