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Change where Messenger appears

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Now that the new Windows 7 RC is out, I think I should write some blog posts on it. One of the more annoying features of Windows Live Messenger + Windows 7 is that Messenger no longer docks in the system tray where it’s supposed to be.
No Messenger!

Instead, it puts itself where all of the other icons are, making the taskbar look more cluttered. Here’s how to fix that.
Doesn’t that look a little cluttered and confusing?

First, before you do anything, close down Messenger by mouse-ing over the Messenger icon and pushing the redimagebutton.

Then, open the start menu and type in “Windows Live Messenger”, then right-click on “Windows Live Messenger”, and click “Properties”.

In the window that pops up, click “Compatibility”, check “Run the program in compatibility mode for:”, click the drop-down box, then click “Windows Vista”. Now you can click “OK”.

Now start Windows Live Messenger by clicking the “Start Orb” then type in “Windows Live Messenger”. Click “Windows Live Messenger”.

Now you can say good-bye to the taskbar icon! The icon is back in the system tray where it should be.

P.S. This technique can also

be used for Windows Live Mail and other applications that used to have their icons appear in the system tray.


Written by Andreas J.

May 6, 2009 at 6:49 pm

Posted in Messenger, Windows Live

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  1. thank you so much its annoying in the taskbar and i keep on closing messenger down all together thnak you

    daniel horner

    July 30, 2009 at 11:24 am

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