IE7 - Contact Options

S

Smirnoff

I asked this question before but didn't get a reply.

As I understand it, WLM has the ability to import contacts from various
e-mail accounts and also to add them individually within WLM.

When in IE7 and I go into Tools>Internet Options>Programs, why is there
only Address Book and Microsoft Office Outlook shown in Contact List?

As WLM is an all-in-one-basket kind of program and IE7 is a Windows
browser, why is there no option to use WLM Contacts as the default list?

In IE7, if I choose File>Send...Page by e-mail, it opens up WLM anyway.

What actually is the IE7 Contact List setting used for?
 

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Gary VanderMolen

Where are you seeing this IE7 Contact List?
When I go to Tools, Internet Options, Programs, it says nothing
about a contacts list.
A Contacts list makes sense for an email program, but not for a browser.

--
Gary VanderMolen [MS-MVP WLM]


"Smirnoff" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]

>I asked this question before but didn't get a reply.
>
> As I understand it, WLM has the ability to import contacts from various
> e-mail accounts and also to add them individually within WLM.
>
> When in IE7 and I go into Tools>Internet Options>Programs, why is there
> only Address Book and Microsoft Office Outlook shown in Contact List?
>
> As WLM is an all-in-one-basket kind of program and IE7 is a Windows
> browser, why is there no option to use WLM Contacts as the default list?
>
> In IE7, if I choose File>Send...Page by e-mail, it opens up WLM anyway.
>
> What actually is the IE7 Contact List setting used for?
>
>
 

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D

Dave

I think he's going thru IE to get to Default Programs....
But I have no idea what he means by contact List...



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http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview

"Gary VanderMolen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> Where are you seeing this IE7 Contact List?
> When I go to Tools, Internet Options, Programs, it says nothing
> about a contacts list.
> A Contacts list makes sense for an email program, but not for a browser.
>
> --
> Gary VanderMolen [MS-MVP WLM]
>
>
> "Smirnoff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]

>>I asked this question before but didn't get a reply.
>>
>> As I understand it, WLM has the ability to import contacts from various
>> e-mail accounts and also to add them individually within WLM.
>>
>> When in IE7 and I go into Tools>Internet Options>Programs, why is there
>> only Address Book and Microsoft Office Outlook shown in Contact List?
>>
>> As WLM is an all-in-one-basket kind of program and IE7 is a Windows
>> browser, why is there no option to use WLM Contacts as the default list?
>>
>> In IE7, if I choose File>Send...Page by e-mail, it opens up WLM anyway.
>>
>> What actually is the IE7 Contact List setting used for?
 

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P

Peter.R

See attached screenshot of IE7 'Internet programs' options.
--
Cheers,
Peter
(Windows XP Pro SP2 with Windows Live Mail 12.0.1606)
"There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Shakespeare
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"Dave" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:#[email protected]


> I think he's going thru IE to get to Default Programs....
> But I have no idea what he means by contact List...
> --
> http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
> ----------------
> "Gary VanderMolen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]


>> Where are you seeing this IE7 Contact List?
>> When I go to Tools, Internet Options, Programs, it says nothing
>> about a contacts list.
>> A Contacts list makes sense for an email program, but not for a browser.
>>
>> --
>> Gary VanderMolen [MS-MVP WLM]
>>-----------------
>> "Smirnoff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]


>>>I asked this question before but didn't get a reply.
>>>
>>> As I understand it, WLM has the ability to import contacts from various
>>> e-mail accounts and also to add them individually within WLM.
>>>
>>> When in IE7 and I go into Tools>Internet Options>Programs, why is there
>>> only Address Book and Microsoft Office Outlook shown in Contact List?
>>>
>>> As WLM is an all-in-one-basket kind of program and IE7 is a Windows
>>> browser, why is there no option to use WLM Contacts as the default list?
>>>
>>> In IE7, if I choose File>Send...Page by e-mail, it opens up WLM anyway.
>>>
>>> What actually is the IE7 Contact List setting used for?
 

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D

Dave

Ahh, XP..... In Vista, it looks very different. The Internet Programs takes
you to set your Default programs.


--
http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview

"Peter.R" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:#[email protected]

> See attached screenshot of IE7 'Internet programs' options.
> --
> Cheers,
> Peter
> (Windows XP Pro SP2 with Windows Live Mail 12.0.1606)
> "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in
> your philosophy." - Shakespeare
> ---------------
> "Dave" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:#[email protected]
>

>> I think he's going thru IE to get to Default Programs....
>> But I have no idea what he means by contact List...
>> --
>> http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
>> ----------------
>> "Gary VanderMolen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>

>>> Where are you seeing this IE7 Contact List?
>>> When I go to Tools, Internet Options, Programs, it says nothing
>>> about a contacts list.
>>> A Contacts list makes sense for an email program, but not for a browser.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Gary VanderMolen [MS-MVP WLM]
>>>-----------------
>>> "Smirnoff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> news:[email protected]
>

>>>>I asked this question before but didn't get a reply.
>>>>
>>>> As I understand it, WLM has the ability to import contacts from various
>>>> e-mail accounts and also to add them individually within WLM.
>>>>
>>>> When in IE7 and I go into Tools>Internet Options>Programs, why is there
>>>> only Address Book and Microsoft Office Outlook shown in Contact List?
>>>>
>>>> As WLM is an all-in-one-basket kind of program and IE7 is a Windows
>>>> browser, why is there no option to use WLM Contacts as the default
>>>> list?
>>>>
>>>> In IE7, if I choose File>Send...Page by e-mail, it opens up WLM anyway.
>>>>
>>>> What actually is the IE7 Contact List setting used for?
 

