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Enable Yahoo! Messenger IM Box Flashing in Windows 7

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in How-to, Software, Windows-7

Apart from providing the facility of video and voice calls Yahoo! Messenger also allows users to communicate with friends relatives and colleagues through text messages which they can send or receive using IM box. When these text messages are received a notification sound is heard by the receiver and that is how he comes to know that any message has arrived. In legacy versions of Yahoo! Messenger along with sound alerts there was another way to know if new message arrived. The IM box used to flash and because of that users came to know about the new message. In new version of Yahoo! Messenger this feature is by default disabled but users still can enable it by following the steps given below:

  1. Logon to Yahoo! Messenger by providing appropriate credentials in the opened interface of the application.

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

  3. From the left pane on the opened box click on Alerts & Sounds and from the right pane under Alert me when category choose I receive an Instant Message or SMS Messageoption.

  4. Check Flashing the message window checkbox available under Alert me by section.

  5. Finally click on Ok button to make the changes persistent.