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Messenger ICON won't stay away!

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Bradk, Dec 5, 2001.

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  1. Bradk

    Bradk Thread Starter

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    I'm trying to bring up OUTLOOK EXPRESS without the darn Messenger icon appearing in the SYSTRAY. I have turn it off everywhere and it still likes to come back. ie. TOOLS>MSN MESSENGER. Also this started happening after I downloaded MESSENGER 4.5.
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    First, open MSN messenger, go to tools, options, preferences, there should be a place to uncheck "start every time windows starts" or something similar....

    Then, start, run, msconfig, press ok, go to the start up tab.....uncheck it there.....
     
  3. xfilesgurly

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    Also, in OE go to Tools > Options > General, then uncheck the "Automatically log on to MSN", the icon still shows up (but with an x), but at least you won't be logged on.
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    Good call xfilesgurly, forgot about that last mousetrap..... :D

    BTW, love your kittie!
     
  5. xfilesgurly

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    :D Hello Kitty rocks!:D

    I wonder if there's a way to stop it going in the tray anyway (probably is I'm not not brainy enough to know that) - it's annoying (the previous version which I have on my PC is much more well behaved), you can't even close it if you're on hotmail!
     
  6. Bradk

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    VERY GOOD POINT!!! It's annoying and I want it to go away.
     
  7. ~Candy~

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    Brad, I run it also.....WHEN I want to......just follow the postings and disable it where we've indicated.....and when you want it to run, just double click on the icon or start it from the programs menu......I am running it now.....when I close it and restart my computer.....it DOES NOT start......and when I start OUTLOOK EXPRESS it DOES NOT start......It's my choice to start it......check those settings.
     
  8. xfilesgurly

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    Why do Microsoft think I want to talk to people *all* the time?!
     
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