How can I configure MSN Messenger 6.2 to use Firefox as my default browser?

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  1. Ricardo C

    Ricardo C Producer

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    I switched to Firefox last month, and haven't looked back. I love this browser like you wouldn't believe. Yesterday I added the NeedleSearch bar, and have been wondering how I ever go along without it [​IMG]

    However... Even though Firefox is set as my default browser, MSN Messenger still uses IE whenever I click an email alert or try to email a contact straight from the Messenger window. Is this at all customizable, or am I stuck?
     
  2. Mark Shannon

    Mark Shannon Screenwriter

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    I have the same problem, Ricardo. I have been using Opera for a while, and have it set as my default browser. When I click links in conversations, they open in Opera, but email related things open in IE.

    Short of going through the program code (something which i have no idea how to do) and rewriting it, I think we're pretty much stuck with them opening in IE.

    What do you expect anyways, a Microsoft program has to have the Microsoft essentials, as much as you hate them to.
     
  3. Mark Larson

    Mark Larson Supporting Actor

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    This only happened after MSN 6.1, IIRC. All my links opened in Firefox before that.
     
  4. JohnHa

    JohnHa Agent

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    Get Trillian. It is a 3rd party app that replaces MSN, AIM, ICQ, and Yahoo! messengers. It combines all the chat clients into one easy to use interface, and it's free (and it's not ad-ware).
     

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