Cant set Iron as default in Windows 8

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Cant set Iron as default in Windows 8

Postby soulburner » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:44 am

When I start Iron it tells me it's not set as the default browser. When I click to set it as such, a popup window "How do you want to open this type of link (http)?" shows up with Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera to choose.
So I went to Default Programs. I found Chromium with the description of Iron and I clicked "set this program as default". I thought that was it, but when I clicked a link in my instant messenger it opened in Firefox. So I went back to Default Programs, but this time clicked "Choose defaults for this program". I saw "http" and "https" set to Firefox. So I clicked them to set them to Chromium/Iron, but this setting is not remembered! Firefox remains as default.

I can select Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera as defaults without any problem.

I even tried adding stuff into the registry based on this ... -windows-7 but it doesn't make any difference.

What the hell am I supposed to do now? :shock:

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Re: Cant set Iron as default in Windows 8

Postby Mudlark » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:19 am

I joined the forum to try and resolve the very same problem

As the OP posted this thread way back in January, it doesn't look like anyone has an answer to the problem.

Hoping that by bringing this thread back to the top we might now get an answer to this issue :idea:

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!

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Re: Cant set Iron as default in Windows 8

Postby Mareyo » Tue May 27, 2014 5:39 am

This replay might be a little late but I just found the solution and registered to post it here. Thought people might need it in the future.

I had the same problem (can't remember SRWare as default browser) - you have to run it as administrator before you set it as default browser. It worked for me, I hope it will for you as well. ;)

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