As blogged previously there are more than one way to set the default browser for your Notes 8 Standard installation. For some reason the preferences didn’t take effect on my Microsoft Vista install so web links continued to open in IE much to my dismay. I finally found the solution to the issue with a little help from the trusted Notes 8 forum on developerWorks. Below is an excerpt from the solution.
“Hit windows button (start button), select “Default programs”, “Set program access and computer defaults”. Expand the “Custom” section, and set Firefox as default web browser and Lotus Notes as default e-mail program. If you reopen it, it will seem like your changes was not saved, but apparently they are.”
Thanks to Stein Sebak for posting the solution.