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  1. deaddrop

    deaddrop Thread Starter

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    I don`t want windows messenger to start when i open my outlook express or when i log into the net.I just want it open manually not automatically.How can i set it not to start?
     
  2. muppy03

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    Open messenger, select tools the options. Click on the general tab on left hand side.

    Uncheck - allow automatic sign in when connecting to internet
    Uncheck - automatically run messenger when I log into windows

    Click apply then ok
     
  3. deaddrop

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    thanks muppy03...but i don`t see a general tab...i`m using xp...i saw something like this on the "preferences"....a.run windows messenger when windows start,and this was uncheck already
    b.allow windows messenger to run in the background,which was checked.
    so what`s your opinion there?...any help would be greatly appreciated. george
     
  4. muppy03

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    sorry george the 'general' tab is on windows live. i thought you meant that one. Try unchecking the 'run in background option' and of course make sure the run when windows start is unchecked. You can right click the lil man on your task bar and select exit.

    See if that helps
     
  5. deaddrop

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    oh i did what you have told me...but it still starts whenever i open outlook express or internet explorer...is there any other settings that i forget?....hope to hear from you soon.george
     
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    open outlook express
    >tools
    >options
    >choose the general tab
    >under general take the check out of the box beside "automatically log onto windows messenger"
     
  7. deaddrop

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    Oh now it`s ok....thanks to you both Muppy03 and DarqueMist.....Regards and Thank you so much..george
     
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