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    Hi guys,

    Can someone help me to get the msn messenger icon out of my taskbar. I cna't figure this out, and I don't want to completely get rid of the program. I upgraged recently from xp home to pro and I used to be able to click 'exit' and have it go away unless I had outlook express running. Now it won't let me exit it when I have internet explorer running. I'm not sure how it became dependant on ie, but I don't use it and can't find an option to de-associate it with ie. Thanks for the help.

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    Have you tried msconfig to keep the program from loading on start-up?

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    yeah, it doesn't load at startup. Like I said, it starts when I open ie. can't figure it out.

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    msn messenger sucks and is intrusive like that
    try getting trillian instead.
    try going to the messenger folder and changing it's name(the folder's name)to anything else like
    m messenger or something like that .

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    ctrl+alt+delete

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    I have a similair problem.
    When I dare to THINK about checking Hotmail, MSN starts up with it!
    F*cking MSN is almost impossible to switch off as well.

    I use Ctrl+Alt+Del, like with any Microsoft program.


    If Microsoft ever develops a product that doesn't SUCK, it probably will be a vacuum-cleaner.

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    I disabled Windows Messenger so that it can't be run, and I use MSN Messenger 5.0. It doesn't do that annoying autorun thing like Win Messenger does.

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    Originally posted by Master YodaX@15 February 2003 - 10:30
    msn messenger sucks and is intrusive like that
    try getting trillian instead.
    try going to the messenger folder and changing it's name(the folder's name)to anything else like
    m messenger or something like that .
    Yeah, I use trillian. There's the problem. Here is what someone suggested at annoyances.org, if anyone has any interest.

    ...Messenger (Express/Messenger & IE are all integrated together now)...first of all, make sure that the preferences setting in MSN Messenger is set to not run when windows starts (Tools, Options, Preferences-untick the box). Secondly, make sure that the box "Automatically Log Onto MSN Messenger" is not ticked in Outlook Express (Tools, Options, General). Failing this, check out: http://www.xp-antispy.de/index.html?/news-e.htm. It can also be done manually as follows: Start --> Run --> type: RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove Hope that helps.

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