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MSN Live messenger discussions thread

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Amp34, 20 Jan 2006.

  1. Amp34


    Joined: 25 Jul 2005

    Posts: 28,867

    Location: Canada

    As the other thread is for people wanting and giving away invites there isn't really anywhere to discuss the new messenger without comments and questions being swamped. This is where this thread comes in.

    Ok well after using it for a couple of days im starting to get used to the new colour scheme and layout which to begin with seemed a bit wierd, but then all new software does. The bits i like are the more vibrant colours and the fact you can actually change these colours as well as remove the surround like WMP10 leaving a nice simple layout, except for the tab buttons at the side which really stick out! The only problems i have with it are the fact the view screen with your contacts seems to be smaller than ever, i think because the surround is so bulky. The other slightly annoying thing is the fact you cant see peoples pictures next to their names unless you hover over them as well as the two colours of green instead of little images showing whether they are online, busy or away.

    anywho, anybody else got any comments and or questions about the new messenger then post them here!
  2. 8 I3ALL


    Joined: 29 Sep 2004

    Posts: 598

    Location: Mildenhall

    Reposted as it got lost in the other thread

    MUSIC MIX in Messenger!


    How To Use It:

    1) Open a conversation window
    2) Hit “activities”
    3) Select the second one down: Music Mix
    4) When the play list opens, add tracks to it and jam away…together!


    Remember – you’re sharing a play list. If you fastforward, skip, or stop a song, your buddy will hear the same thing you do.
    Songs are not actually transferred to your buddy, only a compressed version is temporarily cached on their computer while you mix.
    Playlist file formats are wma, mp3, & wav
    Music Mix holds up to 25 songs at a time, each a max of 20MB in size. You must delete songs to add more
    Album art info is shown at the top of the activity window only in the US, but obscure songs can sometimes show the wrong album art.
    the Search button only shows up for songs added by your buddy, clicking it will take you to an MSN Music search for your song

    Currently only available in the US, France, Germany, Japan, and the UK.
    Requires WMP 10, which is available for Windows XP and up.
    Now available on Windows Live Beta, but VERY SOON MSN Messenger users will see it show up in their activity menu as well, so keep checking it

    taken from Inside Windows Live Messenger blog
  3. DanMc07


    Joined: 6 Oct 2005

    Posts: 4,041

    Im sure the above ^^ used to be in ther previos version of msn for a short period of time :) nice to see its back :)
  4. A[L]C


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,486

    Location: Maidenhead

    How do i change the colour of my contacts from green? Its a minging colour!!! Ive changed the surround colour, but cant work out how I change the rest.

  5. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 66,823

    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

    You pretty much sums up my feelings on the program, the mini thumbnails on the contact list is the major problem for me. I miss it too much to a point I put th old MSN 7.5 back on. Not to mention MSN plus don't work with MSN 8 yet.
  6. derbyjake


    Joined: 8 Nov 2005

    Posts: 425

    Location: Derbyshire UK

    anyone know if co browse is back again ?
  7. A[L]C


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,486

    Location: Maidenhead

    Why cant i send handwriting?

    I always get

    Your ink message could not be delivered to all recipients.

    Any ideas? This is the same whether im sending to any version of mesenger including live.
  8. MikGriff


    Joined: 21 Nov 2002

    Posts: 3,908

    Location: Accrington, Lancashire

    You could use A-Patch.
  9. derbyjake


    Joined: 8 Nov 2005

    Posts: 425

    Location: Derbyshire UK

    handwriting works ok on mine but only tried to one person whos using the beta aswell


    Joined: 19 Jan 2006

    Posts: 3

    Handwriting works even more often than it did on 7.5, for me, infact. Sounds like maybe something got corrupted. One problem that people havent pointed out yet is how some animated emoticons seem to get messed up on 8 for goodness knows what reason.
  11. Kainz


    Joined: 15 Dec 2002

    Posts: 21,974

    Location: In a cowfield, London, UK

    Hope they clean up the UI a bit. The icons suck, UI takes up half the screen too. Not really an MSN fan since I prefer Miranda but I suppose I have to get used to it.
  12. Pickers


    Joined: 16 Jul 2004

    Posts: 3,695

    someone just sent me this link.
    May be able to help with some problems.
  13. serlex

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Jan 2004

    Posts: 1,164

    Location: CORNWALL

    i sometimes recognize people by e-mail address, in 7.5 i could hover a name and e-mail would show, now it doesnt :(
  14. 8 I3ALL


    Joined: 29 Sep 2004

    Posts: 598

    Location: Mildenhall

    ermmmm i think you will find that it does
  15. A2Z


    Joined: 9 May 2005

    Posts: 8,400

    Location: London

    hmm i cant get mine to work...when it starts it just freezes at the login screen...
  16. knowlesy


    Joined: 6 Jan 2006

    Posts: 4,665

    Location: Newcastle

    i must admit i like it but the contat lists seems abit bulky but apart from that and a few image changes it doesnt seem anymore improved.....and for some strange reason my webcam sometimes works with it and sometimes dosnt.... however all in all its a good programme
  17. uchuff

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Jul 2003

    Posts: 2,261

    There's a row of icons under each persons name (in the expanded view) if you hover over the one on the left that looks like an msn guy you can see their email addy in a tool tip, alternatively right click > send other and the email is shown at the top there.
  18. Joobs


    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

    Posts: 488

    Location: Brighton

    Yeah, i have the same problem! I hate people who change their msn names all the time, i could only recognise them by their emails, now i cant!
  19. Camalot


    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

    Posts: 6,633

    Location: Wolverhampton

    Hover over their name, the first button will show their email address if u hover over it :)
  20. bledd


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 46,780

    Location: Parts Unknown

    can't believe noones mentioned folder sharing, thats an AWESOME feature

    and you can type messages to people who are offline and it'll post it to them when they come on :)