Firefox update 52.8.0

I updated to 52.8.0 yesterday and today every time I open Firefox, I'm 
told it isn't the default and do I want to be the default. It IS the 
default. I don't use anything else. Every time I tell it to set 
Firefox as the default. It shows in the settings as the default. Prior 
to this update, there was no problem with Firefox.

I'm trying to do research for a project I'm working on and apparent 
refusal to be recognised correctly is making it very difficult, 
bordering on impossible.

What's going on? Is there a bug in the update? Is Firefox broken? 
Should I use Internet Explorer rubbish though it is?

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Charani
5/14/2018 8:39:15 PM
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Good Guy wrote:
> On 14/05/2018 21:39, Charani wrote:
>> I updated to 52.8.0 yesterday and today every time I open Firefox,
>> I'm told it isn't the default and do I want to be the default. It IS
>> the default. I don't use anything else. Every time I tell it to set
>> Firefox as the default. It shows in the settings as the default.
>> Prior to this update, there was no problem with Firefox.
>>
>> I'm trying to do research for a project I'm working on and apparent
>> refusal to be recognised correctly is making it very difficult,
>> bordering on impossible.
>>
>> What's going on? Is there a bug in the update? Is Firefox broken?
>> Should I use Internet Explorer rubbish though it is?
>>
>> C
>
> In Windows 10 you need to change the default browser from Windows 10
> Settings App under default Apps.
>
> https://i.imgur.com/rFCESFV.png <https://i.imgur.com/rFCESFV.png>

I was doing that every time I opened Firefox. It would not hold/register.

When I clicked on it to make sure Firefox was selected. It wasn't an 
option. Last night I tried changing it to SeaMonkey and couldn't 
change it back to Firefox. It wasn't listed in the options. The only 
ones available were Edge, IE and SeaMonkey.

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Charani
5/15/2018 1:01:01 AM
Good Guy wrote:
> On 14/05/2018 21:39, Charani wrote:
>> I updated to 52.8.0 yesterday and today every time I open Firefox,
>> I'm told it isn't the default and do I want to be the default. It IS
>> the default. I don't use anything else. Every time I tell it to set
>> Firefox as the default. It shows in the settings as the default.
>> Prior to this update, there was no problem with Firefox.
>>
>> I'm trying to do research for a project I'm working on and apparent
>> refusal to be recognised correctly is making it very difficult,
>> bordering on impossible.
>>
>> What's going on? Is there a bug in the update? Is Firefox broken?
>> Should I use Internet Explorer rubbish though it is?
>>
>> C
>
> In Windows 10 you need to change the default browser from Windows 10
> Settings App under default Apps.
>
> https://i.imgur.com/rFCESFV.png <https://i.imgur.com/rFCESFV.png>

I was doing that every time I opened Firefox. It would not hold/register.

When I clicked on it to make sure Firefox was selected. It wasn't an 
option. Last night I tried changing it to SeaMonkey and couldn't 
change it back to Firefox. It wasn't listed in the options. The only 
ones available were Edge, IE and SeaMonkey.

C
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Charani
5/15/2018 1:01:01 AM
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On 14/05/2018 21:39, Charani wrote:
> I updated to 52.8.0 yesterday and today every time I open Firefox, I'm 
> told it isn't the default and do I want to be the default. It IS the 
> default. I don't use anything else. Every time I tell it to set 
> Firefox as the default. It shows in the settings as the default. Prior 
> to this update, there was no problem with Firefox.
>
> I'm trying to do research for a project I'm working on and apparent 
> refusal to be recognised correctly is making it very difficult, 
> bordering on impossible.
>
> What's going on? Is there a bug in the update? Is Firefox broken? 
> Should I use Internet Explorer rubbish though it is?
>
> C

In Windows 10 you need to change the default browser from Windows 10 
Settings App under default Apps.

https://i.imgur.com/rFCESFV.png <https://i.imgur.com/rFCESFV.png>

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    <blockquote
      cite="mid:mailman.211.1526349098.2160.support-firefox@lists.mozilla.org"
      type="cite">I updated to 52.8.0 yesterday and today every time I
      open Firefox, I'm told it isn't the default and do I want to be
      the default. It IS the default. I don't use anything else. Every
      time I tell it to set Firefox as the default. It shows in the
      settings as the default. Prior to this update, there was no
      problem with Firefox.
      <br>
      <br>
      I'm trying to do research for a project I'm working on and
      apparent refusal to be recognised correctly is making it very
      difficult, bordering on impossible.
      <br>
      <br>
      What's going on? Is there a bug in the update? Is Firefox broken?
      Should I use Internet Explorer rubbish though it is?
      <br>
      <br>
      C
      <br>
    </blockquote>
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    In Windows 10 you need to change the default browser from Windows 10
    Settings App under default Apps.<br>
    <br>
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Good
5/15/2018 2:06:17 AM
On 05/14/2018 04:39 PM, Charani wrote:
> I updated to 52.8.0 yesterday and today every time I open Firefox, I'm
> told it isn't the default and do I want to be the default. It IS the
> default. I don't use anything else. Every time I tell it to set Firefox
> as the default. It shows in the settings as the default. Prior to this
> update, there was no problem with Firefox.
> 
> I'm trying to do research for a project I'm working on and apparent
> refusal to be recognised correctly is making it very difficult,
> bordering on impossible.
> 
> What's going on? Is there a bug in the update? Is Firefox broken? Should
> I use Internet Explorer rubbish though it is?
> 
> C

On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and perhaps before, setting Firefox as the
default browser never works, at least according to Firefox. It never
refuses to do it, but it always reports that it is not the default.

