mozilla firefox and sandboxie

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mozilla firefox and sandboxie

Post by jb40 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:53 pm

Hi all,

Anyone know sandboxie can be run without being windows 10 default browser? I would like google chrome to be my default browser when opening files (e.g., .pdf, .mht, .mhtml, and ect.) and mozilla firefox to open when i want something sandboxed. Can this be done? Please let me know!

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Re: mozilla firefox and sandboxie

Post by bo.elam » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:06 pm

You could do a couple of things.

1. Make Chrome your default browser and create a sandboxed shortcut to run Firefox when you want to. You are going to create a new sandbox
and you ll have Firefox run in the new sandbox and continue running Chrome in the DefaultBox.

First, you need to create a new sandbox for Firefox. You can do that via Sandbox>Create new sandbox.You can name it Firefox.

And create the sandboxed shortcut via Sandboxie control>Configure>Windows shell integration, click Add shortcut icons, Select the new sandbox, look for Firefox in one of the menus and click it. After the click, you ll find the shortcut at the desktop. If you click the shortcut, Firefox will run in the new sandbox.

And when you click the SandboxedWebBrowser icon, Chrome will run in the DefaultBox.

Remember, if you are using Sandboxies free version, you can only use one sandbox at a time.

2. Another thing you could do would be to buy a Sandboxie license and force Firefox and Chrome to run sandboxed automatically in their own sandbox.


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Re: mozilla firefox and sandboxie

Post by Barb@Invincea » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:22 am


Moved this thread to Quick Questions, as this is not a problem report.

Also, please see this in addition to what Bo suggested:


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