SOLVED Cannot Select Default Browser!


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Hello:

I've just changed my browser (I'm trying Vivaldi) and Windows 10 (Build 10586.218, 64-bit, Pro) will not set anything as my default browser! When I click on the grayed box with a + sign, it allows me to choose a browser, including Vivaldi, but when I choose it (or any of the other choices), it remains a grayed box with a + sign! Very frustrating!

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Sparky
 
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I have had the same problem a couple of times, I managed to make a selection by first selecting 'Internet Explorer' which worked, then selecting my choice ........ worth a try
 

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Right click the Start Button (windows logo, bottom left of screen in taskbar) and choose Control Panel from the context menu.
Top right corner change the "View by:" drop down from Category to Small Icons
Open "Default Programs" icon
Select "Set your default programs" link
Give it a minute to populate
Select Vivaldi from the left column
Then click the "Set this program as default" link at the bottom and click OK.
That should do it.
 
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Thanks for the follow-up.
Glad you were able to resolve your issue.
Bold move, using Vivaldi.
I was an early beta tester for that browser and was not overly impressed, however I see that they now have an official release https://vivaldi.com/ version 1.0
Perhaps I'll give it another look-see. It certainly looks good.
Although their 64 bit version still says "Experimental".
 

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