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Disable Message Notification in Yahoo! Messenger in Windows 7

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in How-to, Software, Windows-7

Whenever Yahoo! Messenger user receives a new incoming message a new window is by default popped up in order to notify the user about the message. In many cases when users understand that the conversation needs to last longer they minimize the window hence sending it to the background. In these cases when a new message arrives in the same IM box the message is displayed at the bottom right corner of the screen as the notification. This eliminates the requirement of restoring the minimized IM box from the taskbar and users can view the message almost instantaneously. However because of some specific reasons if users want they can disable this feature by following the steps provided as below:

  1. Provide appropriate credentials in Yahoo! Messenger interface to logon to the application.

  2. Go to Messenger menu and then go to Preferences option.

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

  4. From the right pane under When I received a new message section uncheck Show messages from the background windows at bottom right corner of the screencheckbox to disable the feature.

    Disable Message Notification in Yahoo

  5. Once you are done with the configuration finally click on Ok button to save the changes that you have made.