How do I set I.E as the default browser

  Chris Webster 20:33 18 Oct 2005

I've just reinstalled a friends BT Yahoo Broadband for her and after connecting it uses the BT Yahoo browser. She prefers to use I.E as it's less cluttered and at present the only way she can use I.E is to connect as normal, then close the BT Yahoo browser then start up I.E. I know I.E isn't the best browser at the present time but is there any way to set I.E as the default browser and if so, how?

Cheers, Chris.

  Iron Maiden 20:37 18 Oct 2005

try this
control panel > internet options >select advanced tab, click restore defaults. this works for setting EI as default after using Firefox or similar. But why not try Firefox you will never go back to EI

  Iron Maiden 20:37 18 Oct 2005

EI ???
drunk again

  Skills 20:40 18 Oct 2005

See this thread click here

Also if your friend would like tabbed browsing functions in IE you can get it by downloading the MSN toolbar.

  Chris Webster 20:43 18 Oct 2005

Iron Maiden,

(forgot to say she's on XP Pro, don't know if it makes a difference)

I've just noticed in the Programs tab there's a Reset Web Settings button, would this work?

Cheers, Chris.

  Iron Maiden 20:51 18 Oct 2005


  Chris Webster 20:53 18 Oct 2005

Iron Maiden,

Thank you, I'll try it when I next see her.

Cheers, Chris.

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