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Outlook default browser FF vs. IE

  1. Jan 11, 2006 #1


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    Clicked URLs in Outlook express open into Firefox automatically; I want them to open in IE by default. Anyone know where the Outlook setting is for this? I haven't found it.

    Yeah yeah, I know - why would you want to switch from IE to FF? Call it Mother Goose Syndrome - imprinting.

    Oh, FF does one really annoying thing that IE doesn't do. New window in FF opens to my start page, not the page I was just looking at. (What a dumb feature! I'm opening a new window becasue I want to branch my browsing, not because I want to start again from scratch!) Or is there a setting to fix this?
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  3. Jan 11, 2006 #2


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    I don't know about the default setting. Why aren't you using Thunderbird?

    There is an extension available that does what you want. I forgot what it was called, but if you look through the tab browsing section they should have it.
  4. Jan 11, 2006 #3
    There is always a way to change firefox to do what you want it to do.

    You can look for an extension, or you can go to forums.mozillazine.org and post your question. There may be a way to do it without using an extension.

    I am sort of unsure why you would want to open a new window in firefox, do you have that many tabs open, or is there another reason? Personally I very very rarely have more than one firefox window open.
  5. Jan 11, 2006 #4
    clicking the mousewheel on a link opens that link in a new tab. easy way to branch? maybe i'm mistaking the problem, dunno. and yeah i think if you don't want to use tabs but new windows then there is a feature, forums should help
  6. Jan 11, 2006 #5


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    Because I didn't know what tabs were until just now.
  7. Jan 11, 2006 #6


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    What is Thunderbird???
  8. Jan 11, 2006 #7
    Ohh man, you were missing out on one of the greatest features!

    You should read some tutorials on firefox to make sure you are getting the most out of it.

    Here is one: http://opensourcearticles.com/articles/firefox_15/english/part_01

    You have already installed firefox so you can probably skip to the second page.
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  10. Jan 14, 2006 #9
    thunderbird is good, but.. well, i'm going to go ahead and say it. outlook express is better. it is. and i'm a big mozilla supporter. thunderbird will get bigger, but just because its mozilla doesn't mean its automatically amazing
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