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I've found a setting to do the following:

Show me as "Busy" and block my alerts when I'm running a full-screen program or presentation settings are turned on

I want exactly the same feature, but I want to be shown as "Away", rather than "Busy". Is this possible?

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Click on Tools / Options / Personal. full-screen program or presentation settings are turned on.


change status

Your status is set to busy when your screen saver starts or when the time you set on the Personal tab of the Options dialog box has elapsed.

You cant set as away in full screen

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I can't find the setting you mentioned "Your status is set to Away when your screen saver starts or ...", even though I'm running presentation mode and the full-screen program. Thanks. – Moayad Mardini Nov 10 '09 at 20:18
which version live messenger you are using ? – joe Nov 10 '09 at 20:27
Version 2009 (Build 14.0.8089.726) – Moayad Mardini Nov 10 '09 at 20:28
Sorry it my mistake . you can set as busy .Not Away – joe Nov 10 '09 at 20:39
Thanks anyway :) – Moayad Mardini Nov 10 '09 at 20:47

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