Networking Quick Tips
Quick Tips: Set default Browser and Mail appsDon't fight with other users over the defaults. These apps keep your defaults tied to your user accounts.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:02 >> Daaaag... Internet Explorer set as the default browser again. I hate that. Ever get in a war over default settings on a shared Windows computer? I'm Tom Merritt, Editor from CNET.com. Here's a quick tip for tying browser and mail apps settings to your Windows user accounts, so nobody else can mess with them. Thanks to Rick from Queens for sending me a link to two handy apps: Default Browser and Default Mail. Both are made by Ramesh Srinivasan, to whom I apologize for probably butchering his name. First, download the apps. Go to windowsxp.mvps.org slash defaultbrowser.htm for Default Browser. Then go to windowsxp.mvps.org slash defaultmail.htm for Default Mail. Download them both and extract the zip files. Then double-click to start the program. In Default Browser, just choose your browser and press Apply. If your browser isn't on the list, you can browse to find it. Default Mail lists the clients you've got installed on your computer. Just select the one you want to be the default. Make sure Set As Default Client is checked. Check Register with Start Menu if you want the start menu's email option to default to the same program, then press Apply. Now, if another user logs on and changes the default browser and email, it won't change it when you log on. This is s free program, but that means that it's unwarranted, so you have to provide your own support on it, but if you do like it, why not drop a couple of coins in Ramesh's Pay Pal account. That's it for this Quick Tip. I'm Tom Merritt, CNET.com. ^M00:01:40 [ Music ]