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M

_mikebs

We still don't know what the purpose of the Contact List is!
--
Mike BS - Windows XP Pro 5.1.2600.2180 SP2_rtm.040803-2158 - IE:
7.0.5730.11 - WLM 12.0.1606.1023
_____

"Dave" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> Ahh, XP..... In Vista, it looks very different. The Internet Programs
> takes you to set your Default programs.
>
>
> --
> http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
>
> "Peter.R" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:#[email protected]

>> See attached screenshot of IE7 'Internet programs' options.
>> --
>> Cheers,
>> Peter
>> (Windows XP Pro SP2 with Windows Live Mail 12.0.1606)
>> "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of
>> in your philosophy." - Shakespeare
>> ---------------
>> "Dave" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:#[email protected]
>>

>>> I think he's going thru IE to get to Default Programs....
>>> But I have no idea what he means by contact List...
>>> --
>>> http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
>>> ----------------
>>> "Gary VanderMolen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> news:[email protected]
>>

>>>> Where are you seeing this IE7 Contact List?
>>>> When I go to Tools, Internet Options, Programs, it says nothing
>>>> about a contacts list.
>>>> A Contacts list makes sense for an email program, but not for a
>>>> browser.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Gary VanderMolen [MS-MVP WLM]
>>>>-----------------
>>>> "Smirnoff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>>> news:[email protected]
>>

>>>>>I asked this question before but didn't get a reply.
>>>>>
>>>>> As I understand it, WLM has the ability to import contacts from
>>>>> various
>>>>> e-mail accounts and also to add them individually within WLM.
>>>>>
>>>>> When in IE7 and I go into Tools>Internet Options>Programs, why is
>>>>> there
>>>>> only Address Book and Microsoft Office Outlook shown in Contact List?
>>>>>
>>>>> As WLM is an all-in-one-basket kind of program and IE7 is a Windows
>>>>> browser, why is there no option to use WLM Contacts as the default
>>>>> list?
>>>>>
>>>>> In IE7, if I choose File>Send...Page by e-mail, it opens up WLM
>>>>> anyway.
>>>>>
>>>>> What actually is the IE7 Contact List setting used for?
>
 

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Gary VanderMolen

That clears up the mystery. I don't have any XP machines around
anymore.

--
Gary VanderMolen [MS-MVP WLM]


"Dave" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]

> Ahh, XP..... In Vista, it looks very different. The Internet Programs takes
> you to set your Default programs.
>
>
> --
> http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
>
> "Peter.R" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:#[email protected]

>> See attached screenshot of IE7 'Internet programs' options.
>> --
>> Cheers,
>> Peter
>> (Windows XP Pro SP2 with Windows Live Mail 12.0.1606)
>> "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in
>> your philosophy." - Shakespeare
>> ---------------
>> "Dave" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:#[email protected]
>>

>>> I think he's going thru IE to get to Default Programs....
>>> But I have no idea what he means by contact List...
>>> --
>>> http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
>>> ----------------
>>> "Gary VanderMolen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> news:[email protected]
>>

>>>> Where are you seeing this IE7 Contact List?
>>>> When I go to Tools, Internet Options, Programs, it says nothing
>>>> about a contacts list.
>>>> A Contacts list makes sense for an email program, but not for a browser.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Gary VanderMolen [MS-MVP WLM]
>>>>-----------------
>>>> "Smirnoff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>>> news:[email protected]
>>

>>>>>I asked this question before but didn't get a reply.
>>>>>
>>>>> As I understand it, WLM has the ability to import contacts from various
>>>>> e-mail accounts and also to add them individually within WLM.
>>>>>
>>>>> When in IE7 and I go into Tools>Internet Options>Programs, why is there
>>>>> only Address Book and Microsoft Office Outlook shown in Contact List?
>>>>>
>>>>> As WLM is an all-in-one-basket kind of program and IE7 is a Windows
>>>>> browser, why is there no option to use WLM Contacts as the default
>>>>> list?
>>>>>
>>>>> In IE7, if I choose File>Send...Page by e-mail, it opens up WLM anyway.
>>>>>
>>>>> What actually is the IE7 Contact List setting used for?
>
 

