Shortcuts to starting conversation?

Shortcuts to starting conversation?

Post by Sm9oYW4gTm » Sat, 17 Feb 2007 19:24:10


Is it possible to create a keyboard shortcut or desktop shortcut to start a
new conversation with a specific contact?
 
 
 

Shortcuts to starting conversation?

Post by Jonathan K » Sun, 18 Feb 2007 09:19:08

Greetings,

Yes actually, by using the Messenger protocol handler.

The handler specific for what you want is:
msnim:chat?contact= XXXX@XXXXX.COM

But, you'll have to find an application to handle the shortcut for you -- the built-in
shortcuts in Windows won't allow you to assign hotkeys to web shortcuts which is where this
qualifies sadly.

--
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger/MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Messenger Resources - http://www.yqcomputer.com/
All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2007 Jonathan Kay.
You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.

 
 
 

Shortcuts to starting conversation?

Post by [tim] imso » Sun, 18 Feb 2007 12:54:06

actually it is possible to make the desktop shortcut but, you will have to
put up with an IE window opening every time you use the shortcut
 
 
 

Shortcuts to starting conversation?

Post by Jonathan K » Mon, 19 Feb 2007 11:14:07

Hi,

It won't let you set a hotkey... how did you do it?

--
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger/MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Messenger Resources - http://www.yqcomputer.com/
All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2007 Jonathan Kay.
You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
 
 
 

Shortcuts to starting conversation?

Post by Sm9oYW4gTm » Tue, 20 Feb 2007 00:05:07

How did you create this shortcut? When I try it doesn't accept hte
msnim-protocol.

// Johan