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Windows 7: LIVE Messenger Minimized To Taskbar

27 Mar 2010   #1
Auld Bint

Window 7
 
 
LIVE Messenger Minimized To Taskbar

Hi,

On minimising the LIVE Messenger application it minimises to the lower left part of the Taskbar on my Win7 PC. On my old WinXP machine it would minimise to the lower right hand corner of the screen (System Tray ?)

Is there a way to get the LIVE Messenger program to minimise to the lower right corner of the screen where Volume Control , Anti Virus, and Win7 Notofications programs are minimised ?



Thx
Auld Bint


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27 Mar 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Type notificatiion in search. Then check the icons that you want to appear in the lower right (notification area)
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27 Mar 2010   #3
Auld Bint

Window 7
 
 

richc46,

I have the setting that all notifications are visible, however, the LIVE Messenger program is not on the list ?


Thx
Auld Bint
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27 Mar 2010   #4
motc7

 
 

Do you have it pinned to the taskbar? Right click on where it's minimized on the left and see if you have an option to unpin.
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27 Mar 2010   #5
ukgovsucks

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Find the link to Messenger in your Start Menu. Right click on it and select Properties. Then change the Compatibility mode to Vista. Apply and OK it. Now exit Messenger completely and then run it again. Now you will find that clicking on Close etc will minimize it to the right system tray rather than on the bottom.

Hope this helps?
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27 Mar 2010   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Auld Bint,

This can help how you how to have Window Live Messenger in the notification area.

Windows Live Messenger - Taskbar or Notification Icon

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Mar 2010   #7
Auld Bint

Window 7
 
 

Thx Guys,

Brilliant help and so quick.

Now sorted, I used the compatibility mode fix and its back in the right hand corner now.


Rgds
Auld Bint
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27 Mar 2010   #8
ukgovsucks

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Auld Bint View Post
Thx Guys,

Brilliant help and so quick.

Now sorted, I used the compatibility mode fix and its back in the right hand corner now.


Rgds
Auld Bint
Nice one!
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27 Mar 2010   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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