Winodws Messenger

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by PowerFullMac, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    Ive used Windows Messenger a lot not its its cool for chatting ot my friends and stuff but I have one small problem: all my old MSN addresses are still listed whenever I am at the sign-in window so is there any way to clear the old addresses from being listed in the e-mail address feild without installing anything else? Even if it clears them all that would be better;) .
     
  2. Cybix macrumors 6502a

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    dont know the answer to your question.

    but have you looked at Adium? not a bad app!
     
  3. PowerFullMac thread starter macrumors 601

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    Heres my situation: there are three computers in my house, including my laptop, but, unfortunatly, only one has internet, and, even more unfortunatly, its Windows XP so im using Windows Messenger. As this is not my computer and i can only realy use it for internet im not alowed to install anything so i need to konow if there is a file of something i can delete to do this.
     
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  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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    We're trying to understand your question.

    Messenger doesn't store your contacts on each computer you sign in on, it stores them centrally, probably deep under Seattle, and then when you sign in it accesses them and displays them on the computer you're using.

    Can you ask the original question again trying to be as clear as possible?

    Do you mean when you're signing in you get a list under the sign-in field for your email address? Can't you just deselect "remember my email" in the same place?
     
  6. PowerFullMac thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yes thats what i mean, the list of emails in the sign-in feild and i have about 10 of them listed in that field when you click the arrow in the sign-in feild. Ill screenshot it hold on... attached, as you can see there are about 7 addresses there and i only use one so how do i clear them all out?
     

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  7. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Um, can you uninstall the application and reinstall it? Would that reset the fields? Have a good root around in the menus and sub menus and sub sub menus and preferences and stuff for something that looks like what you want to do.

    I'm really unfamiliar with Windows so I don't know exactly where to direct you.
     
  8. PowerFullMac thread starter macrumors 601

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    Ive look in every menu, sub-menu and sub-sub-menu and cant find anything so thats why i posted this. It only comes with XP and is not avalable for download as far as i know and i dont think you can realy uninstall it eather... All i realy need to know is where the file is that has all the addresses in it so i can delete it.
     
  9. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Probably somewhere in the "Application Support" folders, which require you to view hidden files to find, I'm not sure exactly where they are.
     
  10. psychofreak Retired

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    Download Windows live messenger; windows messenger is the old old old version, they changed the name.
     
  11. longmover macrumors member

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    Whoa, if you don't mind me saying, that is one extremely populated system tray!

    I get twitchy with any more that 2 or 3 tray apps running...

    Not very constructive comment I know but just had to say :p
     
  12. PowerFullMac thread starter macrumors 601

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    I would download Live Messenger but if you read my second post it says im not alowed to install anything on the computer because its ont mine, its the only computer i can use in my house to access the web, thats the only reson i use it and put up with XP in the first place
     
  13. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Maybe try a Windows forum for help with Windows problems.
     
  14. PowerFullMac thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks, it worked!!!! And i know i should use i windows forum but windows people are all idiots and this is a nice friendly community.;)
     
  15. timswim78 macrumors 6502a

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    It's comments like that which make people not like Mac users. In reality, Windows forums tend to be much more helpful than Mac Forums. I've noticed that Windows forum users tend to answer technical questions, whereas many Mac forum users offer opinions instead of helping. (e.g., Your system tray is too cluttered, Why are you using the old version, M$ blows, etc.) One of my favorite Windows forums is http://forums.anandtech.com

    Anyway, I'm glad that link worked for you.
     
  16. Willis macrumors 68020

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    hahaha true, although, some people dont help at all. bah. windows people help each other because windows can be a royal pain in the you know where when something goes wrong. with a mac, most the time its pretty simple to work out so when people come asking a question which with a little logic and reading, you can fix yourself.

    bah!
     

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