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Gene E. Bloch

Well then, which one did you choose to be your default browser?

Yousuf Khan
Which makes me wonder: is it possible *not* to have a default browser?

And I don't mean not to have any browsers installed, I mean to have one
or more installed and working and yet to have none set up as default.

That said, I can't imagine why anyone would do it, but that doesn't stop
me from being curious :)
 
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Ken Blake

And I don't mean not to have any browsers installed, I mean to have one
or more installed and working and yet to have none set up as default.

That said, I can't imagine why anyone would do it, but that doesn't stop
me from being curious :)

I've never tried to not have one, so I don't know for sure. But I
don't think it's possible. I *think* that what happens is the first
one installed is the default, and stays the default until you change
it.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

I've never tried to not have one, so I don't know for sure. But I
don't think it's possible. I *think* that what happens is the first
one installed is the default, and stays the default until you change
it.
I opened a browser (Safari) and went to its Set default browser menu
item. It gave me several choices, none of which was None...

I went to the registry and failed to find a place where the default
browser was given.

I gave up and wrote this post.
 
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...winston

"Ken Blake" wrote in message
*All* of a programs features? Certainly not. But as far as I'm
concerned, one should always know what features a program has and
choose the ones that make things better for you.

One could spend their entire waking hours on the MSFT Office suite of programs and never accomplish the same task on any other
program.

Nor would it be appropriate for everyone to know (or need to) that Win7 Pro has an iSCSI Initiator or a QC Dead Letter Queue
Listener

Thus I don't necessarily agree that one should know what features a program has....more important to know what features are
available for their need. If one finds a feature later and uses it, their needs change..but all features ?...at some point the
effort has diminishing value which may be better spent elsewhere or not (like figuring out Office's Avogadro-number-like features
<g>).


-- --
....winston
msft mvp consumer apps
 
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Ken Blake

"Ken Blake" wrote in message


One could spend their entire waking hours on the MSFT Office suite of programs and never accomplish the same task on any other
program.


Perfection isn't possible on this task, nor on any other. But one
should make a reasonable effort to find out the more important ones.

Nor would it be appropriate for everyone to know (or need to) that Win7 Pro has an iSCSI Initiator or a QC Dead Letter Queue
Listener

Thus I don't necessarily agree that one should know what features a program has....more important to know what features are
available for their need.

OK, perhaps that's a better way to say it. I don't really think we're
very far apart on this.
 
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Stan Brown

Which makes me wonder: is it possible *not* to have a default browser?

And I don't mean not to have any browsers installed, I mean to have one
or more installed and working and yet to have none set up as default.

That said, I can't imagine why anyone would do it, but that doesn't stop
me from being curious :)
I would expect it's possible: delete the appropriate entries in the
System Registry under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. I'm not going to try it,
though.
 
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Bob I

Which makes me wonder: is it possible *not* to have a default browser?

And I don't mean not to have any browsers installed, I mean to have one
or more installed and working and yet to have none set up as default.

That said, I can't imagine why anyone would do it, but that doesn't stop
me from being curious :)
No default means no assignment for url, http, html etc. forcing a choice
at first instance.

Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations
 
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Gene E. Bloch

No default means no assignment for url, http, html etc. forcing a choice
at first instance.

Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations
In my later post above I mentioned a couple of things I tried in order
to see how I cold get rid of the default browser, and to tell the truth,
all I found in the registry were the references to the associations in
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, although I didn't mention it in that post. Like Stan
Brown, I wasn't about to try to do it.

Your approach makes it *much* easier, especially when I sort the display
by Current Default. It turns out there are only six entries under
Firefox, so it's manageable.

But I'm still not going to bother :)

Have I earned your Wimp Award for the week?
 
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Bob I

In my later post above I mentioned a couple of things I tried in order
to see how I cold get rid of the default browser, and to tell the truth,
all I found in the registry were the references to the associations in
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, although I didn't mention it in that post. Like Stan
Brown, I wasn't about to try to do it.

Your approach makes it *much* easier, especially when I sort the display
by Current Default. It turns out there are only six entries under
Firefox, so it's manageable.

But I'm still not going to bother :)

Have I earned your Wimp Award for the week?
No, I won't give you Wimp Award ;-). I was merely pointing out "don't
bother cause something HAS to be the default", while giving the path to
the "user options".
 
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...winston

Ken said:
Perfection isn't possible on this task, nor on any other. But one
should make a reasonable effort to find out the more important ones.




OK, perhaps that's a better way to say it. I don't really think we're
very far apart on this.
Correct, we are not far apart and most likely know and use what we need
and a full understanding that some other features may exist but not
worthy of the effort until necessity dictates investigation.

Sometimes knowing more than what we need can be counterproductive and
depending on the subject matter downright dangerous.

...w
 

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