IE7 opens, even though firefox is default! Grr...

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  1. OwlsAndApples macrumors 6502a

    OwlsAndApples

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    When I use live messenger on my pc, and am alerted of new mail, why does my html email open in IE7 rather than my default browser...it just clogs up my taskbar when I already have the defaulted 'fox open, is there anyway to force it to open in 'fox?

    And secondly, is there anyway to have multiple homepage tabs open when you start up firefox, it'd be nice launching with MR and DevArt open together :)

    It doesn't seem like there is anyway to solve these minor problems :(
    Thanks for help anyone! :eek:
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    You're using Outlook for your mail, aren't you? Try ThunderBird, it's also a Mozilla product and it will open FireFox when you click on a link.
     
  3. OwlsAndApples thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oops, sorry if i'm being confusing, i read my mail in an internet browser, and for those who use messenger know that the email alert opens in IE7 regardless of your default browser. I just wanted to know if there was a way to stop this.:p Thanks anyway for the help!
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Well it is another microsoft product, so it will want to open with another microsoft product, I doubt there is a way to change this.
     
  5. OwlsAndApples thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I thought, meh it's trivial anyway:rolleyes:
     
  6. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    Look for something called an Messpatch. This lets you open your msn alerts in your default browser.
     
  7. OwlsAndApples thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm...I think I'll look into that, thanks! :)
     
  8. hessdesigns macrumors member

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    For your second question (open multiple tabs for your home page(s)...), simply open both pages in tabs, then go to your preferences-->general and you'll see the button that says "Use Current Pages." Then, you are good to go!
     
  9. OwlsAndApples thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ahah awesome! Thank you so much hessdesigns!:) :)
     

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