Re: Battle of the browsers
Date: 3/28/2010 5:22 PM, Author: 5tulips Wrote:
> Windows XP Pro SP2
> Internet Explorer 7
> Last year and the year before that, I downloaded three other browsers to
> proof my websites. Each time I chose a different browser to proof, I had to
> give my permission to let the one I chose be the default. That was
> reassuring and very polite.
> I noticed recently that the question is no longer being asked. Does anyone
> know why?
In Internet Explorer: [Tools]>[Internet Options], "Programs" tab, in the Default web
browser block check [X] Tell me if Internet Explorer is not the default web browser.
In Firefox: [Tools]>[Options]>[Advanced], "General" tab, in System Defaults block
check [X} Always check to see if Firefox is the default browser on startup.
Most other browsers will be similar.
At some point you (or another user) has selected to stop asking. IMO it is best to
set one browser as default and disable those prompts. Choose the browser that best
meets you daily needs.
A browser doesn't need to be the default to work. Just open the HTML file with every
browser (double-click for default browser and right-click, Open With... for the
others). Open the file with your editor, edit and save, then just go to each browser
and refresh to see the effect of your changes.
G. R. Woodring