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Firefox 3.5.7 conflicts with IE 7.0

Ted Ricks

New Member
1. Firefox is my default browser although IE is residence with Vista Home Premium 32bit

2. I can open a Firefox browser and access an application but not be able to make it function, e.g. open Shutterfly and not be able to download photos to an album.

3. Once I either open IE or simply close FireFox, I am not able to open Firefox again.

How can I use Firefox as my browser? Where is the conflict with IE and can I turn IE off without deleting it (I use it to print out financial reports).

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Vista Guru
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Fairfield County, CT
Go to search, type turn windows features on and off

Then just uncheck IE.

You will be deactivating IE, not uninstalling.

You can get it back at any time.

Take care and

Good Luck

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT


Are you sure it's IE 7? If you do have IE 7, is there some reason why? Latest is IE 8, maybe updating IE to the current version would possibly help.

Another thing, you could uninstall, and reinstall firefox. And check your firefox add ons, if you have any. One or more may be causing a conflict. Disabling them one by one, re create the situation where the problem occurs, and see if it happens or not with them disabled.

Also, can you post a list of what Firefox add ons you are using?

And BTW, Firefox 3.6 final is supposed to be released tomorrow, the 21st.

So possibly installing 3.6 and if your IE is IE 7, then updating that to IE 8 as well.
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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Airbot 2.0
    Core i7 920 (D0) @ 4Ghz, 26c idle- 65c full load on air
    Asus P6X58D Premium -Sata 6Gb/s - USB 3.0
    12GB Corsair Dominator -CMD12GX3M6A1600C8
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA Nvidia GTX 480 -Fermi
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xonar D2X
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 24" Flatron W2453V-PF Full HD 1080p 2ms response time
    Screen Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1 OCZ Vertex2 180GB SSD
    1 TB Samsung Spinpoint F1 7200RPM 32MB cache
    2 500GB WD Caviar Blacks 7200RPM 32MB cache (WD5001AALS)

    Pioneer DVD Burner DVR-S18M
    Corsair HX1000W
    Cooler Master HAF 932
    Case Fans -3 230mm, 1 140mm/CPU - Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme
    Logitech Wireless MK700
    Logitech Wireless MK700
    Internet Speed
    100 MBPS DL 30.17Mbps UL 0.98Mbps
    Other Info
    Windows 7
    Processor-7.7 RAM- 7.9 Graphics-7.9 Gaming Graphics- 7.9 HDD- 7.8

    W.E.I final score= 7.7

    Windows Vista=5.9

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