removing windows messenger icon from systray



LTL
07-10-2005, 12:39 AM
I don't wish to remove the whol program only the annoying "not signed in"
icon from teh systray every time I fire up Outlook. I know it can be done it
was like that prior to installing SP2. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 12:39 AM
Hi LTL,

> I don't wish to remove the whol program only the annoying "not signed in"
> icon from teh systray every time I fire up Outlook. I know it can be done
> it
> was like that prior to installing SP2. Any assistance is greatly
> appreciated.

Open Outlooks options, there is an checkbox there (where precisely depends
on your version) that loads messenger whenever you open Outlook, you need
to disable it.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

frodo@theshire.org
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
"Rick \"Nutcase\" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote:
> Open Outlooks options, there is an checkbox there (where precisely depends
> on your version) that loads messenger whenever you open Outlook, you need
> to disable it.

the above option in Outlook Express is only avail if you have the latest
OE patches applied from Windows Update. Get 'em!

also, messenger itself has an option to "startup w/ windows startup",
which you can/should uncheck.

after doing both it should not come up without you explicitly launching
it.

LTL
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
it does not run when windows starts it runs when Outlook opens and the option
in Outlook is disabled also. The website Rick pointed me at was no help
either I don't want to remove the program I actually use it every now and
then I just don't want it to fire up on it's own it's annoying. Thanks.

"frodo@theshire.org" wrote:

> "Rick \"Nutcase\" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote:
> > Open Outlooks options, there is an checkbox there (where precisely depends
> > on your version) that loads messenger whenever you open Outlook, you need
> > to disable it.
>
> the above option in Outlook Express is only avail if you have the latest
> OE patches applied from Windows Update. Get 'em!
>
> also, messenger itself has an option to "startup w/ windows startup",
> which you can/should uncheck.
>
> after doing both it should not come up without you explicitly launching
> it.
>

Jones
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
"LTL" <LTL@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1E90E7BB-9295-4B99-A254-5D7DFEF21D52@microsoft.com...
> it does not run when windows starts it runs when Outlook opens and the
> option
> in Outlook is disabled also. The website Rick pointed me at was no help
> either I don't want to remove the program I actually use it every now and
> then I just don't want it to fire up on it's own it's annoying. Thanks.
>
> "frodo@theshire.org" wrote:

I have this same problem! is this some kind of bug in the windows? I have
tried to uninstall the program but the darned thing still comes back. It is
like a ghost returning from the grave to haunt me after I have treid to
delete it! I feel I am being mocked!

>
>> "Rick \"Nutcase\" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote:
>> > Open Outlooks options, there is an checkbox there (where precisely
>> > depends
>> > on your version) that loads messenger whenever you open Outlook, you
>> > need
>> > to disable it.
>>
>> the above option in Outlook Express is only avail if you have the latest
>> OE patches applied from Windows Update. Get 'em!
>>
>> also, messenger itself has an option to "startup w/ windows startup",
>> which you can/should uncheck.
>>
>> after doing both it should not come up without you explicitly launching
>> it.
>>

plop
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
removing windows messenger icon from systray:
Note: The following procedure applies to all/most messenger versions, but
currently implemented succesfully in messenger 5.1.0680.
*Part 1 --Outlook Express:
-UNcheck-> "Automatically log on to windows messenger"
-CHECK-> "when starting, go directly to my inbox folder (important!)
This will prevent outllok from trying to fetch the contact list (via the
main page)
-View/layout-> UNcheck "contacts" -Customize toolbar-> remove the "contacts"
button.
Apply all!

Next (mostly applicable to messenger 5.x versions)
*Part 2 -Messenger:
When openning OE, normally if above are NOT set, messenger will still start
but with -embedding switch!
Floating process but not visible...
(visible only in task manager, unless clicked), none theless, I caught it
twice *connecting* although i was not signed in ...hmmmmmmmmm
To prevent such "ghost":
-Make sure to sign out, sign in once and UNcheck the "sign me in
automatically"...
-Tools/options/prefs: UNcheck it from startup
When terminating each messenger session, sign out, -Tools/options/accounts:
-UNcheck the "My contacts include ...NET... service", and CHECK one of the
other 2 options
Leaving blank details...(SIP or Exchange)
*With these settings, only if messenger is clicked on, and/or accidentally
hit the main OE page, it'll be visible
on the task bar and in a definite signed-out status! (no crudentials
provided !)
Otherwise it's no longer on the task bar!!!! ;)
Naturally if starting it, the process has to be reversed upon sign in (e.g
check "Net" uncheck the "other")
....And I'm finally in total control!
Happy messenging ;)



