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StanJ

#1
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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Sindee

#2
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
 

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Jonathan Kay [MVP]

#3
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
 

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Sindee

#4
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
>
>
 

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StanJ

#5
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
>
>
 

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Jonathan Kay [MVP]

#6
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
>>
>>
 

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