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I don't know what I'm doing; but somehow I want to seperate screens(the old way), The problem is I've gone thru windows live messenger (I don't want that) I don't won't other people to see my Mail and two I see my Mail on the MSN screen. RRS feed

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  • I don't know how I got to this point. But somehow I got 2 diff screens. I want the old screen without other people see's my Mail(I went thru Windows live Messenger-I didn't dowload I already have it).  Some how I see's my Mail on the MSN screen! What to do?

     

    • Moved by Carey FrischMVP, Moderator Friday, July 15, 2011 3:28 PM Moved to more appropriate forum category (From:Windows Vista Networking)
    Friday, July 15, 2011 5:07 AM

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  • Hi Again, when I said..

    I found you can get to it using a menu option that's available when you're on your windows Live site.

     

    That may or may not be true - I couldn't seem to find it there. But I DID find it by going to the Start button on the taskbar and typing 'messenger' in the search box. 'Windows Live Messenger' appeared. Which you can run directly - also pin it to your Start Menu and/or put it in your Quick Launch on your taskbar. whichever way you want. 

    When you run it - it'll open up on your desktop. A couple more clicks and you're in..

    Your online/desktop messengers should then mirror each other. And you can be signed in at either location or even both at once. Hope that's a bit more helpful.

    Regards, pkn2011

     


    • Proposed as answer by pkn2011 Wednesday, July 20, 2011 7:50 PM
    • Edited by pkn2011 Wednesday, July 20, 2011 7:54 PM Vista edits
    • Marked as answer by Magon LiuModerator Monday, July 25, 2011 5:53 AM
    Wednesday, July 20, 2011 7:46 PM

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  • Hi Tracey Lium, you said..

    I don't know how I got to this point. But somehow I got 2 diff screens. I want the old screen without other people see's my Mail(I went thru Windows live Messenger-I didn't dowload I already have it). Some how I see's my Mail on the MSN screen! What to do?

     

    Do you mean you can see your private mail from a public MSN page - or are you on a secure login?

    If you're on a public page your settings for your mail areas on your Live site need to be checked and fix. There's many security settings in LIVE so check every one so it's the way you want it. When I started on live it seemed the default setting was 'everyone can read' - you'll need to set security so that only You can read them - or only 'you and friends- - or to only 'people you've invited' type settings. It is very flexible though. So log onto your Live site and recheck it.

    In regard to Messenger. If you've already installed it - yes don't download it again. But DO install any updates you receive for the various Live/messenger programs through 'Windows Update' instead..  

     

    Regards, pkn2011.

     

    • Proposed as answer by pkn2011 Thursday, July 21, 2011 4:10 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by pkn2011 Saturday, August 6, 2011 12:43 AM
    Friday, July 15, 2011 11:19 PM
  • Hi Again, in your Question Title you wrote:

    somehow I want to seperate screens(the old way)

     

     

    I've not used Messenger for a while here, but on upgrading to the Live messenger setup (in 2008??) - I also wanted the separate messenger window from the Desktop. I found you can get to it using a menu option that's available when you're on your windows Live site.

    That's all I can tell you about it offhand. But hope that's helpful enough for starters..

     

     pkn2011

    Saturday, July 16, 2011 4:35 AM
  • Hi Again, when I said..

    I found you can get to it using a menu option that's available when you're on your windows Live site.

     

    That may or may not be true - I couldn't seem to find it there. But I DID find it by going to the Start button on the taskbar and typing 'messenger' in the search box. 'Windows Live Messenger' appeared. Which you can run directly - also pin it to your Start Menu and/or put it in your Quick Launch on your taskbar. whichever way you want. 

    When you run it - it'll open up on your desktop. A couple more clicks and you're in..

    Your online/desktop messengers should then mirror each other. And you can be signed in at either location or even both at once. Hope that's a bit more helpful.

    Regards, pkn2011

     


    • Proposed as answer by pkn2011 Wednesday, July 20, 2011 7:50 PM
    • Edited by pkn2011 Wednesday, July 20, 2011 7:54 PM Vista edits
    • Marked as answer by Magon LiuModerator Monday, July 25, 2011 5:53 AM
    Wednesday, July 20, 2011 7:46 PM