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Can Firefox run through MSN Messenger?


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manchal

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When opening my Hotmail inbox or visiting a link posted through MSN Messenger, the program automatically runs Internet Explorer.
Is there a way of converting this so MSN will open Firefox instead?

I know that the weaknesses of IE are much more susceptible to interception and spyware/trojans, and try to avoid using it (plus I actually prefer the interface of Firefox anyway);
Does anyone know if this idea is possible?

Thanks for looking.
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If this is happening even though FF is set as your default browser, you're going to have to live with it I'm afraid --- when this happens it's a sign that the IE executable (iexplorer.exe) has been hard-coded into the link and can't be changed without some serious reverse-engineering, for which you you would need access to the code, even assuming you knew what to do. It's been a source of annoyance ever since real alternative web-browsers became available. Same thing happens with web-page links in Outlook/Outlook Express --- you can bet your bottom dollar Microsoft intended it to work like that!
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Cheers pip - yeah, I'm sure its completely intentional; just wasn't sure whether anyone had discovered a way to override this without too much difficulty.

It's a shame though, FF feels a lot more intuitive now and doesn't give me any cause for concern (whereas I recently had the displeasure of living with a trojan and two worms thanks to IE). Hmm, I wonder how much more authoritarian and controlling Vista is going to be... :tazz:
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Post removed. Do NOT discuss things such as cracks on this site.

Edited by ~Kat~, 26 September 2005 - 03:07 AM.

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