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    Stop MSN Messenger Toolbar Flashing (6.2.0137)

    Does anybody know how to stop MSN Messenger flashing an orange box on my toolbar every time a new message arrives? I've tried Tools - Options - General then unticking "Display alerts when a message is received" but it hasn't helped. I know this is probably a design "feature" but it's a pain when you're trying to have a sly chat and the boss turns up over your shoulder to squint at your screen ...

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    Re: Stop MSN Messenger Toolbar Flashing (6.2.0137)

    Windows key + L locks the screen! Okay, maybe that will draw suspicion, but unless you AutoHide your taskbar, I'm not aware of any easy answer.

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    Re: Stop MSN Messenger Toolbar Flashing (6.2.0137)

    Cheers for the response. Yeah, already got my toolbar on Autohide but once that orange beast is flashing it makes the toolbar appear on top and won't go away until the message is opened! Grrrr ...

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    Re: Stop MSN Messenger Toolbar Flashing (6.2.0137)

    Just for reference, the problem is occuring on a Windows XP machine. Tried the same version of MSN Messenger on a Windows 98 PC and the Autohide trick works fine. Surely there must be a registry hack which will disable it. Until then, a downgrade to 98 seems to be the only way to avoid the sack ... <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Stop MSN Messenger Toolbar Flashing (6.2.0137)

    Might Tweak UI solve this? In the "Taskbar and Start menu" section, there is an option to hide taskbar notification items.
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    Re: Stop MSN Messenger Toolbar Flashing (6.2.0137)

    Cheers for the suggestion. Tried it but to no avail.

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