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Windows XP: Setting Default Web Browser & Email Client
Posted by Clarke M on 03 April 2006 07:36 PM
Its that time again folks, time for this week's Tech Tip !! icon_smile.gif

Microsoft, in its infinite wisdom, decided that you should be using MSN Explorer for your Internet E Mail and Web Browsing needs. However, most people that we speak with here are quite happy with other applications for these purposes (Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, Mozilla, Eudora, Outlook Express, etc.). Today, I'll show you how you can change the default programs that show in your Start Menu. Here's how:

Right click on any blank area on your Taskbar (The slender blue bar along the bottom of the screen, containing the Start Button), and left click on Properties. A window similar to the one below will appear:



You will notice a tab at the top of the window, labeled Start Menu. Clicking this tab will bring up the following window:



You will notice a Customize button, which when clicked on will bring up the following window:



Clicking on the arrows beside each choice will allow you to select the application you would like to open for each purpose. Once you are happy with your choice, click OK, then OK again, and you're done !! icon_smile.gif

I hope you have enjoyed today's Tech Tip, and stay tuned for next week's entry. Until then, happy surfing !! icon_smile.gif
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