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Windows 7: Windows Messenger pops up when I minimize another......

16 Apr 2009   #1

Vista Ultimate x64, Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 
Windows Messenger pops up when I minimize another......

I'm using Firefox and whenever I minimize Windows Live Messenger pops up. Is there a way to stop this because it gets ****ing annoying as hell to have to minimize Messenger as well. This happens with almost any program that is running in the background whenever I minimize another program in the foreground.


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16 Apr 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Right click on messenger and run it in Vista compatibility mode.
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16 Apr 2009   #3

Vista Ultimate x64, Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

Thanks for that.
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16 Apr 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Don't know if anyone else has this problem, if I have Firefox open and have it minimised and then go into customise and change something, as soon as I hit OK Firefox pops up again, anyone else had this problem, I've had it with every build so far.
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16 Apr 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

you mean if you change a theme or something? yeah, it's always done that with me too. like it executes the theme change and launches FF.
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16 Apr 2009   #6

Windows 7 Build 7229 x64
 
 

Seems like this might be related to Firefox then.

I wouldn't know, I've only been using Chrome and on a rare occasion, IE8.
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18 Apr 2009   #7

Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

yes it happens to me also.
both the messenger thing and the themes lol it can drive you crazy.

thank you so much about the solution!
it also solved another "problem" that messenger window is pinned to the taskbar.

thank you!
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18 Apr 2009   #8

 

The solution for Vista compatibility solves a number of issues with WLM, but the main reason it pops back up is b/c it was not minimized to the system tray....and thus is not *really* in a minimized state at all, and thus it acts like WMC - if you open another app after WMC, then close that app, if WMC was the last app selected it gets selected again - locking the mouse to WMC again, as well.
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19 Apr 2009   #9

windows 7 build 7600
 
 

Why can't i start my Messenger when i run it in compatibility mode?

,Wiisper
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19 Apr 2009   #10

 

Which compatibility mode did you pick?
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