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Change Yahoo! Messenger Skin in Windows 7

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in How-to, Software, Windows-7

Apart from several other features offered by Yahoo! Messenger the application also allows users to modify the themes so that the entire ambience of the software can be changed. This is because the developers of Yahoo! Messenger understand that users often get bored by the same interface and color combination if they keep on using it for long durations. The themes that change the ambience of Yahoo! Messenger are technically known as the skins and they can easily be modified with the help of a few mouse clicks. However it is recommended to use light-colored skin for Yahoo! Messenger so that the contrast and color may not give any adverse effect to the eyesight of the user. As Yahoo! Messenger user in Windows 7 if you want to change the skin of the application you are required to follow the steps given below:

  1. Logon to Yahoo! Messenger application by providing appropriate credentials.

  2. Click on Messenger menu and then click on Preferences option from the list of available options.

  3. On the opened box from the left pane click on Appearance.

  4. Under Messenger interface style section click on the button in front of Change Skin.

  5. From the appeared list of skin colors choose the appropriate one according to your choice by clicking on it.

  6. Click on Ok button to confirm the changes.