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Windows Live Messenger (MSN8) new release - official

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Craig321, 5 May 2006.

  1. Craig321


    Joined: 2 May 2004

    Posts: 19,974

    New one has just been officially released... well I just got the update.
    Looking very nice, i'll send invitations if anyone wants?

  2. Trigger


    Joined: 15 Dec 2004

    Posts: 3,822

    Could you send one to one of my friends please? I would do it myself but the damn thing wont give me any invites :( Can I send you an email with the address in because she doesn't want it made public if that's okay?


  3. SideWinder


    Joined: 12 Jun 2004

    Posts: 149,442

    Location: NW5

    Can you post a few screenshots of it?
  4. Oracle


    Joined: 17 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,971

    Location: Haskins

    me please

    w00t100 (at) btinternet (dot) com
  5. PinkPig


    Joined: 7 Jun 2004

    Posts: 3,540

    Doesn't look like you need invites anymore! I just typed it into Google and was able to download and signin.
  6. DanMc07


    Joined: 6 Oct 2005

    Posts: 4,041

    [email protected]

    Plz :)

    Is it just the version that got leaked a few weeks ago, but now been released officially? :D
  7. quadboi


    Joined: 28 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,606

  8. [email protected]

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Aug 2004

    Posts: 2,084

    Location: Essex

    EDIT: Already got one
    Last edited: 5 May 2006
  9. Gimpymoo


    Joined: 31 May 2005

    Posts: 15,202

    Location: Nottingham

    Just updated after getting home this evening.

    First impressions:

    Dont like the default colour scheme.

    EDIT: OMG - What have they done to the sound effects?

    When you get a new message.. sounds like somebody farting in the bath.
  10. Andyt_uk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Dec 2003

    Posts: 2,143

    Location: Malvern

    anyone know where you get the program to customise it? Cant remember the name of the site from last time. Just need to get rid of all the stupid icons and adverts again.
  11. Gimpymoo


    Joined: 31 May 2005

    Posts: 15,202

    Location: Nottingham

  12. Craig321


    Joined: 2 May 2004

    Posts: 19,974

    Yep you can email me the address or add me to MSN so you can tell me it.

    I'll need your MSN addresses I think - the hotmail/email address you use with MSN. Please confirm they're the address you use to sign in to MSN with - I don't wanna waste invites

    Main window:

    and the chat window:

    I really like it :)

    As you can see if you send more than one message in a row instead of it showing it as a whole new message it puts it on a new line which makes it nicer.

    Also you can see they've made it more vista style now

    Sounds are nice aswell, a nice change.

    Also it'll obviously look worse in those pictures as I have blured out the text and blured some of the design by mistake aswell.

    You must have heard super odd non-fart sounding farts then lol :p

    Last edited: 6 May 2006
  13. Tican


    Joined: 14 Apr 2003

    Posts: 5,707

    Location: Leicester

    If you dont like it (anyone) then you can goto

    Tools -> Options -> Tick the box that says "Show "contact says:" before every message.

    Back to normal *too me* looking MSN :D (In the sence of the says bit) lol

    One thing that didnt work before was going on busy you still got the sounds (which I didnt think much 2), anyone know if they have sorted this? Or is this the way its going to be :( ... I disabled sounds in the end though!
  14. Craig321


    Joined: 2 May 2004

    Posts: 19,974

    Busy has always been fine for me, always worked perfectly (stopped nudges, stopped sounds, stopped orangey flashing when you get a message etc.
  15. Neolink

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 2,072

    looks nice, could i get an invite please? mail in sig :)
  16. PinkPig


    Joined: 7 Jun 2004

    Posts: 3,540

    Eeek, it seems it needs repeating: You don't need an invitation anymore! Just go to the site and press the signup button and everything will be fine.
  17. TriedandTested


    Joined: 11 Jul 2004

    Posts: 15,497

    Location: Neptune

    What's the website to sign up at and get this?
  18. Tommer


    Joined: 27 Jun 2005

    Posts: 215

    good tip, that was annoying me, especially for punchlines
    to jokes :)


    this is my one real annoyance though, the border around msn automatically disappers, this border has File Contact Actions Tools Help at the top.

    this would be fine as it looks a lot better without the border BUT with the border you cant make it go right into the corner so the top and right sides touch the side of your screen. instead you have to live with this nasty gap.

    really hope they fix this and at least give us an option to keep the border there at all times, im so used to whizzing my mouse to the top right to hit the cross to minimise msn.
  19. basmic


    Joined: 10 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,144

    Location: Darlington, County Durham

    I tried it last night, but I thought it looked too clinical.

    Maybe I'll use it when Mess.be release some patches to remove all the junk from it. Until then, I'll stick with 7.5.
  20. PinkPig


    Joined: 7 Jun 2004

    Posts: 3,540

    http://ideas.live.com/ - just find Windows Live Messenger, then there's a big "signup" link. You still need to sign in and sign up - if you just download the client you won't be able to log in.