Setting Firefox® as Default Browser

Are you interested to find out features and benefits of setting Firefox® as a default browser?


Firefox® is one of the best options which can be set as default browser by the user because of its simple setting and many benefits associated with it. In this section, the different ways of setting Firefox® as a default browser are described and its benefits are explored. They are:





  • How to set Firefox® as a default browser?

  • Setting Firefox® as default browser in case Windows® option fails

  • Benefits of utilizing Firefox® as a default browser



How to set Firefox® as a default browser?



To set Firefox® as a default browser, you need to go to the top of Firefox® windows to ‘Tools’ menu and select ‘Option’. Then choose ‘Advanced Panel’, click on ‘General Tab’ and select ‘Check Now’. After that, click on ‘Yes’ to set Firefox® as a default browser.



Setting Firefox® as default browser in case Windows® option fails



If Firefox® does not set as a default browser when you to try to do so, then you need to check the settings. You may encounter an error in which Firefox® prompts the user to set Firefox® as a default browser each time it starts. There could also be an issue when Firefox® does not open after clicking on links provided in other programs depending upon the operating system, Windows® 7 or Windows® Vista®; for each of the operating system there are different steps of installation which have to be meticulously carried out. For Windows® 7 the ‘Start’ menu is to be opened, ‘Control Panel’ is to be selected, then program is to be clicked, which will show the link labeled as your default programs. In the ‘Program List’, that will appear on the left side, ‘Windows® Firefox®’ needs to be clicked and on the right side of window ‘Set This Programs as Default’ options needs to be clicked.



Benefits of utilizing Firefox® as a default browser


There are many benefits associated with selecting and setting Firefox® as a default browser by the user. The pop-ups and animations can be blocked that are normally banner ads of GIF. Firefox® offers a significant choice to the user to block the image from server and simply allows user to refresh the page. It offers a tabbed browsing option. Firefox® can also be customized with the utilities which are popularly known as extensions.




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