How do you change the default browser that opens when you click on a link in chat?

Links used to default to opening in chrome.  Now it opens in IE. 

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That's usually an operating system choice, although some applications do pick it up.  HipChat isn't one, as far as I know, it relies on the OS setting for opening urls.  I'd guess that you've used or installed something that has changed the OS default for opening links.

Chrome is my default browser and has not changed for other applications.  Only HipChat is defaulting to the incorrect browser.

@Nic Brough [Adaptavist]

I have the same issue as Nick and Stephen.

Chrome is my default browser for all programs (see image) but HipChat open all links in my FireFox.

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I'm also experiencing this same problem since updating to the latest version.

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Try changing your global browser preference setting to something else, then back to your preferred browser settings.

I had this problem recently, first with links in HipChat opening in Safari while Chrome was my default browser, then after the most recent HIpchat update, with links (to non-video urls, like github pull requests) trying to open in "Hipchat", of all things.  Re-setting my global browser preference fixed it.

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