For PCs with Windows XP and Firefox version 3.5 or higher.
The instructions contain two tasks:
—How to make Firefox your default browser
—How to create an internet shortcut on your desktop that will open in Firefox
To make Firefox your default browser:
1. Open Firefox.
2. Click Tools, and then click Options.
3. In the Options dialog box that appears, click the Advanced tab.
4. Under System Defaults, click Check Now.
If Firefox is already your default browser, proceed to the second task in this post.
5. In the Default Browser dialog box, click Yes.
6. Click OK.
Firefox is now your default browser.
Next, we will add an internet address shortcut to your desktop that, when clicked, will open in Firefox.
To create an internet shortcut on your desktop that will open in Firefox:
1. In Firefox, open the website page for which you want to create the desktop shortcut.
2. In the upper right corner of Firefox, click the Restore Down button to reduce the browser window so that you can see both the website page and your desktop.
Note: You can perform these instructions with multiple tabs open in Firefox.
3. To the left of the browser address bar, click and drag the website favicon onto your desktop.
You will see a faded copy of the favicon plus a rectangle with a dashed border and your cursor.
Note: The website page you want to create a shortcut for may not have a custom favicon. Regardless, it will at least have an image of a blank piece of paper with its upper right corner turned down. Click and drag that image and you will get the same results.
4. Release your mouse button on your desktop.
You will see the new shortcut on your desktop.