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Prevent chat window background color change?

  1. #1


    Jeff Johnson Guest

    Prevent chat window background color change?

    [14.0.8064.206]

    I don't know if this is an extremely new feature or if everyone I chat with
    has the same background color, but today for the first time a chat window
    opened when a friend messaged me and it did not use the same color as my
    default background, but rather the SENDER's color.

    DO NOT WANT!!!

    I looked through Tools | Options and don't see anything that suggests
    "Always use my personal background color for chat windows." Can this be
    done? Can I tell Messenger to NEVER use the sender's background colors, only
    my own?



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  2. #2


    Jonathan Kay [MVP] Guest

    Re: Prevent chat window background color change?

    Greetings Jeff,

    You can do this, however, this feature is a bit hidden.

    Right-click in the scene area (the top where the background colour is, their display name,
    etc.) and choose 'Use the default scene'.

    Unfortunately this is per contact, so you'll need to do it for everyone.

    --
    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    (c) 2009 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
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    "Jeff Johnson" <i.get@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:OIKi9c#oJHA.1172@xxxxxx

    > [14.0.8064.206]
    >
    > I don't know if this is an extremely new feature or if everyone I chat with has the same
    > background color, but today for the first time a chat window opened when a friend messaged
    > me and it did not use the same color as my default background, but rather the SENDER's
    > color.
    >
    > DO NOT WANT!!!
    >
    > I looked through Tools | Options and don't see anything that suggests "Always use my
    > personal background color for chat windows." Can this be done? Can I tell Messenger to
    > NEVER use the sender's background colors, only my own?
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Jeff Johnson Guest

    Re: Prevent chat window background color change?

    "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" <msnewsreplies@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:efFRFhEpJHA.4896@xxxxxx

    > Greetings Jeff,
    >
    > You can do this, however, this feature is a bit hidden.
    >
    > Right-click in the scene area (the top where the background colour is,
    > their display name, etc.) and choose 'Use the default scene'.
    >
    > Unfortunately this is per contact, so you'll need to do it for everyone.
    Egad. I never would have right-clicked there. Thanks! It's working, but
    you're right: it's too bad this can't be set globally.



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  4. #4


    Jonathan Kay [MVP] Guest

    Re: Prevent chat window background color change?

    Hi Jeff,

    In all honesty, I only just found the feature not too long ago myself whilst randomly
    clicking.

    --
    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    (c) 2009 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
    --

    "Jeff Johnson" <i.get@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:OU7WNvkpJHA.1288@xxxxxx

    > Egad. I never would have right-clicked there. Thanks! It's working, but you're right: it's
    > too bad this can't be set globally.
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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