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P

Peter.R

I just discovered that WLMail *is* set as the default for 'Contacts'. In the registry, the 'Default' value is 'Windows Live Mail' at the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Contacts
However, that name is not displayed in IE7 because the 'Default' value is not set at the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Contacts\Windows Live Mail
Thus, to have 'Windows Live Mail' displayed in the 'Internet programs' options (in XP), change the latter default value (after backing it up) to 'Windows Live Mail' (see attached screenshots).
--
Cheers,
Peter
(Windows XP Pro SP2 with Windows Live Mail 12.0.1606)
"There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Shakespeare
---------------
"Smirnoff" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]


> I asked this question before but didn't get a reply.
>
> As I understand it, WLM has the ability to import contacts from various
> e-mail accounts and also to add them individually within WLM.
>
> When in IE7 and I go into Tools>Internet Options>Programs, why is there
> only Address Book and Microsoft Office Outlook shown in Contact List?
>
> As WLM is an all-in-one-basket kind of program and IE7 is a Windows
> browser, why is there no option to use WLM Contacts as the default list?
>
> In IE7, if I choose File>Send...Page by e-mail, it opens up WLM anyway.
>
> What actually is the IE7 Contact List setting used for?
 

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S

Smirnoff

Thanks, I missed earlier posts and realise now I should have stated I
was running XP.

It was more out of curiosity than anything else.

I also notice from your screenshots that the Calendar option has been
changed to WLM (Calendar?).

Not too sure I want to mess with the registry (and would not know how to
change the default value), so as WLM is (in effect) the default anyway,
I'll leave well alone.

Thanks again.


"Peter.R" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> I just discovered that WLMail *is* set as the default for
> 'Contacts'. In the registry, the 'Default' value is 'Windows Live
> Mail' at the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Contacts
> However, that name is not displayed in IE7 because the 'Default'
> value is not set at the key:
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Contacts\Windows Live Mail
> Thus, to have 'Windows Live Mail' displayed in the 'Internet
> programs' options (in XP), change the latter default value (after
> backing it up) to 'Windows Live Mail' (see attached screenshots).
> --
> Cheers,
> Peter
> (Windows XP Pro SP2 with Windows Live Mail 12.0.1606)
> "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt
> of in your philosophy." - Shakespeare
> ---------------
> "Smirnoff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>

>> I asked this question before but didn't get a reply.
>>
>> As I understand it, WLM has the ability to import contacts from
>> various
>> e-mail accounts and also to add them individually within WLM.
>>
>> When in IE7 and I go into Tools>Internet Options>Programs, why is
>> there
>> only Address Book and Microsoft Office Outlook shown in Contact List?
>>
>> As WLM is an all-in-one-basket kind of program and IE7 is a Windows
>> browser, why is there no option to use WLM Contacts as the default
>> list?
>>
>> In IE7, if I choose File>Send...Page by e-mail, it opens up WLM
>> anyway.
>>
>> What actually is the IE7 Contact List setting used for?
 

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Peter.R

Yeah, I just changed the Calendar to 'Windows Live Calendar' for effect. It is just a label really, and doesn't do anything, since I have no buttons anywhere that will open my 'default' calendar.
Double clicking the value 'Default' opens a dialog box with field in it where you type the 'Windows Live Mail'
It is wise however, to be very cautious of changing anything in the registry.
--
Cheers,
Peter
(Windows XP Pro SP2 with Windows Live Mail 12.0.1606)
"There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Shakespeare
---------------
"Smirnoff" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]


> Thanks, I missed earlier posts and realise now I should have stated I
> was running XP.
>
> It was more out of curiosity than anything else.
>
> I also notice from your screenshots that the Calendar option has been
> changed to WLM (Calendar?).
>
> Not too sure I want to mess with the registry (and would not know how to
> change the default value), so as WLM is (in effect) the default anyway,
> I'll leave well alone.
>
> Thanks again.
> ---------------
> "Peter.R" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]


>> I just discovered that WLMail *is* set as the default for
>> 'Contacts'. In the registry, the 'Default' value is 'Windows Live
>> Mail' at the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Contacts
>> However, that name is not displayed in IE7 because the 'Default'
>> value is not set at the key:
>> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Contacts\Windows Live Mail
>> Thus, to have 'Windows Live Mail' displayed in the 'Internet
>> programs' options (in XP), change the latter default value (after
>> backing it up) to 'Windows Live Mail' (see attached screenshots).
>> --
>> Cheers,
>> Peter
>> (Windows XP Pro SP2 with Windows Live Mail 12.0.1606)
>> "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt
>> of in your philosophy." - Shakespeare
>> ---------------
>> "Smirnoff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>

>>> I asked this question before but didn't get a reply.
>>>
>>> As I understand it, WLM has the ability to import contacts from
>>> various
>>> e-mail accounts and also to add them individually within WLM.
>>>
>>> When in IE7 and I go into Tools>Internet Options>Programs, why is
>>> there
>>> only Address Book and Microsoft Office Outlook shown in Contact List?
>>>
>>> As WLM is an all-in-one-basket kind of program and IE7 is a Windows
>>> browser, why is there no option to use WLM Contacts as the default
>>> list?
>>>
>>> In IE7, if I choose File>Send...Page by e-mail, it opens up WLM
>>> anyway.
>>>
>>> What actually is the IE7 Contact List setting used for?
 

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