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Prevent taskbar from popping up?

By EStreetJerseyGirl ·
On Windows XP, is there any way, if the taskbar is on Auto-Hide, to prevent it from popping up every time an Instant Message is received? I use MSN Messenger, and every time I get an IM, the taskbar pops up if the message window is minimized.

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by dmiles In reply to Prevent taskbar from popp ...

Open WM (double-click the Notification Area icon or launch it from your Start Menu),click on Tools menu,choose Options and choose the Preferences tab.Deselect the checkboxes next to Run This Program when Windows Starts and Allow This Program to Run in the Background.
You can launch WM from your Start Menu
When you close the Notification Area icon and choose Exit from the Application(simply clicking the X,will only minimizes it.
Hope this Helps

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by EStreetJerseyGirl In reply to Prevent taskbar from popp ...

Well, first off, I'm referring to MSN Messenger, not Windows Messenger (not sure if they're the same thing or not) ... secondly, I wasn't asking how to get the program to shut down when you close the window, which is what you described. I want to be able to either minimize or close the conversation window (keeping the program itself running), but when someone sends me an IM, I don't want the conversation window or the taskbar to pop up.

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by 1stladytech In reply to Prevent taskbar from popp ...

Go into Windows (MSN) Messenger, click on Tools, the Options, Preferences, and then uncheck the boxes for notification, apply and close.

Hope this helps,

Vickie

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by EStreetJerseyGirl In reply to

Thanks; that worked!!

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