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Discussion in 'Wackbag Tech Support' started by the Streif, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. the Streif

    the Streif ¡¡¡¡sıʞunɹɹɹɹɹɹɹℲ
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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.
     
  2. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    Uninstall it?
     
  3. Chino Kapone

    Chino Kapone Yo, whats wrong wit da beer we got?

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  4. Norm Stansfield

    Norm Stansfield 私は亀が好きだ。

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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.)
     
  5. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    I was going to say the same thing. The only thing IE is good for is downloading firefox or chrome.
     
  6. Norm Stansfield

    Norm Stansfield 私は亀が好きだ。

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

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    As long as Firefox has addons that make it better than Opera there is no reason to use it.
     
  8. CM Mark

    CM Mark The East is Ours!

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    As long as Chrome exists, there is no reason to use Firefox
     
  9. Mother Shucker

    Mother Shucker I'm over here now.

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    Nice. A bunch of geeks arguing over browsers.....
     
  10. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    Says the IE user. Its ok, grampa, the nurse will be along shortly.
     
  11. Psychopath

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    Mozilla doesn't sell my information to other companies.
     
  12. Norm Stansfield

    Norm Stansfield 私は亀が好きだ。

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    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)
     
  13. Psychopath

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    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.
     
  14. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    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.
     
  15. Mother Shucker

    Mother Shucker I'm over here now.

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    At least try and make it funny dumb ass.

    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.
     
  16. Yesterdays Hero

    Yesterdays Hero She's better than you, Smirkalicious.

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    Right? Who gives a shit?
     
  17. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    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.

    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.
     
  18. 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.
     
  19. Your_Moms_Box

    Your_Moms_Box Free Shit / Socialism 2016

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    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
     

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