[tor-talk] Tor browser won't become the standard one...

Joe Btfsplk joebtfsplk at gmx.com
Sat Aug 22 13:52:37 UTC 2015

Pardon me if I missed some comments & I'm rehashing.
I'm not too familiar w/ how W10 has changed doing some things.

But, sounds like you have 2 (really separate) issues / needs:
1) setting * some * browser as default in Windows
2) setting which application will auto open specific types of files, if 
you double click a file, or R-click - then "Open" - from context menu.

In TBB (and Firefox), there's an about:config entry:
In TBB, it appears to be  - False, by default.
If false, it appears to prevent TBB / Firefox from asking at startup, if 
you want to make it your default browser.

When I toggled "browser.shell.checkDefaultBrowser" to True, in TBB' next 
restart, it prompted me if I wanted to make it my default browser.
I didn't take action, so don't know if it'd work (worth a try). There 
are other ways to do this (for firefox), if this method fails.

Regular Fx has a setting in Options>General, if you want to make it 
default browser.  I don't see that setting in TBB 4.5.3 Options.

Setting which programs will handle specific type files:  Windows (at 
least, *before* W10) - you set this in:
Control Panel > Default Programs > then the link: "Associate a file type 
or protocol with a program."

Basically, once that link's clicked, you scroll the list of file types ( 
say, HTML).  Then chose the program to always open it - IF... it exists 
in the list.
Fairly straight forward, but you can use Windows Help or 100's of sites 
w/ instructions on how to do this, if you get stuck.

I imagine the reason when you create an HTML doc, it immediately gets a 
Chrome logo, is because in
Control Panel > Default Programs > "Associate a file type or protocol 
with a program," - Chrome is set to open HTML files.
You can try hilighting that  file type, then use the Change Program 
button on that screen.

On 8/22/2015 4:11 AM, Wim Van Loock wrote:
> I send this for the 2nd time because it said content type wasn’t allowed (1 smiley I put in ?)
> *****************************************************************************
> Like someone said  I made an html document and put it on the desktop.
> It immediately gets a Chrome logo. When rightclicking it I get to choose opening
> by Chrome or IE(not even Edge...OR another program but as I stated before
> Tor isn’t in the list of apps to open a webpage. And like I said it isn’t even in the
> list of “all apps”, but works fine...
> In the meantime, Tor keeps asking met to set it as default browser and I cant help
> him/her.....
> What I tried again also is rightclicking the firefox.exe to “open with”
> but it isn’t just there (anymore?)!!
> I also tried this as administrator and for another exe file, same result.
> Any suggestions anyone?
> Thanks in advance!!

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