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I am running a Windows 7 vm with WMware player from Fedora. I have VMWare tools installed successfully and I have successfully some of it's features like Unity mode so it seems to be installed correctly. That being said I still cannot get urls to open up in my host machine's browsers, these are the steps I have taken:

  1. Within the vm I set "Default Host Application" to be the application to open urls.
  2. Within my host machine I have set Chrome to be my preferred application for opening urls.
  3. Enabled Shared Folders in the vm (Not sure if that really helped anything but I saw it suggested on a forum post)

After doing that when I click on a link I get the following error message:

Default host Application: Make sure the virtual machine's configuration allows the guest to open host applications.

I cannot find any option like that in my vm's configuration so I am not sure what the error message is referring to.

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This sounds like a network configuration error. Make sure the virtual machine has access to your network device. – Ramhound Dec 5 '11 at 16:38
I can access the internet just fine so it seems to have access to my network devices. Is there any other kind of connectivity that would be required that I could test? – Yanamon Dec 8 '11 at 14:41

I fixed the issue by changing from "Default Host Application" set for the HTTP/HTTPS protocols in Default Programs, to "Internet Explorer". See image:


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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Canadian Luke Dec 31 '13 at 21:35

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