OTOH, if I click on a URL in Thunderbird, it will start up Firefox if it
is not already running.

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 /( )\ Shrewsbury, New Jersey    http://linuxcounter.net
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Jean
5/15/2018 3:45:41 AM
In message 
<mailman.232.1526380682.2161.support-firefox@lists.mozilla.org>, Charani 
<charani.b@gmail.com> writes:
>Good Guy wrote:
>> On 14/05/2018 21:39, Charani wrote:
>>> I updated to 52.8.0 yesterday and today every time I open Firefox,
>>> I'm told it isn't the default and do I want to be the default. It IS
>>> the default. I don't use anything else. Every time I tell it to set
>>> Firefox as the default. It shows in the settings as the default.
>>> Prior to this update, there was no problem with Firefox.
>>>
>>> I'm trying to do research for a project I'm working on and apparent
>>> refusal to be recognised correctly is making it very difficult,
>>> bordering on impossible.
>>>
>>> What's going on? Is there a bug in the update? Is Firefox broken?
>>> Should I use Internet Explorer rubbish though it is?
>>>
>>> C
>>
>> In Windows 10 you need to change the default browser from Windows 10
>> Settings App under default Apps.
>>
>> https://i.imgur.com/rFCESFV.png <https://i.imgur.com/rFCESFV.png>
>
>I was doing that every time I opened Firefox. It would not hold/register.
>
>When I clicked on it to make sure Firefox was selected. It wasn't an 
>option. Last night I tried changing it to SeaMonkey and couldn't change 
>it back to Firefox. It wasn't listed in the options. The only ones 
>available were Edge, IE and SeaMonkey.
>
>C
Is there no "Browse" (or similar - maybe "...") button, as well as those 
three?
-- 
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)Ar@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

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J
5/15/2018 1:55:41 PM
Jean-David Beyer wrote:
> On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and perhaps before, setting Firefox as the
> default browser never works, at least according to Firefox. It never
> refuses to do it, but it always reports that it is not the default.
>
> OTOH, if I click on a URL in Thunderbird, it will start up Firefox if it
> is not already running.

I don't use Linux but that's the same problem. It always worked fine 
before the last update.

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Charani
5/16/2018 1:01:01 AM
J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
> Is there no "Browse" (or similar - maybe "...") button, as well as
> those three?

There is but Firefox is not listed as an option. It's like Firefox 
isn't on the computer at all, yet it is.

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Charani
5/16/2018 1:01:01 AM
J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
> Is there no "Browse" (or similar - maybe "...") button, as well as
> those three?

There is but Firefox is not listed as an option. It's like Firefox 
isn't on the computer at all, yet it is.

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Charani
5/16/2018 1:01:01 AM
In message 
<mailman.272.1526471984.2161.support-firefox@lists.mozilla.org>, Charani 
<charani.b@gmail.com> writes:
>J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
>> Is there no "Browse" (or similar - maybe "...") button, as well as
>> those three?
>
>There is but Firefox is not listed as an option. It's like Firefox 
>isn't on the computer at all, yet it is.
>
>C
>
By a "browse" button, I meant something whereby you could navigate in an 
explorer-type window to where the firefox.exe file is. Such mechanisms 
don't "list" "options", but are provided below (or to the right of, or 
whatever) any list of options.
-- 
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)Ar@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is.
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J
5/16/2018 12:27:20 PM
J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
> By a "browse" button, I meant something whereby you could navigate in
> an explorer-type window to where the firefox.exe file is. Such
> mechanisms don't "list" "options", but are provided below (or to the
> right of, or whatever) any list of options.

I can do everything I used to be able to do. Firefox should be the 
default browser but isn't. Nothing works to make it so. Therefore, I 
am going to delete it from my system and have no alternative but to 
use Internet Explorer instead.

Thank you to all who offered suggestions

C

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Charani
5/17/2018 1:01:01 AM
J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
> By a "browse" button, I meant something whereby you could navigate in
> an explorer-type window to where the firefox.exe file is. Such
> mechanisms don't "list" "options", but are provided below (or to the
> right of, or whatever) any list of options.

I can do everything I used to be able to do. Firefox should be the 
default browser but isn't. Nothing works to make it so. Therefore, I 
am going to delete it from my system and have no alternative but to 
use Internet Explorer instead.

Thank you to all who offered suggestions

C

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Charani
5/17/2018 1:01:01 AM
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