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Windows Live, go kill yourself...
nimbledude  posted on Jul 24, 2010 7:16:49 AM - Report post

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So I just purchased Windows 7 ultimate after a while of saving. I'm like 'OMG OMG OMG, THIS KICKS BUTT, I NEED TO TELL MY FRIENDS'.

I make my way to the Windows website and download Live messenger, install it and reboot my computer. On startup, Windows Live Messenger appeared and I logged in, told my friends about how cool it was and got numerous responses of 'Oh, okay' before they went back to the box social or whatever the hell it is kids do these days...

Then I try to set up my Windows Media Player plugin. I open the program and the box shows on the taskbar, but nothing in the foreground. I then click the box... nothing. So I move the Windows Live Messenger program outta the way...

It has penultimate screen priority when maximised. It overrides the taskbar even, I can move it anywhere and it will get in the way. The only current cure that I have found for this is to minimise it, but it'd be a pain in the having to do that every time I want to switch programs.

I've searched across the 'Properties' section of the program and there was nothing of interest, I was wondering if any of you guys have a solution. I need it to have normal screen priority like everything else.

It's not the thing that cheeses me off the most though. I think it extracts the urine with the fact that a massive division of a massive company doesn't even have compatibility with their own software. That's like buying a sedan and asking for tires, they give you a box full of lego.

Neo7  posted on Jul 24, 2010 9:47:04 AM - Report post

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Use pidgin
Latiosmaster47  posted on Jul 24, 2010 10:16:07 AM - Report post

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originally posted by Neo7

Use pidgin


I just switched to pidgin when my MSN started being belligerent. It works just as well and I haven't had a single problem with it.

toreador  posted on Jul 24, 2010 2:11:10 PM - Report post

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Run MSN in compatibility mode ->Windows Vista.
RageaholicRick  posted on Jul 25, 2010 11:17:51 PM - Report post

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originally posted by toreador

Run MSN in compatibility mode ->Windows Vista.

That works with windows 7?

Euphoria  posted on Jul 25, 2010 11:40:17 PM - Report post

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Yeah you have to, if you want it work propertly :S

Just go to properties of Live Messenger -> Compatibility -> Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) and it will work fine.

DoctorMozG  posted on Jul 26, 2010 3:18:22 AM - Report post

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I had same problem nice to find out there is a cure for it.
Gonna try the fix out when i come from my country-side house.
nimbledude  posted on Jul 29, 2010 10:14:27 AM - Report post

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Thanks, it solved half of my problem, the excess program icons on the taskbar have disappeared, something I didn't mention...but nevertheless, it still has screen priority over everything. If no-one knows how to best this, I'll start using Pidgin.


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