Vista Fix: Open URL's from Adobe AIR apps into Firefox instead of Internet Explorer3 / 4 / 2008
I hate IE, it's a piece of crap. I especially hate it when my beloved Adobe AIR applications like Twhirl and Pownce open URL's into Internet Explorer Even though Firefox is my default. This only happens in Windows Vista and not Windows XP.
Well, there is a simple fix, It turns out that you have to be more explicit when telling Vista what your default browser is. I found the answer way down this page in Adobe's KB.
- Go to Start
- Default Programs
- Set Program Access and Computer Defaults
- Expand Custom, then select the default browser (for example, Mozilla Firefox)
- Click Ok
- Never use IE again!