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Windows 7: Messenger Taskbar Icons

13 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC
Messenger Taskbar Icons

Hi all,

I'm very positive with Windows 7, but have one little issue I still hope to get fixed:

For some odd reason Messenger believes that I need two buttons in the taskbar refering to the very same window. Closing one closes both. I know others have the same problem. How do I tell Messenger to only have one button the taskbar?

Thanks in advance!

- Mark

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13 Jun 2009   #2
John Henry

Win 7 RC 64bit b7229

what do you mean for 2 buttons? I have 1.
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13 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7

Hmmm. Maybe he means these two windows?:

I also like to know if there is possible only have one window?
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13 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Thats a long known "bug". You have to run msn in vista compatibility mode in order to get rid of it. Another bonus of this is that it appears on the systray like it used to.

Windows Live Messenger - Taskbar or Notification Icon
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13 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64

That it normal.. It just shows your account picture to say it's you logged in.. When you click on it, the messenger will open. If you want it to go back to the way it was on Vista & XP, run messenger in compatibility with Windows Vista and it will be back to normal!
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13 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 RC

Putting it to Vista mode worked!

Thanks a lot
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