The Infamous Messenger-IE problem

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The Infamous Messenger-IE problem

Post by Sephirot » Tue Oct 14, 2003 9:11 pm

Hi everyone!

I've been trying to set the Avant Browser as default browser for Messenger 6.0, as I want to avoid IE when checking my hotmail through Msngr.
After reading through this forum, I've edited two registry entries, namely

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\shell\open\command and

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0002DF01-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\LocalServer32]

They both now state "...\Avant.exe"&1 as default. Of course, Avant is also defaulted through the Avant Browser options-menu.
The thing is, now when I try to "go to mailbox" in MSN Messenger, all I get is "action cancelled" in the Avant Browser that opens.

It seems to me that there are many here having the same problem, so  is there any way to get Messenger to go to my hotmail account with Avant, or am I stuck with the crappy IE (after all, I installed Avant for a reason  :D )

Any help would be gratefully appreciated,

S.

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Re: The Infamous Messenger-IE problem

Post by bigC » Tue Oct 14, 2003 10:57 pm

Unfortunatly, since Messenger 6.0, MS has pretty much hard-coded it to only work with IE. :( See here,

http://forum.avantbrowser.com/YaBB.cgi? ... 1061358242

Those tweaks you tried only work in ver. 5 & under.

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Re: The Infamous Messenger-IE problem

Post by Sergei » Tue Oct 14, 2003 11:01 pm

You could try using Trillian!
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Re: The Infamous Messenger-IE problem

Post by Sephirot » Tue Oct 14, 2003 11:18 pm

Ok, thanks for your replies, though they weren't what I was hoping for. :)

Msoft really do know how to annoy people, that's for sure. >:(

Checking out Trillian webpages right now actually!

.....And it worked perfectly with hotmail and Avant!'

Excellent! Thanks again! ;D

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Re: The Infamous Messenger-IE problem

Post by Sergei » Wed Oct 15, 2003 4:10 am

No probs! Glad it works.
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Re: The Infamous Messenger-IE problem

Post by roth377 » Thu Oct 16, 2003 12:04 am

Nother option (in case you tire of Trillian) is Giam.  Opensource as well :)
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Re: The Infamous Messenger-IE problem

Post by christian » Thu Oct 16, 2003 4:55 pm

Nother option (in case you tire of Trillian) is Giam.  Opensource as well :)
where can i find this giam? I am so tired of trillian.. wont even go into details of how tired i am of that program..
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Re: The Infamous Messenger-IE problem

Post by biggo » Thu Oct 16, 2003 7:59 pm

Ahem... - using MSN Messenger 6.0 myself. It works flawlessly with Avant.

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Re: The Infamous Messenger-IE problem

Post by roth377 » Thu Oct 16, 2003 8:04 pm

Sorry, I type giam instead of gaim, so your searches probably come up with nothing.

http://gaim.sourceforge.net/

Should be noted that both Trillian and Gaim are having a hard time with Microsoft and Yahoo (maybe others in future) "locking out" 3rd party vendors from using msn messenger/yahoo.  So some problems you experience may not be trillian/gaim's fault :)
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Re: The Infamous Messenger-IE problem

Post by Logan » Thu Oct 16, 2003 9:51 pm

Ahem... - using MSN Messenger 6.0 myself. It works flawlessly with Avant.

Regs,
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Since it works for you and no one else let us in on the secret.  How did you get it working?

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