That would be nice. I use Firefox wherever possible, but having IE on the computer hasn't been a problem for me though. I just don't use it.
Unfortunately Terrell, this is not easily done. Many of the embedded Microsoft components within SolidWorks that use web technology rely on Internet Explorer and can't use other browsers. For instance, the web help viewer, certain pages of the Task Pane on the right hand side of the user interface, the installation software to name a few. As Kelvin says, you should be able to have your default browser set to Chrome and not use Internet Explorer on its own, just as the embedded components.
I'm going to +1 this. I hate internet explorer. Like, a lot... and probably only slightly less than Apple products. I have been searching for an answer to this issue for a while, and now that I have found it I'm left extremely disappointed.
I would argue with Jim on the definition of "not easily done". It's probably more accurate to say that it's not a feature that Solidworks developers feel is important.
This issue is irritating enough that I no longer use "Web Help" from within solidworks. If the help file doesn't have what I need, I'll do a google search.
Hopefully this gets resolved soon.
I actually agree on this. I see this a a weakness in SolidWorks, even AutoCAD has figured a workaround. Please look into the issue, in the constantly changing market the software should be able to handle cross platforms easily.