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#1 lbfan


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Posted 06 February 2008 - 09:34 AM


My default web browser is Firefox (also have IE7) and so when I go onto the Internet, I use Firefox (of course) but when I go to the start menu and want to check my Hotmail emails (Windows Live Mail), it takes me to IE to see them when I want to use firefox to check my emails. I also have MSN Messenger and when I click the icon in the bottom right of the screen to check my emails that way, I also end up going to IE to see my emails, not Firefox.

So to clarify - how can I make it so when I go to 'Start' and 'E-mails' can I use Firefox rather than IE.

Please help.

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 01:44 PM

In Firefox, go to Tools/ Options/ Main / System Defaults and check Always check to see if Firefox is the default browser on startup,then click Check Now.

Note that MSN Messenger and other applications may be "hard-coded" to open Internet Explorer, no matter which browser is set as the default.
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#3 lbfan

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 06:13 PM

Hello, thanks for the info. The settings show Firefox as my default when I go to options. I contacted MSN support and apprently it will always open in IE when using MSN Emails so what I did was create a desktop shortcut and then properties and then changed the URL to live.mail.com and also changed the icon to the MSN butterfly followed by dragging the icon to the start menu, and now it works in Firefox :D

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 11:56 AM

Glad you have your problem solved. That's an interesting solution Ibfan. Thanks for sharing.

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