I miss the custom colour I can set too.
What exactly is happening when you try to install the older version?
By the contacts, do you mean you wish to clear them entirely on the server or just the stored
contact cache for some reason? If the latter, the "Windows Live Contacts" folder can be
deleted by doing the following:
Shut Messenger down and then head over the following folder;
On XP you can find this folder at:
\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft
On Vista, you'll find it at:
Where username is your Windows username. Additionally, some of these folders will be hidden
by default, to see them simply press the
Alt key on the keyboard in any Windows Explorer window to bring up the toolbar, click Tools,
then Folder Options, then the View tab, and then choose 'Show hidden files and folders'.
After click OK, they should appear with the other folders.
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"Headphoneguy" <Headphoneguy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> But what if i want to choose the color myself
> I liked the beta released in august or so cuz it let me change the color
> Id choose the color based on their hair color or style etc.
> and not everyone picks a scene that reflects their personality, some just
> use the deafult or a landscape.
> Give us the option, please
> Also, my computer wont let me install messenger at ALL after i tried
> uninstalling the new version (didnt work) then install the beta.
> i need to clear my comp of windows live, completely, especially windows live
> contacts, how do i do it?
> "Marisol Ontaneda [MSFT]" wrote:
>> Hi Pri,
>> Thanks much for your feedback! To your first question, you will set a scene
>> from your main window as well as a complimentary color, this will reflect on
>> your main window (Me Area and color for the rest of the window) and your
>> contact's conversation windows (You Area and color for the rest of the
>> window). You will in exchange see your contact's scene and color of choice
>> in every conversation window. If your contact hasn't set any color (or
>> hasn't upgraded to Beta) then you will see the Windows Live blue color as it
>> is the default.
>> The second issue you reported is being taken care of.
>> Marisol Ontaneda
>> Windows Live Messenger Product Team
>> Messenger blog: http://messengersays.spaces.live.com/
>> My favorite site of the week:
>> >>Also, there is another fault where even though it will notify you of any
>> > mail, the alert link and the mail link on the contact window send you to
>> > www.msn.com :S
>> > "j_white15" wrote:
>> >> Firstly i set a theme for my main contact list window and everything is
>> >> fine,
>> >> when i come to selecting the default colour in a conversation window it
>> >> shows
>> >> the colour that is identical to the colour scheme of the theme or the
>> >> colour
>> >> in the main contact window but when selected it changes to the windows
>> >> live
>> >> colour instead of the default colour of the main contact list window.