DavidAllyn68 wrote:I had this problem, couldn't fix using the tool, couldn't fix "manually" via associations. However, I was able to make Iron (Portable) my default browser on two computers both running windows 7 by making IE the default then making Iron the default. It's probably not the "cleanest" (because you'll leave some IE defaults in place), but all links work and stuff opens Iron automatically -- so it's at least a good starting point.
Yeah I forgot this option was hiding there (in the control panel). Thing is, that does not work on Windows 8. I cannot open hyperlinks from Microsoft Outlook, because Windows says 'class not registered'. That means any time I get sent an email that has a hyperlink embedded under an image, I cannot open it. I cannot copy the hyperlink, because the only option is to copy the image. Effectively it renders a great deal of my emails utterly useless, which can be highly annoying.
It does seem as though there are 8 options you cannot
assign to anything other than IE:
Microsoft are a giant pain in the ass and Windows 8 seems to be their most offensive and childish OS to date...