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Is there a way to completely stop Internet Explorer from opening when a link is clicked or when something is inserted into a usb port? I am having a problem with it opening and having a blank page displayed. I can't find any way around it. I normally use Firefox and have it set as my default browser (I'm about to try doing the same thing with Chrome shortly) but for some reason fucking IE keeps opening and I cant get past it. Preferably, I'd like to never see IE ever again if possible.
 

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Is there a way to completely stop Internet Explorer from opening when a link is clicked or when something is inserted into a usb port? I am having a problem with it opening and having a blank page displayed. I can't find any way around it. I normally use Firefox and have it set as my default browser (I'm about to try doing the same thing with Chrome shortly) but for some reason fucking IE keeps opening and I cant get past it. Preferably, I'd like to never see IE ever again if possible.
Uninstall it?
 

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Norm Stansfield

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You can change your default browser in two ways:

1. by setting a different browser as the default, using this new browser's interface (it's different for each browser, just google "set INSERTYOURBROWSERSNAMEHERE as default")

2. use your OS to change the defaul browser (in XP you can do it in the Control Panel/Internet Options thingy, in Vista and Windows 7 there's a Start/Default Programs thingy, OS X has a Preferences thingy, etc.)
 

Norm Stansfield

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Btw., use Opera. It's by far the least annoying browser I ever used.
 

Norm Stansfield

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As long as Firefox has addons that make it better than Opera there is no reason to use it.
Opera is fundamentally better designed. Besides, it has add-ons and developer's tools too.

P.S. Check out a lil' feature called Opera Link. Does Firefox have anything like that? (Chrome has something like it, but it's horrible and there are serious privacy issues with it)
 

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Is there a way to completely stop Internet Explorer from opening when a link is clicked or when something is inserted into a usb port? I am having a problem with it opening and having a blank page displayed. I can't find any way around it. I normally use Firefox and have it set as my default browser (I'm about to try doing the same thing with Chrome shortly) but for some reason fucking IE keeps opening and I cant get past it. Preferably, I'd like to never see IE ever again if possible.
Type default programs in the start menu search bar. You can then change what programs open up when you click on images and other shit like that.
 

fletcher

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Opera is fundamentally better designed. Besides, it has add-ons and developer's tools too.
Id rather my browser just work the way I want it to without having to research how to get it to work the way I want it to. Ive been with firefox since the start and I have used probably every other browser available and FF suits my needs just fine.
 

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At least try and make it funny dumb ass.

Says the Mosaic user. Its ok, grampa, the nurse will be along shortly.
By the way, I use FF with Chrome as my back up. I do have IE installed on my computer, but that is because it comes with Windows 7.
 

fletcher

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P.S. Check out a lil' feature called Opera Link. Does Firefox have anything like that? (Chrome has something like it, but it's horrible and there are serious privacy issues with it)
Not that I know of, but then again I dont have a reason to sync my browser between multiple devices. Guess Im just old fashioned.

At least try and make it funny dumb ass.
Right. Like your "geeks fighting over browers" line? Its not all about keeping other members in stitches but I thought the nursing home part was somewhat humorous. To each their own.
 

Bobobie

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It's a good idea to keep IE for those oddball websites that require some proprietary activex control to work. An example is the Canadian SiriusXM online player.
 

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#19
Chrome > IE > Firefox

I fucking hate firefox

It is a resource hog and the browser itself isn't good, just the addons/extensions.

IE9 is great compared to it.

IE7 & 8 were shit, but 9 is very nice.


Chrome is my primary browser though