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Jirachi Master
October 11th, 2004, 06:14 AM
I just downloaded Firefox yesterday, but I have some questions about it. Every time I go into it, a window comes up saying, "Would you like you set Firefox as your delfault browser?". what does that mean? Another thing is, sometimes when I try to go to a website, it says, "The Web page does not exist. Check your url and try again", or something like that. I am 100% sure that the page exists and has the correct url. Why does this happen? It doesn't happen every, time since I am on Firefox as I type this.

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October 11th, 2004, 01:47 PM
Default Browser basically means that Windows will associate that browser with everything you do web related. Think carefully before checking yes, becuase especailly with Firefox, it can be a pain to get it to reliniquish control

Brittany
October 11th, 2004, 01:53 PM
I just downloaded Firefox yesterday, but I have some questions about it. Every time I go into it, a window comes up saying, "Would you like you set Firefox as your delfault browser?". what does that mean? Another thing is, sometimes when I try to go to a website, it says, "The Web page does not exist. Check your url and try again", or something like that. I am 100% sure that the page exists and has the correct url. Why does this happen? It doesn't happen every, time since I am on Firefox as I type this.
'Do you want to set FireFox as your Default Browser?' means
Do you want FireFox to be the most used, and generic browser for your computer?

Like, if you are reading a document on your computer, and it gives a hyperlink, it should open FireFox instead of Internet Explorer.

And also on the start menu, by default(the original or recomended settings), it should say Internet Explorer, but if you set Firefox as the default browser, it will show FireFox instead of Internet explorer.

Basically, setting FireFox as the default browser will make FireFox do anything that IE would usually do.


I don't know if I could have made this more simple, but I'm just really bad at explaining some things. I suggest moving to Opera though XD

Jirachi Master
October 11th, 2004, 04:05 PM
Ok thanks guys, but I'm sticking with Firefox because it rules.

Kairi
October 11th, 2004, 05:59 PM
'Do you want to set FireFox as your Default Browser?' means
Do you want FireFox to be the most used, and generic browser for your computer?

Like, if you are reading a document on your computer, and it gives a hyperlink, it should open FireFox instead of Internet Explorer.

And also on the start menu, by default(the original or recomended settings), it should say Internet Explorer, but if you set Firefox as the default browser, it will show FireFox instead of Internet explorer.

Basically, setting FireFox as the default browser will make FireFox do anything that IE would usually do.


I don't know if I could have made this more simple, but I'm just really bad at explaining some things. I suggest moving to Opera though XD
Sometimes Windows refuses to switch that over in the Start Menu though and you have to do it manually by right clicking it. And ugh, one time I had MYIE2 default, I could never get it to give it up, no matter what I tried. >< This was back on the old computer, and my mom LOATHES tabs. This became a problem. >_>

You still having that other problem? o_O

Jirachi Master
October 12th, 2004, 04:37 PM
Not really having the other problem much anymore. The browser probably was just still buggy on the memory from Internet Explorer. Now it's fine! Thanks a lot guys/girls. You can close this if you'd like.

Geometric-sama
October 12th, 2004, 07:28 PM
With the site being down, just hit "refresh" and it should work if it is up. If you want to stop it asking if you want it to be default browser click on Tools > Options on the General tab and uncheck the box.

Brittany
October 12th, 2004, 07:38 PM
Sometimes Windows refuses to switch that over in the Start Menu though and you have to do it manually by right clicking it. And ugh, one time I had MYIE2 default, I could never get it to give it up, no matter what I tried. >< This was back on the old computer, and my mom LOATHES tabs. This became a problem. >_>

You still having that other problem? o_O
Wow, I have never experianced that problem...