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How to select Google Chrome as default browser for ACT!

Copper Contributor
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Country: USA

How to select Google Chrome as default browser for ACT!

How do I switch the default browser from Internet Explorer to Google Chrome?  I have Sage ACT! Pro 2012 Version 14.1.108.0, Hot Fix 7.  Thank you!

Copper Super Contributor
Posts: 478
Country: Australia

Re: How to select Google Chrome as default browser for ACT!

I understood it is meant to default to what ever your windows default is, however i have seen this not to be true several times

 

Mine resolved when i switched the windows default to IE then back again


Jason Dawson Financial Planning
Brisbane | Australia - JDFP Home Page

Act Ver - Act! Premium Version 17.1.169.0, Hot Fix 3
OS - Windows 7 (stand alone machine)
MS Office - Enterprise 2007
Phone - Samsung Galaxy s6
Copper Elite Contributor
Posts: 257
Country: Australia

Re: How to select Google Chrome as default browser for ACT!

Hi there,

 

Clicking on hyperlinks within act! will always launch the URL in your default (windows) web browser. If you wish URLs to open in Chrome, you will need to set that as your default web browser. Usually when you open chrome and it is not your default browser it will ask you if you want to set it as your default browser.

Alternatively you can do this via the "Default Programs" found in your windows control panel.

 

Hope that helps.

Cherie Buttsworth
ACT! Certified Consultant
Simply PC
cherie@simplypc.com.au
Copper Super Contributor
Posts: 478
Country: Australia

Re: How to select Google Chrome as default browser for ACT!

Hi Cherie
Do you know if its the same thing for plugins?

Jason Dawson Financial Planning
Brisbane | Australia - JDFP Home Page

Act Ver - Act! Premium Version 17.1.169.0, Hot Fix 3
OS - Windows 7 (stand alone machine)
MS Office - Enterprise 2007
Phone - Samsung Galaxy s6
Copper Elite Contributor
Posts: 257
Country: Australia

Re: How to select Google Chrome as default browser for ACT!

Hi Jason,

 

I would imagine so. Which add-ons specifically are you using?

Cherie Buttsworth
ACT! Certified Consultant
Simply PC
cherie@simplypc.com.au
Copper Super Contributor
Posts: 478
Country: Australia

Re: How to select Google Chrome as default browser for ACT!

i downloaded one from the developer forum Contact Window Control (or something like that) and it uses IE

Jason Dawson Financial Planning
Brisbane | Australia - JDFP Home Page

Act Ver - Act! Premium Version 17.1.169.0, Hot Fix 3
OS - Windows 7 (stand alone machine)
MS Office - Enterprise 2007
Phone - Samsung Galaxy s6
Copper Elite Contributor
Posts: 257
Country: Australia

Re: How to select Google Chrome as default browser for ACT!

It would really depend on the developer and how they've written the code for the add-on. I'd assume most would just stick with the windows default. However, some may specify. I have not used that particular add-on so just guessing they've created it for use with IE. If you remember the developer, you could ask them directly.

 

Kind regards,

Cherie Buttsworth
ACT! Certified Consultant
Simply PC
cherie@simplypc.com.au