Windows Messenger and Default Browser

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by blinden, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

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    I am on my work computer and I need to have Windows messenger installed for our in office communcations. I also need to be able to open links from messenger in IE for certain oracle applications we use.

    This being said, I'm a firefox user, and I don't want to set IE to default browser, but i'm going to have to unless i can find a way to keep FF default but make Messenger open IE instead. Is there a registry entry for this anywhere that anyone knows of?

    Let me know if you are unclear as to what I mean, it could be a little confusing.

    Also, Windows XP, Messenger V. 5.0
     
  2. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    yeah, can u use msn messenger? cuz if u can u can get stuff plug ng and tell it not to open in the default browser
     
  3. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

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    Unfortunately I'm stuck with just basic Windows Messenger 5.0 for now...
     
  4. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    hmm i dont know then man, sorry
     
  5. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

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    Wierd, I've got FireFox set as my default browser and Messenger opens IE.
     
  6. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

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    strange, what versions of each are you using?
     
  7. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    MSN Messenger is the only app that I use that pays no attention to the default browser setting and opens up IE regardless.
    It's rather annoying...
     
  8. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

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    ! windows update!

    anyways, I can't really switch to MSN Messenger for the task at hand, i've looked around but I can't find anything in the registry about URL handlers for it.
     
  9. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Well, Windows Update does need IE to function at all, so I don't really mind that.
    But when someone sends me a link via IM, I'd rather not have to copy the URL, switch to Firefox and paste it in manually.
     
  10. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

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    which is exactly what my problem is...

    only in reverse
     
  11. Kr0m

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    Latest version of IE/XP/MSN Messenger 7.
    Even better... I mainly use Miranda now and IT loads Avant when I click on links in the browser.
     
  12. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

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    ohh, yeah, I'm running windows messenger, not MSN messenger, and I don't really have an option to do that here at work. We are running messenger on our exchange, and I don't think the MSN client has that option.