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Msn Messenger & Firefox


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#1 westsideg

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 08:00 AM

Yo all,

I dont know if this is a problem that can be solved, but basically, when clicking on any link in msn messenger (inbox, advertising, view profiles etc), it still uses IE to open them up even tho firefox is set to default.

Ive tried disabling access to IE in 'Set Program Access and defaults' but MSN still clings onto IE with all it can!

Is there a way to get it to open web pages wit firefox or is it microsoft's evil plan to keep IE in the running ?!?! :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 08:20 AM

I don't use the messeger, but I can view Msn and Hot Mail in Firefox. See if the link below opens in Firefox.
http://www.msn.com/?wa=wsignin1.0

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#3 westsideg

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 08:23 AM

Yeah buddy, that link opens fine in firefox, i can get onto hotmail and msn web pages wit firefox no probs, its just when i click on a link within messenger itself.

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 05:31 PM

See here:

MSN Messenger opens IE

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 04:20 AM

Ah cheers hillbillygreek, so its as i feared and not an easy thing to modify by changing a couple of options around!

Oh well, its not the end of the world, im sure i can live with it !

Edited by westsideg, 08 January 2007 - 04:20 AM.


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Posted 08 January 2007 - 05:40 AM

Have you tried installing the add-on "IE-tab " Look here.

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 06:41 AM

Yeah i hav actually got that installed, but it makes no difference, as soon as u click inbox in msn, it loads via IE and not firefox. Thanks for the thought tho :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 06:43 AM

If you rightclick isn't there an entry in the context menu to open up with IETab?

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 07:13 AM

on web pages yes, but not within msn messenger unfortunately :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 08:43 AM

Did you install Messenger Plus add-on?Are you stillusing the old interface of Hotmail or the new one?

Edited by fozzie, 08 January 2007 - 08:46 AM.


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Posted 08 January 2007 - 11:06 AM

na i aint installed the messenger plus add on, the 'sponsorware' business put me off, wot u reckon?

Edited by westsideg, 08 January 2007 - 11:07 AM.





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