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MSN keeps appearing in my task bar

Any one found a way to hide the taskbar button of Windows Live Messenger when it is running on Windows 7 ?

It's taking up space I don't want.

Under XP, messenger hid it's button when minimized. Windows 7 always seems to display a button.


Here you'll see a step-by-step guide.

Exit Windows Live Messenger or MSN Messenger completely (Right click on WLM button/icon on Taskbar and select Exit). Go to Start Menu, locate the Windows Live Messenger shortcut. Tip: It’s also possible to deal directly with the actual WLM program, msnmgsr.exe located in %ProgramFiles%\Windows Live\Messenger\ folder.

Right click on the Windows Live Messenger shortcut or executable, and select Properties.

Go to Compatibility tab. Tick the check box for Run this program in compatibility mode for under “Compatibility Mode”, and then select Windows Vista from the drop down list.

Click OK. Run Windows Live Messenger

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    It could be nice if you could paste that answer here in case of a probable link rot. – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Jul 5 '10 at 11:30
  • It's pretty messed up, but it should do the work. Thanks. – Matan Eldan Jul 5 '10 at 11:55

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