Msn / Firefox

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by maffew, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. maffew

    maffew OSNN Junior Addict

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    Hey
    Is there anyway for Friefox to open when I want to check my email through the link in Msn? I already have firefox set as my defult browser.


    MSN build 7.0.0604
    Firefox 1.0.1
    IE 6.0.2600.000
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    It's a known issue with MSNM, and as far as I know, there is no fix. It simply ignores your default browser settings and opens up in IE regardless.
     
  3. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    If you use Trillian or GAIM it respects your default browser settings.
     
  4. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

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    Hmm, wonder if the courts should go after MS for having MSN Messenger and IE tied together! :yowch: :crosseyed:
    jk of course.
     
  5. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    When you use msn messenger, it uses IE in the background for getting all your info, so as a result, when IE is offline, messenger cannot work, so when you click a link in messenger, IE is already running in a sense, so the window is opened in IE. I hope this makes some sense, its just what I think and im not to sure if thats how it works :p. Steam is the same way, even tho you cant tell its IE, it still uses it and opens windows in IE reguardless of your default browser


    So anyway, to fix it use trillian or gaim :)(I would go with trillian :p)
     
  6. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Seconded! :D Trillian Rocks!!
     
  7. Geffy

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    MSN Messenger opens links in firefox just fine for me

    or is this another MSN thing
     
  8. NetRyder

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    Are you sure about that? What we're talking about is the link that takes you to your Hotmail inbox when you have new mail. I haven't heard of anyone who has been able to get that link to open up in anything other than IE so far.
     
  9. Kr0m

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    Miranda is a nice alternative as well.
     
  10. macromp

    macromp the retarded one

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    i use messenger plus with the stuffplug plugin and that opens it up in firefox.
     
  11. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    was just going to say that, stuffplug ng!
     
  12. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    DON't USE MESSENGER PLUS, PERIOD. Thank you.
     
  13. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I'm not a supporter of people who bundle malware with their apps (which is why I personally would never install this), but if you uncheck the sponsors boxes during installation, there's nothing really wrong with the app itself.
     
  14. Mastershakes

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    I agree with Net here. It's an RTFM issue. If you don't read the agreement, and pay attention, (uncheck the box) it's your problem.

    Love the caps. - MS
     
  15. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    The point is they try and deceive you, and it works alot of the time, I've removed hundred's of lop.com infections because of their crapware. I just don't understand why everyone is so defensive of that product.

    Did you honestly read the EULA when you installed Windows? I didn't think so.
     
  16. Mastershakes

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    No, I didn't read it. Fortunately Patchou doesn't hide it in there, instead he makes it very clear what his intentions are.

    See the nice screenies below.

    The 'Sponsor' Agreement has two choices. Both are very obvious.

    I read what's relevant.
    Always proceed slowly when modifying anything on your OS
    Scan, and sometimes read the fine print. Then you don't get into any trouble. Didn't bother reading the EULA for Windows. It's irrelevant to the operation of my system.

    I read the EULA for third party software, just on the lookout for a catch.

    If your impatience gets you a nice spyware install, I'm ecstatic.

    Patchou voices his thoughts for you as well. He has more sympathy for you.

    http://www.msghelp.net/showthread.php?tid=32170

    Removed 100s of infections? hmmm. perhaps you need to work on the image you install for your clients.
     

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  17. Kush

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    yeah the reason we are defensive is because it is the best msn addon there is, and no one can say otherwise, it is bottom line, and it doesnt do it without u saying ok install that crap, might be decieving, but thats the users fault for not reading it or seeing tha search bar, happened to me the first time, then i learnt from then on, thats what u get for making software free, u have to get support somehow. its a trade off, the reason why u wouldnt have to read the eula for microsoft windows xp is cuz u bought it for about 150 dollars or 200 or were suppose to buy it
     
  18. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    I am not a sysAdmin, if I were, the users wouldn't be able to install anything.

    I am a moderator at some Spyware Forums, and a couple other sites, that deal with HJT logs alot.
     
  19. you can't open your gmail by pressing on the email button on msn, msn is set to just tell you if you ahve any email assuming you're signed on using a hotmail or msn account, by just signing on using your gmail account it's not actually using it's using an account that was created through passport.com so you can creat any account like, [fishboy@fisy.com] and as far as msn msngr knows there is no email account for that user it's just an address used to sign in..
    but on the other hand you can use stuff plug like it was mentioned above by mafia and macromp, i havent' tried that yet i use gmail notify
     
  20. maffew

    maffew OSNN Junior Addict

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    Thanks for the responses
    I just thuaht theres some tweak in the registry to fix this
    Guess not

    Hopefully they'll fix it when the final 7.0 will come out