Hypertext Links in IM Windows

David Woolley forums at david-woolley.me.uk
Fri Sep 11 03:29:01 EDT 2009

flok2style at aol.com wrote:
> Is there a way that I can change the browser that opens when I click on 
> a link in an IM or chat window? I use firefox for work, and we have an 

As far as I can tell from the source code, it follows standard Windows 
conventions, and uses ShellExecute to open URLs, so all you have to do 
is to make Firefox your default browser, in Windows.

Note, in particular, that this means that Pidgin has no idea which 
browser will be launched.

> in house database that my employees often send me links to so that I can 
> see what they are seeing. Everytime that I click one, it opens an 
> Internet Explorer window. Can I set it to use firefox?

David Woolley
Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.

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