Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Jul 2009 07:29 UTC
Opera Software Last week, the European Commission announced that Microsoft is willing to implement a browser ballot screen in Windows so that users can select a browser to install when installing Windows or when setting up their OEM computer. While this makes Opera very happy, Opera would like to see Ubuntu and Apple offer such a ballot screen too.
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Finchwizard
Member since:
2006-02-01

I've had Windows a number of times no obey what it's told.

I can set Thunderbird and Firefox as my default browser, and still have things open in Outlook Express or Internet Explorer.

Used to work in the Windows XP days, but Vista seems to do whatever the hell it wants.

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sukru Member since:
2006-11-19

There are some applications that specifically request IE. They don't use browser API, but execute iexplore.exe directly instead. Thus nothing can be done about them.

It is usually when the application embeds the trident web control (like Windows Help, Windows Update, Steam, or similar).

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Deviate_X Member since:
2005-07-11

Well install linux.

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aesiamun Member since:
2005-06-29

So do I, Google's desktop application is a perfect example of not paying attention to browser defaults.

Open Google desktop mail, click on a link...Chrome opens. Set default browser to IE, open a link in Google Desktop Mail...chrome opens!

Repeat with all browsers...

Google doesn't pay attention, it just opens chrome. I don't see how you can blame Microsoft for Google not adhering to my choices.

Edited 2009-07-27 17:53 UTC

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