Messenger on Windows 7

This has bugged me for a while on Windows 7 and though Tim posted the answer a while ago in his bumper list of Windows 7 tips, I missed it until the Liveside guys pointed me to it.

Basically, Windows Live Messenger get a little freaked out by jump lists in Windows 7 so you end up with two Messenger icons. For me, the old icon in the system tray is better til they fix that and Tim found a simple way to make this happen.

Windows Live Messenger appears by default on the taskbar. 
….close Windows Live Messenger, edit the shortcut properties and set the application to run in Windows Vista compatibility mode. Bingo!

Nice πŸ™‚

Comments (4)

  1. John Watkins says:

    thanks Steve, been wondering how to fix that for several weeks now!!

  2. Pareen Daya says:

    Thanks Steve, that was bugging me too!

    Now if there could be a solution for re-instating the windows media player toolbar! πŸ™‚

  3. Hi! I have problem with log in yahoo messenger to windows 7. What I must to do??? Help plais

  4. stevecla01 says:

    visileac, perhaps start with Yahoo but pls remember Windows 7 is beta too πŸ™‚

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