How do I have no default web browser, so the system asks what browser to use when I click on...



As an IT administrator, you may have several reasons for wanting to have no default web browser. Perhaps you want to ensure that users are accessing the web in a secure manner, or maybe you want to make sure that corporate policies are followed when it comes to web browsing. Whatever the reason, it’s possible to configure your system so that it prompts users to choose which web browser they want to use.

The first step is to disable automatic browser detection. This means that the system will no longer recognize any installed web browsers and thus won’t automatically open them when a link is clicked. This can be done by editing the registry. Open the registry editor (regedit) and navigate to the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Internet Settings

In the right pane, there will be an entry called “EnableAutoBrowserDetection”. Double-click it and set its value to 0 (zero). This will disable the auto-browser detection feature.

The next step is to configure the system to prompt the user for which browser they want to use. To do this, open the Control Panel and navigate to the Default Programs section. Click on the “Set Your Default Programs” link and choose the web browser you want to be the default. Then, click on the “Set this program as default” button.

Now, whenever a link is clicked, the system will prompt the user to choose which web browser they want to use. The user can then choose which browser to use, or even choose to use a different browser than the one that was set as the default.

It’s also possible to configure the system to prompt the user for which browser to use even if it is set as the default. To do this, open the Control Panel and navigate to the Default Programs section. Click on the “Set Program Access and Computer Defaults” link and choose the “Custom” option. Then, uncheck the “Enable access to this program” option for the web browser that is set as the default.

Now, whenever a link is clicked, the system will prompt the user to choose which web browser they want to use. The user can then choose which browser to use, or even choose to use a different browser than the one that was set as the default.

As an IT administrator, having no default web browser can be a useful way to ensure that users are accessing the web in a secure manner, or to make sure that corporate policies are followed when it comes to web browsing. By disabling automatic browser detection and configuring the system to prompt the user for which browser to use, you can be sure that the user is making an informed decision when it comes to web browsing.

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