MSN Messenger 5 Tab: In Progress

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Electronic Punk, Jun 5, 2003.

  1. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Adapted from Neowin's guide...

    Code:
          <tab>
            <image>[url]http://www.ntfs.org/images/miscimg/tab.png[/url]</image>
            <name>NTFS</name>
            <tooltip>NTFS - For Windows News, Tips, Tweaks & Downloads.</tooltip>
            <contenturl>http://www.ntfs.org/modules.php?modname=custompage&name=msntab</contenturl>
            <hidden>false</hidden>
          </tab>
    Insert the above code in ConfigCache.XML located here:

    %systemroot%\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Microsoft\MSN Messenger\%passportID%

    If you're confident with XML or HTML you'll see where to insert it. Ensure it is inserted correctly as otherwise MSN Messenger will re-cache the XML file.

    Also to ensure our tab stays in your tab list please change

    <ExpiresInDays>2</ExpiresInDays>

    to

    <ExpiresInDays>0</ExpiresInDays>

    This means you don't get updated tabs IF MSN ever add any new tabs, you can delete the XML file and get MSN to re-cache it if there are any new Tabs announced.

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    The page is: http://www.ntfs.org/modules.php?modname=custompage&name=msntab if you want to check it out :)

    The tab image is pretty crap at the moment as I didn't really spend much time on it, feel free to improve it someone!!! :)

    [​IMG]

    Speedy_B also let me know that you can use it as a Mozilla sidebar!!

    Just type the following and smack F9

    Code:
    javascript:window.sidebar.addPanel('NTFS.org','http://www.ntfs.org/modules.php?modname=custompage&name=msntab','');
    
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Added to mozilla, gonna add it to MSN now ;)
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Sweet :D

    (see attachment)
     
  4. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Yeah, works really nicely

    I bet by MSN 6 final they have blocked this feature tho...
     
  5. funky dredd

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    I'm going to give this a shot! Thanks EP!
     
  6. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

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    works like a charm! Thanks EP!
     
  7. NetRyder

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    Beautiful! :D
    Works in MSN 6.0 (Build 6.0.0250) as well

    Thanks EP
     
  8. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

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    Now if only someone could make one for SP (hint ;) )
     
  9. Glaanieboy

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    The command for adding the side bar didn't work initially in my Mozilla. I had to change 'java script:[...]' to 'javascript:[...]' to let it work.
     
  10. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    It's easy enough, but to my knowledge we don't have an rss feed over there.


    Anyway, I've re-written the guide into a nice HTML file, and included my own ConfigCache.XML file (although I suspect these files are region specific) so that people can replace theirs or use it as a reference.

    the zip file is attached, enjoy ;)


    [EDIT] Attachment Removed
     
  11. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Ok, we'll try again, MkII of the guide is now attached.

    It appears that IE has a problem rendering strict CSS2 and XHTML1.1 :rolleyes: funny that Mozilla had no problems.
    I thought I'd be kind and make it render right in IE :p
     
  12. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    For the 98% of people that use it ? :D
     
  13. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Looks like it automatically removes the space when you post it in vb (security?), sorry didn't expect that
     
  14. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Yeah...them strange folk :p
     
  15. sboulema

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    just people who still need to be converted...
     
  16. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    This is true.
     
  17. X-Istence

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    It should be easy to convert them. Shove it in front of them, and let them use it for a bit. My dad loved it after using it once.
     
  18. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    True, but most people are happy with IE as it's readily available and it "works" (from the average users perspective)
     
  19. X-Istence

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    Yeah, cause MS pushes it into windows, and the DOJ said they didnt have to remove it since MS said it was a core product needed for the system to work.
     
  20. sboulema

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    but once you treid something different than ie, you never wanna go back :p