If you aren't sure whether to make the AOL software your default software for Web pages, e-mail and newsgroups, here are some facts to help you make a decision.
- The Microsoft Windows® operating system allows users to set one application as a "default" to eliminate inconvenient stepsto accessing the Internet. AOL permits you to use this Windows feature to automatically use the AOL software when accessing Internet content and services.
- If you make the AOL software your default software for Web pages, e-mail and Internet newsgroups, AOL believes you will save the time and effort it takes to separately select and launch specific Internet applications.
- If you use another Internet Service Provider (ISP) for e-mail, newsgroups or Web pages, and click "Yes" to make AOL your default Internet software, you can still use your other services. However, if you frequently use other ISPs, depending on your preferences, you may want to click the No button at the prompt.
Note: If you use another ISP only for the purpose of connecting to the Internet, and then use the AOL software for everything else, clicking the Yes button to make AOL your default software may save you time and effort.