"LTL" <LTL@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1E90E7BB-9295-4B99-A254-5D7DFEF21D52@microsoft.com...
> it does not run when windows starts it runs when Outlook opens and the
> option
> in Outlook is disabled also. The website Rick pointed me at was no help
> either I don't want to remove the program I actually use it every now and
> then I just don't want it to fire up on it's own it's annoying. Thanks.
>
> "frodo@theshire.org" wrote:
>
>> "Rick \"Nutcase\" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote:
>> > Open Outlooks options, there is an checkbox there (where precisely
>> > depends
>> > on your version) that loads messenger whenever you open Outlook, you
>> > need
>> > to disable it.
>>
>> the above option in Outlook Express is only avail if you have the latest
>> OE patches applied from Windows Update. Get 'em!
>>
>> also, messenger itself has an option to "startup w/ windows startup",
>> which you can/should uncheck.
>>
>> after doing both it should not come up without you explicitly launching
>> it.
>>

Jones
07-10-2005, 12:50 AM
"plop" <plop@nospam.net> wrote in message
news:ORzRA6DZFHA.3032@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> removing windows messenger icon from systray:
> Note: The following procedure applies to all/most messenger versions, but
> currently implemented succesfully in messenger 5.1.0680.
> *Part 1 --Outlook Express:
> -UNcheck-> "Automatically log on to windows messenger"
> -CHECK-> "when starting, go directly to my inbox folder (important!)
> This will prevent outllok from trying to fetch the contact list (via the
> main page)
> -View/layout-> UNcheck "contacts" -Customize toolbar-> remove the
> "contacts" button.
> Apply all!
>
> Next (mostly applicable to messenger 5.x versions)
> *Part 2 -Messenger:
> When openning OE, normally if above are NOT set, messenger will still
> start but with -embedding switch!


This is exactly what is happening, it pops up when OE is opened, but it
comes up even though I have uninstalled it???

> Floating process but not visible...
> (visible only in task manager, unless clicked), none theless, I caught it
> twice *connecting* although i was not signed in ...hmmmmmmmmm
> To prevent such "ghost":
> -Make sure to sign out, sign in once and UNcheck the "sign me in
> automatically"...
> -Tools/options/prefs: UNcheck it from startup
> When terminating each messenger session, sign
> out, -Tools/options/accounts:
> -UNcheck the "My contacts include ...NET... service", and CHECK one of the
> other 2 options
> Leaving blank details...(SIP or Exchange)
> *With these settings, only if messenger is clicked on, and/or
> accidentally hit the main OE page, it'll be visible
> on the task bar and in a definite signed-out status! (no crudentials
> provided !)
> Otherwise it's no longer on the task bar!!!! ;)
> Naturally if starting it, the process has to be reversed upon sign in (e.g
> check "Net" uncheck the "other")
> ...And I'm finally in total control!
> Happy messenging ;)
>

Thanks,
This sounds like the kind of thing that is happening! My only problem is
that I seemed not able to uninstall the thing.
>
>
> "LTL" <LTL@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:1E90E7BB-9295-4B99-A254-5D7DFEF21D52@microsoft.com...
>> it does not run when windows starts it runs when Outlook opens and the
>> option
>> in Outlook is disabled also. The website Rick pointed me at was no help
>> either I don't want to remove the program I actually use it every now and
>> then I just don't want it to fire up on it's own it's annoying. Thanks.
>>
>> "frodo@theshire.org" wrote:
>>
>>> "Rick \"Nutcase\" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote:
>>> > Open Outlooks options, there is an checkbox there (where precisely
>>> > depends
>>> > on your version) that loads messenger whenever you open Outlook, you
>>> > need
>>> > to disable it.
>>>
>>> the above option in Outlook Express is only avail if you have the latest
>>> OE patches applied from Windows Update. Get 'em!
>>>
>>> also, messenger itself has an option to "startup w/ windows startup",
>>> which you can/should uncheck.
>>>
>>> after doing both it should not come up without you explicitly launching
>>> it.
>>>
>
>


removing windows messenger icon from systray