Windows Live Messenger Feedback

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by madmatt, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    I broke down and decided to give WLM a try. To be quite honest, I'm sorry I did.

    I'm used to using the basic Windows Messenger and Gaim. No bloat, no ads, etc.

    Anyway, I installed the latest build and the first time I ran it I wasn't happy at all. The interface is nothing like your typical Windows interface and doesn't even match IE7 or WMP11. There is no way to change the interface to use Windows color scheme (as found in Windows Messenger). You can change the color but that doesn't work well in my opinion.

    I can easily get over the bloat because most of it can be disabled. But there is no way to customize the toolbars.

    Lastly, why do all of the major IM providers insist on having ads? WLM takes it a step further by having text ads in the messenger window itself. What a joke!

    Needless to say, I uinstalled it and I will stick with Gaim. I thought the product would be better but I was wrong.
     
  2. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    You should give this little program a try then http://apatch.org. It can patch MSN Messenger Live. Here's what mine looks like:
     

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  3. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    That's not too bad. Looks less cluttered and such. What else does it do?

    (Can't look right now)
     
  4. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

  5. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    I like Live messeneger as it is :)
     
  6. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I like it as well, for at least the rare times I use it.

    You just can't make some people happy :eek:
     
  7. Digdis

    Digdis OSNN Addict Political User

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    Didn't really like the blatant way they use the forum & installation program (!) to push forward their political agenda.
    D.