Set Gaim as Default messaging program

  CLONNEN 17:11 22 May 2007
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My brother is trying to change from MSN Messenger the default instant chat program on his computer to Gaim Portable. How do we set Gaim to be the default program used in future?

  Technotiger 17:14 22 May 2007

Hi, this should answer any questions you have re Gaim Portable ..

click here

  Technotiger 17:17 22 May 2007

Though a much better chat program with video is Skype click here

  Technotiger 17:17 22 May 2007

Ooops, of course Skype is NOT Portable!

  CLONNEN 17:20 22 May 2007

Keeps taking me to Pidgin which is a newer version of Gaim - they don't give documentation for Gaim on there any more.

How do I set it as Default program? Surely someone must know.

  Technotiger 17:24 22 May 2007

This is from the Gaim link I gave you earlier ...

click here

  CLONNEN 19:00 22 May 2007

Yes the support link on that page takes me to Pidgin

  Technotiger 19:17 22 May 2007

You are supposed to click on each of the links in red print, as below - you will then see full instructions.

Gaim Portable-Specific Issues

* Installing Gaim Portable
* Using Gaim Portable
* Upgrading Gaim Portable
* Copying You Local Gaim Settings to Gaim Portable
* Setting Gaim Portable to Use a Specific Language
* Running From CD (Gaim Portable Live)
* Installing the Off The Record Encryption Plugin
* Known Issues
* Modifications - A list of the modifications made to Gaim in this package
* Version History

and also ...

Gaim Portable-Specific Issues

* Installing Gaim Portable
* Using Gaim Portable
* Upgrading Gaim Portable
* Copying You Local Gaim Settings to Gaim Portable
* Setting Gaim Portable to Use a Specific Language
* Running From CD (Gaim Portable Live)
* Installing the Off The Record Encryption Plugin
* Known Issues
* Modifications - A list of the modifications made to Gaim in this package
* Version History

  Technotiger 19:19 22 May 2007

That second one above should have been ...


and also ...

General Gaim Issues

* Gaim Frequently Asked Questions
* Keyboard Shortcuts
* Gaim Documentation
* Gaim Forum


I did not mean to duplicate the details.

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