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Disable Yahoo! Messenger IM Box Shaking in Windows 7

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in How-to, Software, Windows-7

There might be times when any Yahoo! Messenger chat user remains quite busy and therefore he might be unable to notice the notification of any IM message or incoming voice or video call. Yahoo! Messenger developers understand this problem and therefore they integrated a feature of buzzing the chat user. When a chat user is buzzed the IM box window of the user is shaken which attracts the attention of the user almost instantaneously. As all other default configurations this configuration is also appropriate in many cases however in some cases users may not want this feature to be enabled as they might get annoyed by the vibrating IM boxes. As Yahoo! Messenger user in Windows 7 if you want to disable shaking of IM box when any user buzzes you are required to follow the steps given below:

  1. Provide appropriate credentials in Yahoo! Messenger interface and logon to the chat messenger.

  2. Click on Messenger menu and click on Preferences option.

  3. From the left pane on the opened box click on Alerts & Sounds.

  4. From the right pane under Alert me when section click on A Messenger contact buzzes meoption from the available list.

  5. Under Alert me by section uncheck Shaking the message window checkbox to disable the feature.

  6. Finally click on Ok button to save the changes