Windows Messenger and Default Browser

blinden

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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
 

Kush

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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
 

blinden

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

Kr0m

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

NetRyder

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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...
 

blinden

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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.
 

NetRyder

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blinden said:
! windows update!
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.
 

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.
 

blinden

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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.
 

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