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BrowserTraySwitch / Re: Does BrowserTraySwitch work on Win 8.1 x64?
« on: February 14, 2016, 08:33 AM »
I did not test BrowserTraySwitch on Windows 8 or 8.1. But I did test it on Windows 10 Home and it did not work for two reasons. Maybe at least one of the reasons is already the same at Windows 8. See https://www.donation....msg396115#msg396115 .

BrowserTraySwitch does not seem to work on Windows 10 Home. The captured .btsregfile's seem to change 4 keys only which do not do the job:
   Line 63: Association_URLPROTOCOL|HTTP||FirefoxURL|!
   Line 94: Association_URLPROTOCOL|https||FirefoxURL|!
   Line 185: Association_FILEEXTENSION|.html||FirefoxHTML|!
   Line 216: Association_FILEEXTENSION|.htm||FirefoxHTML|!
Most everything else is "||_EMPTY_|!".
Right-clicking any .btsregfile, whether for Firefox, Chrome or Edge, always opens IE.

Windows 10 Home seems to have a security policy that hinders changing the default browser via script, at least via a script not run under admin privilege. When trying to make a browser the default browser at its own settings page this does not work as it used to work. Instead Start > Settings > System > Default apps  opens, where one can click the current default browser to select a different one.

Maybe at Windows 10 Pro one can change that security policy through the Group Policy Editor gpedit.msc, but for 10 Home I see no chance.

The next best solution: You can right-click Default apps and choose Pin to Start. Then you can change the browser with 4 clicks, compared to the 2 clicks for BTS up to Windows 7.

BrowserTraySwitch / Re: IE icon not captured in tray
« on: July 09, 2013, 05:16 PM »
Obviously there was no new release anymore. But everyone can easily click "Manage browser confif files" open the respective XYZ.btsregfile in an editor and correct the path to the browser executable. It's so simple.

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