Windows 7 MSN and Skype Vista compat somehow broke RRS feed

  • Question

  • I was using compatibility mode up til today to get skype and windows live messenger to show up in the system tray instead of the taskbar. But for some reason as of today, both of them are displaying that horrid unchangeable win7 behaveior for which neither developer added an option to change.

    Compatibility mode itself seems to work. I ran mIRC in XP compat mode and it reported version 2600. I also had any auto updates disabled on the messengers. Could it have been the 3 Windows Updates from yesterday? I ran VMware and booted Windows 7, installed them and rebooted. Everything there went fine and the messengers still appeared where the compatibility mode set them to. Furthermore I checked both skype and msn's versions and they were the same as my real pc. What on earth is happening here?

    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 1:55 PM