Keep getting asked whether I want to change my default browser

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Guest OS Discussion' started by bats66, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. bats66

    bats66 Bit Poster

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    I am running Windows 10 with Parallels Desktop 12 in a Mac running OS X Sierra. I keep getting this message box asking me if I want to change my default browser to Parallels Desktop or to keep using Chrome (I have both Chrome for Mac and Chrome for Windows). Sometimes the question is the other way round, asking me if I want to change to Chrome or keep using Parallels Desktop.
    Why is this happening?
     
  2. Arun@Parallels

    Arun@Parallels Parallels Support

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    Hi @bats66 , are getting this pop up even after selecting the default browser for your Mac and Windows ?
     
  3. bats66

    bats66 Bit Poster

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    Yup I have select Chrome for Mac and MS Edge as default browsers
     
  4. Arun@Parallels

    Arun@Parallels Parallels Support

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    Hi @bats66 , Please try Configure > Options > Web & e-mail > Web pages > Open in Windows (to permanently assign it to Windows) and let us know if that helps.
     
  5. MarkS33

    MarkS33

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    This did not solve the popup issue for me. Is there another way to stop this? I want windows to open in windows, and mac to open in mac.
     
  6. Arun@Parallels

    Arun@Parallels Parallels Support

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    Hi @MarkS33 , is this happening only when you try to open any particular links from any application?
     
  7. TW80CJ5

    TW80CJ5 Bit Poster

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    I am having the same issue. I tried the solution that Arun posted : Please try Configure > Options > Web & e-mail > Web pages > Open in Windows, but that did not work. The box pops up randomly without me selecting anything and this happens many times a day.
     
  8. jrcpvaz

    jrcpvaz Bit Poster

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    I am also having this problem of the pop-up asking if I want to change my default browser.
    I am using Parallels 13 Desktop for Mac and Windows 10 Pro. The Mac is both a MacBook Pro and an Mac Mini.
    I've seen this pop-up seemingly randomly, and actually every time I come back to Windows after being busy with something on the Mac side. And I do not believe it to be app specific. The default browser in Windows is set to be Firefox, but my default browser on the Mac is Safari. So why is the pop-up asking if I want to continue using Safari or switch to the Parallels browser? Makes no sense to me.
    I really don't like this. There HAS to be a way to tell Parallels once and for all what my default browser is.
    Super annoying!
     

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