Do you have IE and Netscape installed? Both browsers check whether they are the default browser. That is, if you click on a link in an application, lets say email, then default browser will start up even if the other browser is already running. If you want Netscape to be the default browser and you want Internet Explorer to stop checking if its the default browser, you do that from Internet Options within the Control Panel. Open the Programs tab and you will see the checkbox for Internet browser should check to see whether it is the default browser.
Internet Options Programs tab also lets you select which programs Windows will use for default
- HTML editor
- E-mail program
- Newsgroup program
- Internet call program
- Contact tool
There is a “Reset Web Settings” button to return Windows to its original defaults
- HTML editor : Notepad
- E-mail program : Outlook Express
- Newsgroup program : Outlook Express
- Internet call program : Netmeeting
- Calendar : none
- Contact tool : Address Book
This should work in all versions of Windows including Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP.