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Status on startup

  1. #1


    StanJ Guest

    Status on startup

    Before upgrading to 8.5 WLM remembered my status (I prefer to come up as
    "Appear Offline").
    Since upgrading I cannot figure out how to force this status. It always
    comes up as On Line.
    Suggestions anyone?
    Stan

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  3. #2


    Sindee Guest

    RE: Status on startup

    I have the same problem and cannot find a solution either. Wish I could help
    you out.

    "StanJ" wrote:

    > Before upgrading to 8.5 WLM remembered my status (I prefer to come up as
    > "Appear Offline").
    > Since upgrading I cannot figure out how to force this status. It always
    > comes up as On Line.
    > Suggestions anyone?
    > Stan

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    Jonathan Kay [MVP] Guest

    Re: Status on startup

    Greetings Stan,

    Like previous versions, you can choose your status before you sign-in. However, it's
    possible that your existing saved status was removed, so here's how to get it back.

    Load up Messenger as-per-usual. If it automatically signs you in, right-click on the icon in
    the notification area (by the clock), and choose Sign out. Double-click the icon and bring
    up the main Messenger window.

    Now under 'Sign in as', just select the status you want, make sure 'Remember me' (and any of
    the other saved options you prefer) is selected and click the Sign in button. It will now
    retain this for future sessions.

    --
    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    (c) 2008 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
    --


    "StanJ" <StanJ@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:F86FBAC3-42A3-4BBA-A111-1322CF768CF3@xxxxxx

    > Before upgrading to 8.5 WLM remembered my status (I prefer to come up as
    > "Appear Offline").
    > Since upgrading I cannot figure out how to force this status. It always
    > comes up as On Line.
    > Suggestions anyone?
    > Stan


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    Sindee Guest

    Re: Status on startup

    This worked great. Thanks so much!

    "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

    > Greetings Stan,
    >
    > Like previous versions, you can choose your status before you sign-in. However, it's
    > possible that your existing saved status was removed, so here's how to get it back.
    >
    > Load up Messenger as-per-usual. If it automatically signs you in, right-click on the icon in
    > the notification area (by the clock), and choose Sign out. Double-click the icon and bring
    > up the main Messenger window.
    >
    > Now under 'Sign in as', just select the status you want, make sure 'Remember me' (and any of
    > the other saved options you prefer) is selected and click the Sign in button. It will now
    > retain this for future sessions.
    >
    > --
    > Jonathan Kay
    > Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    > MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    > MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    > Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    > (c) 2008 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
    > --
    >
    >
    > "StanJ" <StanJ@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:F86FBAC3-42A3-4BBA-A111-1322CF768CF3@xxxxxx

    > > Before upgrading to 8.5 WLM remembered my status (I prefer to come up as
    > > "Appear Offline").
    > > Since upgrading I cannot figure out how to force this status. It always
    > > comes up as On Line.
    > > Suggestions anyone?
    > > Stan
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5


    StanJ Guest

    Re: Status on startup

    Thanks, I've been signing in automatically and never saw that window.
    Appreciate the help!


    "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

    > Greetings Stan,
    >
    > Like previous versions, you can choose your status before you sign-in. However, it's
    > possible that your existing saved status was removed, so here's how to get it back.
    >
    > Load up Messenger as-per-usual. If it automatically signs you in, right-click on the icon in
    > the notification area (by the clock), and choose Sign out. Double-click the icon and bring
    > up the main Messenger window.
    >
    > Now under 'Sign in as', just select the status you want, make sure 'Remember me' (and any of
    > the other saved options you prefer) is selected and click the Sign in button. It will now
    > retain this for future sessions.
    >
    > --
    > Jonathan Kay
    > Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    > MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    > MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    > Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    > (c) 2008 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
    > --
    >
    >
    > "StanJ" <StanJ@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:F86FBAC3-42A3-4BBA-A111-1322CF768CF3@xxxxxx

    > > Before upgrading to 8.5 WLM remembered my status (I prefer to come up as
    > > "Appear Offline").
    > > Since upgrading I cannot figure out how to force this status. It always
    > > comes up as On Line.
    > > Suggestions anyone?
    > > Stan
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #6


    Jonathan Kay [MVP] Guest

    Re: Status on startup

    Hi,

    You're welcome and yeah, that's what I figured. I know some people who've never seen it.

    --
    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    (c) 2008 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
    --


    "StanJ" <StanJ@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:29862C4F-6DA1-4D1D-AFD4-759FF0F5252B@xxxxxx

    > Thanks, I've been signing in automatically and never saw that window.
    > Appreciate the help!
    >
    >
    > "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:
    >

    >> Greetings Stan,
    >>
    >> Like previous versions, you can choose your status before you sign-in. However, it's
    >> possible that your existing saved status was removed, so here's how to get it back.
    >>
    >> Load up Messenger as-per-usual. If it automatically signs you in, right-click on the icon
    >> in
    >> the notification area (by the clock), and choose Sign out. Double-click the icon and
    >> bring
    >> up the main Messenger window.
    >>
    >> Now under 'Sign in as', just select the status you want, make sure 'Remember me' (and any
    >> of
    >> the other saved options you prefer) is selected and click the Sign in button. It will now
    >> retain this for future sessions.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Jonathan Kay
    >> Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    >> MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    >> MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    >> Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    >> (c) 2008 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
    >> --
    >>
    >>
    >> "StanJ" <StanJ@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:F86FBAC3-42A3-4BBA-A111-1322CF768CF3@xxxxxx

    >> > Before upgrading to 8.5 WLM remembered my status (I prefer to come up as
    >> > "Appear Offline").
    >> > Since upgrading I cannot figure out how to force this status. It always
    >> > comes up as On Line.
    >> > Suggestions anyone?
    >> > Stan
    >>
    >>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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