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O.P. Two windows showing up on taskbar?
Okay, so I always used to use Messenger Plus on my old laptop (Vista) and it worked fine, but now ive just installed in on my new laptop (win7) and on my taskbar there are 2 Windows live messenger bars. One is just the usual Windows live messenger, and the other says my screen name and then (available). Anyone know why its doing this and if i can get rid of it? Also, if i try and close the extra one it shuts down my whole msn which is pretty annoying.
08-20-2010 11:29 PM
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RE: Two windows showing up on taskbar?
I don't think there is any type of fix for it but the new Windows Live Messenger 2011 beta removes the problem. You can either get the beta here but not have Plus! support, wait for the final release, or stay with the current release.

Also this thread should be moved to MSN/Windows (Live) Messenger as it isn't Plus! related.

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08-20-2010 11:36 PM
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RE: Two windows showing up on taskbar?
Correct, there's no 'fix' for it as it's not a problem, it's just how WLM 2010 was designed, but after much feedback, it's been altered for 2011

Reporting it tends to get it moved quicker than just writing that it needs moving ;)
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08-21-2010 01:29 AM
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RE: RE: Two windows showing up on taskbar?
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Reporting it tends to get it moved quicker than just writing that it needs moving ;)
I got side tracked and forgot to report it :S
08-21-2010 01:49 AM
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O.P. RE: Two windows showing up on taskbar?
But isn't it plus related because it only happens once I've installed plus?

With just normal MSN you can have it in the tray by changing the compatibility. I know you guys don't like doing that on here, but I was just wondering why that doesn't work with Plus, but it does with normal msn.
08-21-2010 11:34 AM
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RE: Two windows showing up on taskbar?
As far as I'm aware it's not anything to do with Messenger Plus! Live.  If you uninstall Messenger Plus! Live and don't use compatibility mode, does that extra window still display?
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08-21-2010 12:00 PM
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RE: Two windows showing up on taskbar?
It might have happened after you installed Plus! because Plus! removes the compatibility mode. Thus mode is known to cause problems in combination with Plus!.
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RE: Two windows showing up on taskbar?
To fix that you'll need set compatibility mode of msnmsgr.exe to vista service pack 2, but the question is:
how does MPL! remove the compatibility mode? Does it patches msnmsgr.exe file?:^)

After each update there are two annoying things MPL! does:
1) it doesn't restart WML after update
2) it removes compatibility mode

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08-25-2010 04:52 AM
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RE: Two windows showing up on taskbar?
Please don't advise people to use compatibility mode, as that is not recommended

There is nothing to "fix", that is intended behaviour, not a bug.

Messenger Plus! Live's install removes compatibility mode as it can cause problems.

The reason it doesn't restart WLM after an update is because the Messenger Plus! Live install runs with elevated (administrator) priviliges....and if it automatically started WLM then that too would be run as administrator and that shouldn't happen.

And the compatibility mode has already been explained ;)

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RE: Two windows showing up on taskbar?
Just out of curiosity, what problems are we talking about? I've been using that method for removing window from taskbar since day one and never had any problems...
08-25-2010 12:49 PM
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