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U2can

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Firefox / IE default browser?
« on: January 18, 2006, 12:02:32 PM »
Forgive me if I missed this topic, I checked and couldnít find it, but I need help.  Iím using XP with IE 6.0, and I prefer to use Firefox as the main browser.  I have tried to make the option setting in each of these browsers to provide Firefox as the ďpreferredĒ one and for some reason IE continues to open after I dialup to the provider.  Help.. I know Iím just missing something very simple that I donít have checked or unchecked.  

I donít want to uninstall IE as I may need it from time to time for special reasons of updates etc. but I do want to have it remain unopened on the desktop.  Firefox will open ok after I click the desktop icon.  

Any help is always appreciated as always.  :-?


GX1_Man

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Re: Firefox / IE default browser?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2006, 05:13:51 PM »
Who is your ISP? Have you checked with them? Do you have to use their special dialup software?

U2can

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Re: Firefox / IE default browser?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2006, 08:15:09 PM »
At&t.net  is the provider and yes I do use their software for dialup,
however I donít know if I must use their dialup software.   :-/

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Re: Firefox / IE default browser?
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2006, 08:04:16 AM »
I don't know for sure but I'll bet you don't need to use it.  Just create your dial-up connection account in Windows and use it to connect.  If you need to find an access number, see http://help.att.net/iw/ci/access_numbers.jsp?platform=none.

I've seen the same situation with Earthlink.  They give you the impression that you must install their TotalAccess software, but it's really not necessary.  

U2can

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Re: Firefox / IE default browser?
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2006, 12:01:54 PM »
Thanks soybean it was a good idea however I canít find anything in the book with the Firefox that will allow it do setup dialing out for the provider.  I also canít find it in the options windows.   :-?

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    Re: Firefox / IE default browser?
    « Reply #5 on: January 19, 2006, 12:08:12 PM »
    Use the Windows 'Internet Connection Wizard'.

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    Re: Firefox / IE default browser?
    « Reply #6 on: January 19, 2006, 04:10:26 PM »
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