Mozilla Firefox is one of the better web browsers out there. Aside from maybe Chrome, there is no other browser than can beat it with regards to ease of use, speed, and simplicity. The features in Mozilla Firefox support easy and fast browsing on the internet, which is what most of us are on the computer for. If you have this application installed and it is not your default browser, then it is high time you made it so. Especially if IE is the current default.
If you do not have this application yet, download and install it.
Setting up Mozilla Firefox
- Run the downloaded installer file and wait for the wizard to come up. Click Next.
- Read the Software License Agreement on the next screen and confirm that you have done so, by clicking I Accept. Then hit Next.
- The next screen lets you choose between a Standard installation and a Custom installation. Go for the former as long as you want all the most required components to be installed.
- Next comes the Summary window, where you need to select the location for the installation. Hit Next and the installation will begin. A progress screen will show how far along it has moved.
You have set up the Mozilla Firefox web browser in your computer. The first time this application launches, it asks whether you want to make this into your default browser for the OS. Choose Yes right then and there, or leave this for another time.
From the Properties dialog box
This involves changing the default web browser form taskbar in Windows. Right click there and choose Properties. In the Properties window, choose Customize. In the ensuing window, find the section at the bottom labeled Show on Start Menu. Here, you will find that Internet Explorer is highlighted. To set Firefox in that position, use the arrow buttons on the side. When this is done, hit OK.
This too is enough to replace your IE browser with Mozilla Firefox as default browser. The features in Mozilla Firefox support some of the most satisfying user experience while surfing the web, which is why this is a much better option than the former. Make sure that you use only trusted add-ons inside this, since certificate sans by other software would not detect malicious code stored in Firefox’s certificate manager.