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How to: Return the Windows Live Messenger Icon to Notification Area In Windows 7

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  • Started 4 years ago by JHubbard92
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JHubbard92
JHubbard92
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Any users of Windows Live Messenger and Windows 7 may notice that the Windows Live Messenger notification icon is not longer there, instead the main button in the taskbar is all there is. Annoyingly, when moving your mouse over the taskbar button you get two thumbnails which are not needed (Image Below)...

I personally think it is a pain, esecially when you have multiple chat windows open. To get back the good old classic style with the main window represented in the system tray, simply do this...

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1. First of all, close Windows Live Messenger completely.

2. Next, locate the shortcut that you use to access Windows Live Messenger from, right click and select properties.

3. Click the compatability tab.

4. Tick the checkbox "Run this program in compatibility mode" and from the drop downlist select Windows Vista, Windows Vista SP1, Windows Vista SP2. (See Image below)

5. Click [Ok] and that is all, enjoy the classic look! (See Image below)

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Hope this helps someone.

Jordan

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SarahJames
SarahJames
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That's great, Jordan! Thanks :)

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JHubbard92
JHubbard92
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Thank you, Did you have the same problem then? :-)

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SarahJames
SarahJames
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Not yet :)
Still haven't installed 7 as my definite system.
And still have doubts I ever will ...

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LH
LH
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That's women for you !!! :)

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JHubbard92
JHubbard92
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Be brave, we will all hold your hand ;D

@LH LOL ;P

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SarahJames
SarahJames
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Think I have cleared the Phenomenon, so my machine is running smoother than it has ever done.
And then I have to go and start all over with a new system???

...
but I know myself - I will eventually upgrade to 7. Simply because it will give me a new challenge LOL.
But it is crazy busy here, so I'll have to wait a while longer (read Christmas or Summerholiday).

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