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Just switched to FireFox

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#1 aloflin


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Posted 06 November 2004 - 01:11 PM

Just switched to FIREFOX, now MSN can't sign me in. I'm sure there's a simple solution...or is this a Microsoft plot? I'm just hitting my panic button. Going to try and contact MSN in the meantime ....but if you have the solution before I give them a call it would be much appreciated! THANKS!

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 02:06 AM

You got it right first time. It really is a MS plot. Most MS pages will not work properly in FF. For example to do updates you have to use MsExplorer. Just a WAG but MSN probably is the same problem.

You might try going to FF Extensions and d/l the User Agent Switcher extension.

Click Here for User Agent Switcher Extension

It is under *U* which is about the nineteenth page of the extensions.

Then when you get a site that doesn't work right you click the switcher to emulate MSExplorer.

Don't know if that will solve the MSN problem but it works for some others that are still set up for Explorer.

#3 phawgg


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Posted 07 November 2004 - 02:49 AM

That was thoughtful of you, Bluie
I've downloaded it and will give it a whirl. Thanks.

Edited by phawgg, 07 November 2004 - 02:51 AM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 03:54 AM


Not sure if this will be helpful, but I have Firefox and I can access msn.com, my Hotmail account and messenger without reverting to IE or using the IE extension. I have set messenger to log me in automatically when I go online (it doesn't require the browser).
Is this what you mean? Sorry if I have misunderstood. The only thing I can't do with Firefox is windows updates, but if I know what I want I can get them from the windows download center using Firefox.
Maybe one of your settings is preventing you logging on?

Just ignore this if it's irrelevant!


luci2a :thumbsup:

Edited by luci2a, 07 November 2004 - 03:55 AM.

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 07:36 AM

I couldn't get signed into .NET by way of IE for the longest time. I contacted the .NET people, HP, and MSN--nobody could help me. It had something to do with my files getting wiped out, I think. I clicked on the wrong thing with a Spybot Search and Destroy notifier, and I had to use Application Recovery. I could access my msn e-mail through Firefox, but not IE. I have group memberships with msn, and I didn't have full capacity for making posts through Firefox (emoticons, fonts, etc.) Right before I wiped out my files, I downloaded SP2 for XP. I couldn't access downloads through IE, so I ordered the cd for SP2 by mail. Ever since I got things built back up from losing my files and since I used the cd for SP2, I can access everything on msn through IE.
Maybe this has no relevance to your situation. I'm still a dummy on the technical end of things. I just thought I would relay my story in case it joggles something in your noggin. Good luck!

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