Windows 7: Minimize Live Messenger to SysTray

I know this topic is not Unified Communications related but it’s annoying the heck out of a lot of people so to share mitigating information I’m including it on my blog.

The problem is that Live Messenger minimizes to the task bar like any other active application and not to SysTray as we are used to.

The solution is quite simple: Exit Live Messenger completely, set compatibility mode to Vista on msnmsgr.exe and start it again – now homed in SysTray.

Msnmsgr.exe is located in %ProgramFiles%\Windows Live\Messenger\


Comments (2)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Today Karsten has been added to my list of heroes with an answer to an annoying problem – Live Messenger

  2. maTTeo says:

    Awesome, thanks!!

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