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0answers
439 views

Is it possible to merge Skype and Windows Live contacts?

I have both Skype and Windows Live Messenger accounts. Then, Microsoft told me to merge, so I did and only use Skype for both. I also have contacts on both lists, and they now show up twice; one ...
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1answer
110 views

Unwanted Instant Messgae Pop Up on Messenger

I have noticed that whenever I install Windows Live Essentials (only Messenger and Mail), I randomly get a pop up window from Messenger to Send and Instant Message. I have not asked to send a ...
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1answer
3k views

Lightweight, user-friendly Multi-IM / MSN alternatives for Windows?

A friend of mine dislikes how clunky/bloated the Windows Live Messenger/MSN Messenger client is - pretty much stopped going on MSN because of it. I want to offer him an alternative client that can log ...
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How can I install Windows Live Essentials 2011 from behind a proxy?

I need to install Windows Live Essentials on Windows 7 64-bit. I'm behind the company proxy but in Internet Options everything is set up to work with the proxy. When I start the setup file: ...
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1answer
75 views

Stop Live Messenger From Syncing Window Status Between Computers

Okay, so a minor annoyance has started to become a really bad annoyance lately. If I have WLM (v 15.4 right now) open on multiple computers (or on my phone, through Trillian), and close a conversation ...
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1answer
4k views

Unable to contact MSN contact for IM from Lync

My corporate IT department has mandated a change to Microsoft's Lync for instant messaging, among other purposes. I installed it and launched; it automatically found the server it needed, since my ...
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1answer
2k views

Hotmail - appear offline? [closed]

When I am browsing my emails on Hotmail other people see that I'm online and send me IMs which appear in the corner of my screen, which bother me sometimes. How can I appear "offline" to other users? ...
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1answer
143 views

What format/codec is used by Windows Live (MSN) Messenger's voice clips?

What format/codec is used by Windows Live Messenger/MSN Messenger's voice clips? VLC doesn't recognize them, I'm trying to get them to play on my Mac.
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2answers
536 views

What IM clients for Mac or iOS support multiple points of presence for MSN/Windows Live Messenger?

I usually use Adium on OSX and Trillian on my iPhone, but most of my friends use MSN/WLM. Neither of these programs support multiple points of presence, so I can only log in to WLM from one location ...
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2answers
434 views

Is there something similar to msn messenger but with a running feed beside it, showing group updates? [closed]

My company uses msn messenger constantly, but there are certain broadcast messages we would like to make, that could be viewed similar to a twitter feed. Is there a simple (or my jaded coworkers won't ...
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2answers
572 views

Stable MSN messenger for mac?

I use Adium in my mac as a client for MSN messenger. (I have also tried the "official" live messenger for mac for a while but it had even worse issues than what I am experiencing with Adium). ...
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2answers
309 views

Windows Live Messenger for Mac?

I have a friend who uses a Mac, and was wondering if there is a version of Windows Live Messenger for Mac? Or something comparable that uses/takes advantage of the Windows LIVE ID? I'm interested in ...
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2answers
2k views

Can I Supress the Windows Live Messenger Taskbar “Flashing”?

Is it possible, using a registry hack or some other method, to supress the taskbar "flashing" when someone sends me an instant message?
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3answers
790 views

Messenger thinks my IP is invalid

I am using Windows Live Messenger 2009 on Windows 7. I am using a 3G modem (ZTE Propietary USB Modem) I connect to the Internet using a software my ISP provided me. In last three days, my Messenger ...
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3answers
2k views

Why doesn't Windows Live Messenger work on Google Chrome?

If Google chat can be integrated over http:80 seamlessly in the gmail interface in Chrome, why can't Messenger? Is it a play on Microsoft's part to prevent novice users from moving away from IE?
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2answers
1k views

Windows Live Messenger replacement

I really do not like the Windows Live Messenger interface, and every time they revise it, it gets even worse. I want to use a replacement, ... but I don't want to lose the message history. My ...
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3answers
2k views

Why Windows Live Messenger on Win 7 doesn't pop up the window with the new message, but “let me choose”?

On Windows 7, when clicking on the small icon on the task bar, it is nice to pop up a few small windows and let me choose which one to use. But, with Windows Live Messenger, when I have several chat ...
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2answers
699 views

Windows Live Messenger losing messages?

We recently upgraded to Live Messenger 2009 (build 14.0.8089.726) and users have started losing messages. The sending user does not get an error message and the receiving user receives nothing at ...
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1answer
5k views

bypass messenger must install a new version (forced upgrade)

Is there anyway to keep my old (version 8.5) messenger ? For some reason it doesn't let me log in and want to force an upgrade (I really don't like the new versions)
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1answer
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Pidgin says “Unable to add user: Unknown error (204)” on login to MSN

I have Pidgin 6.5.5 for Ubuntu 9.04. Whenever I login to my MSN account, I get this error: "Unable to add user: Unknown error (204)" on login to MSN Which shows up in the debug log as: (18:22:45) ...
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5answers
3k views

msn live messenger replacement client for Windows? [closed]

Possible Duplicate: Available IM Clients for Windows I don't like the msn live messenger client very much, and I'm looking for a replacement, which should : not be an online site because I ...
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3answers
2k views

Problems logging in to MSN on Mac OS X

I recently have problems when trying to log in to my MSN account from OS X Leopard. I tried to add my account to Adium, where it worked the 1st time and then on the following boots it just keeps ...
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3answers
228 views

OSX .NET Messenger Service client with support for offline messages and file transfers

Some of my friends use MSN Messenger or Windows Live Messenger. Now I am aware of a variety of clients for OSX but I haven't been able to find one with the following abilities: accept / receive file ...
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7answers
195 views

Why would somebody who only uses msn messegner switch to something like adium?

People are always hounding about how everybody should use Pidgin or Adium or messenger-of-the-week 'x'. But why? For users who only use one or two services, is there any reason to switch?