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MSN Messenger Tabs- Gone?

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    Michael Griffiths

    So I open up MSN Messenger today, to see something startling. It's a much cleaner interface!

    Namely, all the tabs are gone.

    I run to check if they're still there...

    ...to find they're not:



    Is this just me, or what? Not that I mind....

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    ZippyV

    Even no .NET alerts?

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    W3bbo

    Amazing... Microsoft has *finally* adopted a tabless control-panel HCI paradigm. (Where you've got a list on the side rather than tabs)

    Now just introduce this into MMC and Office Word.... Smiley

    In other news:

    I think it's just a problem with MSN Messenger not being able to poll the tabserver in your region... MSN couldn't afford to remove the tabs, a substantial amount of advertisement revenue comes from those things.

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    Manip

    I use a patcher to remove the ads, tabs and search button (make them 0 size).

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    footballism

    Manip wrote:
    I use a patcher to remove the ads, tabs and search button (make them 0 size).


    what kinda patcher?pls give me a download link here.

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    Manip

    http://www.thelostsite.co.uk/patch!700332(www.mess.be).zip">http://www.thelostsite.co.uk/patch!700332(www.mess.be).zip

    I didn't write it, but it does what it says on the
    "box".

    I did a binary diff on the MSN Msg binary after the
    patcher had its go and nothing "bad" happened to it,
    so I treat it as a safe thing to use.

    It works fine on the current 7.0 release (final) but
    gives a single warning... Still patches perfectly.

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    SorinD

    ZippyV wrote:
    Even no .NET alerts?


    The alerts are now shown as a line above all contacts in the main Contacts tab, when they are available for you.

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    Simo

    Easy way to get rid of tabs:

    Tools -> Options -> Security -> Check 'This is a shared computer so don't display my tabs'

    Course, check box should be re-named 'This is a computer used by somebody who finds Messenger tabs

    excruciatingly annoying'. But it works all the same.

    I used to have the registry key to switch off the adrotator somewhere... think i've lost it.

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    W3bbo

    Simo wrote:
    Easy way to get rid of tabs:

    Tools -> Options -> Security -> Check 'This is a shared computer so don't display my tabs'


    AFAIK that option doesn't exist in MSN Messenger 6.2 or above, since the tabs are now nothing more than advertising than any real personalised service like they planned to be.

    ...Then marketing got in on the scene

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    Manip

    It most certainly does exist in 7.0 final and in 6.2.

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    W3bbo

    Manip wrote:
    It most certainly does exist in 7.0 final and in 6.2.


    I don't recall being able to see it in the 7.0 Beta.

    But since this is the final, I suppose they've put it back in.

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    shreyasonli​ne

    Shmuelpro wrote:
    how do i post a picture?

    Upload it on your website, paste the url in IE address and load the image, right click and copy the image and paste it in the Channel 9 editor Textbox.

    Shreyas Zare

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    W3bbo

    Shmuelpro wrote:
    how do i post a picture?


    Go to the reply screen, click on the "html" button at the bottom, and type:

    <img src="<<Absolute URI to image here>>" alt="<<Description of image here>>" />

    You'll need to upload it somewhere first, of course. There's always Photobucket and ImageShack.

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    lars

    ZippyV wrote:
    Even no .NET alerts?


    What are these good for anyway? Is there a way for someone to, say, publish alerts telling that they've updated their blog? Or is that something you have to pay a lot of money to do? When I look at the alerts I can subscribe to it just looks like yet another way for Companies to "offer" their products and services.

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    Michael Griffiths

    lars wrote:
    ZippyV wrote: Even no .NET alerts?


    What are these good for anyway? Is there a way for someone to, say, publish alerts telling that they've updated their blog? Or is that something you have to pay a lot of money to do? When I look at the alerts I can subscribe to it just looks like yet another way for Companies to "offer" their products and services.


    Yes. No. No.

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    lars

    Michael Griffiths wrote:
    Yes. No. No.


    Okay, perhaps you could elaborate a bit on that?

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