Windows Live Messenger issue

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Software' started by EvilSupahFly, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. EvilSupahFly

    EvilSupahFly New Member

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    It's not really a problem, but it IS a little irritating. On XP, when I click the red "X", messenger goes down to the System Tray, but on Windows 7, it stays on the start menu but has no visible window on the desktop. Messenger v2009 build 14.0.8064.206 is installed on both systems, and the settings are identical. I really don't want it taking up space there if I can help it. When the main window is open, there are two on the Start Menu. Is this intentional?
     
  2. willum070

    willum070 New Member

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    You can easily fix this problem by setting Messenger to run in Vista compatibility mode. To do this, close Windows Live Messenger, edit the shortcut properties and set the application to run in Windows Vista compatibility mode.

    I found that tip, and much more, here:
    Tim Sneath : The Bumper List of Windows 7 Secrets

    Hope it helps!
     
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  3. EvilSupahFly

    EvilSupahFly New Member

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    Thanks! That's a BIG help!
     

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