The ‘Instant messaging’ Archives
Posted February 15, 2013 by

Yahoo Incompatibility When Upgrading to Skype from WLM

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Due to previous agreements between Microsoft and Yahoo, users of Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo Messenger have been able to communicate for a long time. However, as Microsoft forces people to use Skype instead, it is unclear if the two networks will continue to cooperate with each other.

Posted May 2, 2012 by

Skype: Backup and Restore Your Contacts

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Since your Contacts play in important role in the functionality of Skype, it only makes sense to back up this vital inforamation. That way, if disaster strikes, you simply restore the contacts and you’re off and going again.

Posted March 7, 2011 by

Skype for Windows: Disallow Usage of Your Information for Third Party Ads

By default, Skype allows the usage of “non-personally identifiable information” about you when serving third party ads. If you are uncomfortable with this do to privacy concerns, you can change the default setting to disallow this.

Posted October 22, 2010 by

Windows Live Messenger 2011: How to Prevent Ads from Displaying

If you are tired of having to see the ads that appear at the bottom of Live Messenger’s window, you can prevent these ads from appearing without having to touch your registry or install any other software.

Posted October 6, 2010 by

Windows Live Messenger 2011: How to Disable Notifications

Sometimes the notifications from Windows Live Messenger can becom overwhelming, especially if you use it for chatting with your Facebook friends. Each time a friend signs in, you will be notified. You can disable some or all notifications and stop the interuptions.

Posted August 15, 2010 by

Trillian 5.0: Prevent from Starting When Windows Starts

Trillian is a multi-chat client that allows you to be logged into multiple networks at the same time. By default, Trillian starts when Windows does. To stop this from happening and to speed up your system’s boot up, follow these steps:

Posted August 13, 2010 by

Windows Live Hotmail: How to Disable Messenger Integration

Microsoft has integrated Messenger into the latest version of Hotmail. If you don’t like being interupted by incoming chats while you’re trying to perform your email tasks, you can disable the integration.

Posted April 14, 2009 by

Google Talk: Create Desktop Shortcuts for Contacting Each of Your Friends

Instead of going into Google Talk, hunting for your Friend’s name, and selecting it to begin a chat session, you can create a desktop icon for each Friend that you frequently chat with. Clicking on the desired shortcut will open a chat window with the associated Friend. Saves you some time and let you get right to the chat.

Posted March 20, 2008 by

Digsby: Prevent from Starting When Windows Starts

Digsby is a multiprotocol IM client that also acts as both an email notifier and social networking tool. Since all of this functionality takes up quite a bit of memory, you are wasting resources by leaving it running when you don’t need it. If you took the default settings during the setup, Digsby starts when […]

Posted July 23, 2007 by

Yahoo! Messenger: Prevent from Starting When Windows Starts

By default, the Yahoo! Messenger starts when Windows does. If you don’t use Yahoo! Messenger regularly, you are wasting resources by having it run when you don’t need it. To stop Yahoo! Messenger from starting when Windows does: