Why does GTalk not open links in the default browser in Windows 8?

Antanassss September 17, 2012

Gtalk on Windows 8 still opens on IE, instead of that browser which I made default. I’ve tried to set Chrome as default browser and Opera, also reinstalled GTalk. Still opens on IE.

  1. Kenice Noel
    October 1, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Start typing on the start screen> Default. Select default programs and select "Associate a file type or or Protocol with a program". From here, make sure that http and https are changed to open with your default browser.
    That should do it.

    Alternatively, you can select "Set your default programs" Click on your browser name and choose the option that lets it open all file types that it can by default.

    • Jinto
      January 17, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      Changed all IE programs to Chrome in the "Associate a file type or protocol with a program" still no go, GTalk Gmail link still opens IE, odd how a Google program doesn't just integrate with another Google product.

      • CsorvaGep
        February 10, 2013 at 8:14 pm

        Install a new browser ie. Chrome or Firefox or something else. A new block appear when you start the new program, and then select the new. Then start the browser which you want to use. That browser will tell you to set it to the default. Do that, and it's done. It worked for me.

        • Sam Curren
          February 19, 2013 at 2:52 pm

          This also worked for me. To restate for clarity:
          Install a new browser then the one you want to use. I wanted to use Chrome, so I installed Firefox. When you run it the first time, Windows 8 will display a selector allowing you to choose the browser you want by default. IE will be listed there, along with Chrome and Firefox. Click the option that lists Chrome (mine said Keep Using Chrome) and then close Firefox. Immediately, Google Talk links opened in Chrome instead of IE.

  2. susendeep dutta
    September 18, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Windows 8 is still not a finished product so you must be facing this kind of problem.

    Set Default Browser In Windows 8 For Links From 3rd Party/Desktop Apps -