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    Can't get rid of internet explorer

    Hey,
    I'm using XP SP2 i know i cant actually get rid of internet explorer as it is needed, but when i try to set other browsers to default (Firefox, and mozilla) it just completely ignores it and continues to act as the default browser. Any ideas?
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    default browser in which context?

    some software (such as MSN messenger) will only use IE.

    make sure you pick your browser via the Set Program Access & Defaults page in Add/Remove Programs

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    Theres a plug in for Firefox or MSNPlus that allows u to use your default browser, cant remember what it was now but I do have it at work, the only thing IE gets used for now is badly coded pages that dont seem to work in FF and Windows Update, hmmm a link there I think

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    Yeah tried the set program access. MIRC keeps loading up Ie rather then Mozilla which im using atm (which is the main problem). MSn does as well but if u say there is no fix for that it makes sense i guess.
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    Cheers shall have a look now.

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    i think mirc, as it's so expertly coded, calls "iexplore %url", to force IE. in VERY recent versions of mirc, there should be a hidden setting in the mirc ini file to force another browser

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    from 6.10 onwards if you set ff to default it should lauch that and not ie



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