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  • DesignSpark PCB

    Links from Start Page should open using default browser. Please check if you correctly assigned default browse on your computer/default browser in the dialog called 'Choose default apps':

    PC Settings -> Search and apps -> Defaults -> Choose default apps

    Start Page like any other application can be closed in any moment. This is our medium to share updates, learning items and interesting information with our users, so that is why we did not provide option for switching this website off permanently.

    I hope you will also find there interesting information at least about new products for your designs.

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  • Stephen Hughes

    Nope default is Firefox. Even the 'old' default was Edge, IE has never been a default since I got this machine. Don't think it's even been opened before now.

    The old 'home' screen was useful, mainly as it offered a much deeper 'recently used' file section than that available through the menu. Why can't we have this back. Does the new splash actually learn what you are interested in and adapt, or is it just what you think I might be interested in? I suspect the latter based on how pointless the suggestions so far have been.

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  • Brad Levy

    I'm seeing the same thing Stephen is.

    To clarify, it is the start page itself that he is saying comes up in Internet Explorer.

    Some links on the start page (for example, the ones in the bottom left of the window) open in the default browser (FireFox, in my case). Others, like the Featured Products, open in Internet Explorer.

     

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  • Boss .

    Just out of interest how do you determine what browser the "Start Page" using?

    If I look at properties for the start page it states "Chrome HTML document" (my default browser).

    I do see the RS links opening IE as you observe.

     

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  • Brad Levy

    If you right-click in the start page window, and choose Properties, you the following,
    which has the Internet Explorer Icon, but also says Type: Firefox HTML Document,
    so is a bit confusing.


    If you right-click context menu if you click in the start page window itself gives clues:

    The Add to favorites... and some of the other options are present in Microsoft Internet Explorer, but not in Firefox.

    Likewise if you do Print preview..., and click on the help ? at the upper right of the preview window, it brings up this help topic, which is pretty conclusive:

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  • Stephen Hughes

    I'm wondering the same! I'm afraid Brad has maybe assumed I spent more time than I did investigating this - all I saw was one product link which may have been of use to a colleague, clicked on it and it opened IE.

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  • Brad Levy

    Stephen, when I saw your first comment about it using Internet Explorer, I just did a quick check. I saw the different-than-I'm-used-to context menu and IE logo in the properties dialog (first capture above), and assumed it was Internet Explorer. I clicked a few links, and found some openend in FireFox, some in IE, and I posted my first message.

    When I saw the question from Boss and took a closer look to give him specifics is when I noticed the properties dialog also listed the Type as FireFox HTML. That made me less sure of my original assertion. So I took extra time to find a more definitive answer, as I don't want people wasting time trying to fix/change something based on incorrect assumptions on my part. I looked in task manager, and with FireFox closed, the start page still came up without FireFox popping up in the task list. IE didn't pop up there either, but more of IE is bundled into other parts of windows. I went further, and felt the print preview approach pretty well clinched it.

    So my initial investigation was relatively casual, getting me to the point I was pretty sure I knew what I was looking at. The later exploration was to get from the "I know it is, but I can't tell you why I know" (as my dad would say) internalized from past experience knowledge to explicitly explainable/verifiable knowledge.

    And I learned something in the process.

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  • Boss .

    Thanks for the details, I have also learnt something!

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