Configure MSN Messenger

MSN Messenger was originally a different product than Windows Messenger, but now they have been replaced by a single product called Windows Live Messenger.
  • Removing the tabs from MSN Messenger 7.x (DWORD):

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software \Microsoft \MSNMessenger]
    DisableTabs = 1

  • Disabling MSN today at startup (BINARY):

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software \Microsoft \MSNMessenger]
    DisableMSNToday = 01 00 00 00

  • Disable popup about messenger is still running when closing (BINARY):

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software \Microsoft \MSNMessenger]
    DSBkgndMode = 01 00 00 00

Credits sanx.org

Updated: 2 June 2007

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