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Yahoo Messenger seems to automatically convert certain sequences of characters into graphical smilies. I think that this is annoying because I frequently try to send and receive lines of code, which get mangled. Is there a way to disable this behavior?

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if you want to disable the emoticons (smileys) you can do so in the Preferences, go to Messages and under Miscellaneous clear the box that enables emoticons.

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It worked! Thank you. I don't know how I missed that after looking so much for this option. – Elias Zamaria Nov 2 '09 at 20:06
truth to be told, i wouldn't have the faintest about Y!M or other messenger clients, i do not use this stuff, praise the mighty powers of a well known internet search engine. :) – Molly7244 Nov 2 '09 at 20:33

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