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Do you currently have Google Chrome installed on your computer?
Ok. Open it. Can you notice a wrench symbol in top right corner in Google Chrome?
Click it and click Options
In the dialog that opens, on the bottom Click on the button that says Make Google Chrome my default browser.
Then close the dialog.
done, and it already has it has the default browser
Ok. So now do you want to make AOL your homepage in Google Chrome?
I am not sure, I want to be able to go directly to AOL from the icon on my desktop to review my mail.
presently Aol seemns to revert to the Internet 6 resident on my computer
Is that internet explorer icon that you click to get into your email?
no it is the aol icon
AOL 9.6 (or similar)?
9.6 is correct
So you mean when you click a link in AOL 9.6 email, it opens in Internet Explorer, right?
Let me check.
Open Internet Explorer, click Tools->Inernet Options
Check the box Internet Explorer should check to see if it is the default browser.
Now check if you can open links in google chrome.
I have done the above and turned my computer off and back on and the problem still continues
Thanks for your reply. I will opt out for other experts for their opinion on this. I appreciate your patience.
Hi, Thanks for using Just Answer.
I see you are having problems with Internet Explorer 8. Would it be better if you had Internet Explorer 7?
Hope this page helps:
Goggle Chrome as my AOL browser!
Hi I need some info. You mean when you want to go to Aol you want to click Goggle Chrome and go to aol.com?
First open Google Chrome then...
If you don't want Google Chrome to be your default browser any longer, simply make another browser default.
Now open up internet Explorer click on tools choose internet options / Programs tab at the top if there is a check mark in the box remove it hit apply at the bottom.
Do it again then close both browsers then open chrome and find a link on the page that comes up. Does Chrome browser come up or Internet Explorer?
Ok I turned Chrome off as my default browser, then I turned IE on as my default browser, then I turned IE off and Chrome on as the default. Now when I go into IE it says it is not the default browser, Chrome says it is the default browser. However when I go into AOL and click on an article I still get a dialog box that says IE can not open the site !!! Can I remove IE from my computer totally without doing other damage ?
No you can't get rid of ie because it is used to explore your computer like when you open My Computer / Computer it uses ie. Lets try this and see what happens. When you are in Chrome instead of clicking on a link right click on the link choose copy shortcut then open a new chrome and paste it in the address bar. and then hit the enter key.
Let me know
Better yet when you right click on a link choose open in new tab or open in new window.
I have no problem reading any article in Chrome. My problem is only when I open AOL and try to read an article there. I can alternately right click on the article in the AOL screen and transfer it to Chrome, open it there and read it without difficulty.
I just tried something else that you might find interesting.
I opened IE, typed in AOL and went to the AOL site. I then tried to read an article but got the pop up. I then typed in www.msn.com in the ie window and open the msn page. I then successfully open several articles from the MSN site ? My problem seems limited to the combination of AOL and IE !! For some reason I can't get AOL to use Chrome as its browser, or IE to properly open AOL articles.
Right click on your desktop choose properties settings tab at the top. Under resolution make sure it is set to 1024 X 768. and in Internet Explorer click on View Text Size make sure it is set to medium. It is a setting in Aol Chrome or Internet Explorer. I installed Chrome and don't have any problems with Internet Explorer or chrome. Maybe next you should try uninstalling Chrome then reboot then reinstalling it. If this doesn't work I'll opt out and give other experts a go at this.
I have tried all this before. I am very frustrated. At this point discontinue your efforts. I think I will try and contact mircosoft and see why I can't download IE8, Thanks