Make excel open hyperlink in a different browser


If you do not like Internet explorer for whatever reasons. I am sure even though you have set the default browser to either chrome or Firefox , excel ends up using IE !!

The problem: when clicked in Excel, this link ONLY opens in Internet Explorer

Solution that works: 

Add a new key to the registry:
  1. Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\CLSID
  2. Right-click on (Default) and select Modify
  3. Enter the value {FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}
This will now change the open-with behavior in MS Excel 2010 - Excel 2013 to use the default Windows app. Confirmed to work with Excel 2010-2013 and Windows 7.


Happy automating ;)

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