June 02, 2009

If you have re­cent­ly down­load­ed Win­dows 7 Re­lease Can­di­date 1 and in­stalled Win­dows Live Es­sen­tials on it, es­pe­cial­ly Mes­sen­ger, you might no­tice that it re­acts dif­fer­ent­ly from pre­vi­ous ver­sions of Win­dows when you min­i­mize its main win­dow, that is, the Con­tact list. In­stead of mov­ing the Mes­sen­ger icon to the no­ti­fi­ca­tion area like in Win­dows XP and Vista, it just min­i­mizes to the taskbar—fol­low­ing the guide­lines the Win­dows team has set up, in order to keep the no­ti­fi­ca­tion area clean and tiny.

Windows 7: Messenger in taskbar

How­ev­er, if you are run­ning Mes­sen­ger quite fre­quent­ly, per­haps even per­ma­nent­ly, the rather big Mes­sen­ger icon in the “nor­mal” taskbar might get into your way rather quick­ly. How would it be to force Mes­sen­ger to act like in pre­vi­ous ver­sions of Win­dows—that is, to “min­i­mize to tray”? Here is how you can...
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