I was having issues getting Flock to be my default browser in Vista. Flock,which is an awesome browser based on the Firefox browser,was set as my default browser within Vista. However,when clicking on links and whatnot in emails,IMs and RSS feeds on Trillian,etc,the websites were opening in Internet Explorer (IE7). This is not good.
I tried going to default programs,removing IE7 from being the default for everything,setting Flock as the default for everything,setting Flock as the default for .url and many more.
After scouring the depths of the internet for more than 30 minutes,I found a really simple solution.
Press the Windows+R key (or go to Start ->Run) and enter the following:
flock.exe -silent -setDefaultBrowser
or for Firefox users:
firefox.exe -silent -setDefaultBrowser
You may or may not have to specify the path to the executable. You can find this by right-clicking the shortcut for the browser and going to properties. Copy the Target field completely and paste that into the Run dialog. For example:
“C:\Program Files (x86)\Flock\flock\flock.exe” -silent -setDefaultBrowser
Notice how I kept the quotes and there’s a space between the last quote and -silent.
Hopefully this will help some of you out there having the same issue!