View Full Version : Setting Default Browser and Email Client in XP
October 16, 2003, 02:00 PM
Does anyone know how to set the default browser and email client on XP on a per user account basis?
It seems if I set the Mozilla browser to be the default browser, it sets it for ALL users who log on to the computer. I want it to be my default browser for my user account. The same goes for the email client.
October 16, 2003, 02:10 PM
what about the ms knowledg base...anything turned up there?
i dont know about this one. sorz.
ok a quick check revealed this thingy....
goto add/remove programs
on left, there is set program access and defaults
there are 3 options
non microsoft proggies and custom....
have a fiddle with that and let me know will ya..... :D
dunno if you can set it up for individual users unless yu are in the users login....
October 16, 2003, 02:24 PM
I know about that section in the add/remove programs. I didn't really know if it would have done it on a per user basis or for all users. I figured it was all users, since it was in the add/remove programs, where it shows you ALL the programs installed on the computer, and not just the programs the user has installed.
I will try it and see, but I doubt it.
October 16, 2003, 03:02 PM
Nope. That didn't work. It set the browser system wide.
I did a google search and found this article: How to Register an Internet Browser or E-mail Client With the Windows XP Start Menu (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http://support.microsoft.com:80/support/kb/articles/q297/8/78.asp&NoWebContent=1)
That's the closest I came to setting a default browser on a per user basis.
That article says it is possible to set a browser on a per user basis. But you will have to do some registry hacking to accomplish it.
October 17, 2003, 03:31 PM
dam...maybe there is a tweaking proggy out there somewhere which can do all these things for us....we can dream cant we.... :D
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