Adobe Air Does Not Honor Default Browser

I have recently found out that Adobe Air does not honor the default browser.  I am using IE8 as my default browser right now, and AIR products open up Firefox.  Mike Chambers mentions the issue and links to a fix, but I have a simpler one. 

I assume Adobe Air checks the HKCU registry entry first, which may not be set by other programs (which may set only HKLM).  So just delete the entry in: HKCU/Software/Classes/.htm (I also deleted the one in .html).  Bam! Fixes the issue.

Update! (9/3/08): If you are curious why this is, please check out my explanation.

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3 Responses to Adobe Air Does Not Honor Default Browser

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  2. Hey thanks. Worked like a charm.

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