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When installing an update for Firefox, I inadvertently set Firefox as the default browser. Now, when I try to click a link, I get this error message "This operation has been canceled due to restrictions set on this computer. Please contact your system administrator." I tried to change this four ways. First, by going into Internet Options, Programs, and selecting Internet Explorer as the default. The "Make Default" box is gray and cannot be clicked on. The second way I tried was through the "Select Default Programs". I made Internet Explorer my default program. I was still getting the error message in Outlook when I click on any link in an email. The third way I tried was to uninstall Firefox. I was still getting the error message when I clicked on a link in email. So, the fourth way I tried was to reinstall Firefox and indicating NOT to make Firefox the default. I'm still getting the same error message. If everything I try is not working, this looks like a proprietary attempt by Microsoft to prevent users from using other browsers. How can I correct this problem in Outlook and have it either go to Firefox OR Internet Explorer. I should have control over that, not Mircrosoft. Please advise.

asked Oct 12 '12 at 15:44

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I Googled - This operation has been canceled due to restrictions set on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.

and got this

(http://www.slipstick.com/problems/this-operation-has-been-cancelled-due-to-restrictions/)

PS Read the whole post then decide what to do. The comments are interesting too.

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answered Oct 13 '12 at 05:55

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edited Oct 13 '12 at 05:59

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