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Forum Thread: Why do links in PSI start Opera instead of my default browser?

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mmo Why do links in PSI start Opera instead of my default browser?
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I installed the Opera browser a while ago next to a couple of other browser (IE8, Chrome, Firefox, Safari) that I need to regularly check for browser compatibilty of code that I write. For some odd reason all links in the PSI GUI fire up Opera and not my system's default browser (IE8). All other apps - when I click on links - fire up the default browser.

Any idea, why this is so?

Michael

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TiMow RE: Why do links in PSI start Opera instead of my default browser?
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Hi mmo

See the following thread from about the 4th post down (@joycedeer). She appears to have had a similar problem, that now seems to be resolved.

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/435...

TiMow

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Ian Milne RE: Why do links in PSI start Opera instead of my default browser?
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I have had the same problem now twice. The first time it was solved by resetting IE8 as the default browser by taking the steps at the end of this post

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/430...

I have copied the relevant information here


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Hi,

Please try following these directions: http://www.winxptutor.com/iedefault.htm
You will probably need to be logged in as the "Administrator" user when doing this. Please also try doing it with the user you normally run as.

Has this resolved the issue?

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Well done Emil.... Problem solved!

To get to this menu in Windows 7 - follow these steps

1 Left click start button
2 Click on Default Programs
3 Use Set up default Program in my case internet Explorer 8 Return to previous menu
4 Choose Set Program access and computer defaults
5 Choose custom and choose Internet Explorer and Press OK

It should then all work. Thank you Emil for your persistance - Brilliant

..........BUT since having installed google chrome temporarily and then uninstalled it I can not get secunia to open IE8 even after taking the steps above.

Whilst Google Chrome was installed Secunia would open Chrome despite me setting IE8 as default

I had thought this problem was fixed!
Best wishes Ian
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Anthony Wells RE: Why do links in PSI start Opera instead of my default browser?
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In this rather long thread , @jhertel gives some technical "workarounds" which also explains some of the problems you "may be" experiencing :-

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/219...

You will need to scroll through to find what interests/might apply to you .

I cannot say if Secunia have modified the system since this thread ; you will need to ask them direct .

PSI only needs IE for scanning and displaying results and uses it irrespective of your default browser . The default browser settings may conflict and obviously need to be checked in detail in each/every location possible . Resetting and reboot sometimes helps .

Hope this helps .

Anthony

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Ian Milne RE: Why do links in PSI start Opera instead of my default browser?
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Thanks Anthony I have had a look and whilst I have picked up some clues I haven't found a solution as yet
Best wishes Ian
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Ian Milne RE: Why do links in PSI start Opera instead of my default browser?
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OK I found a solution which worked for me
http://www.windowsitpro.com/article/configuration/...
Best wishes Ian
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Anthony Wells RE: Why do links in PSI start Opera instead of my default browser?
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Good to hear you are sorted , Ian .

Have you resolved your problem , Michael ??

Anthony

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