Recently my Firefox freaked out and started requiring me to run it with elevated rights. That means every time I closed it and then reopened it, it would ask me if I really want to do that from UAC. This is a pretty annoying problem. Since Firefox is my default browser, TweetDeck and GTalk can’t open links at all. So we’re going to totally fix this problem.
To get Firefox out of Admin mode, it needs to be closed. Once closed, you need to right click on it’s icon on the taskbar. Oh? Did you get the jumplist menu instead of a context menu? You can get the context menu by holding shift while you right click. Open up the properties.
You’ll wind up in the Shortcut tab. Move over to the Compatibility tab. Look near the bottom for Change settings for all users. Windows will pop-up another window that looks identical to the properties window you had open already, except for that the button has now become, Run this program as an administrator . If your Firefox has this problem, the box is probably checked. If it’s not and you do you have this problem, then this probably isn’t the correct solution.
Anyway, uncheck that Privilege level checkbox and Apply and then OK.
You might still see a shield over your Firefox icon, but fire Firefox up. If you’re lucky, it won’t ask you for anything. The second and more important test is to see if it opens links correctly. Try any application that uses Firefox to open links and see if it works. Hopefully it will.