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Show Yahoo! Messenger Online Contacts in Bold in Windows 7

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in How-to, Software, Windows-7

Although in Yahoo! Messenger whenever a friend comes online its icon is displayed in yellow color in the friend’s list. Because of this difference users come to know that the highlighted friend is online and the icons of the friends which are dimmed are still not available and are offline. Under normal circumstances this default configuration is quite sufficient to let users know as which friend is online and which is not. However if users want they can still modify the way online users are displayed in the friends list by configuring the application to display their names in bold letters. This configuration can be useful for the people who have eyesight problems. As Yahoo! Messenger user in Windows 7 operating system if you want to configure the copy of your software with the above settings you are required to follow the steps given below:

  1. Logon to Yahoo! Messenger by providing appropriate credentials and click on Messenger menu.

  2. From the appeared list click on Preferences option.

  3. From the opened box in the left pane click on Appearance and from the right pane under Font and color for online contacts section check Show online contacts in bold textcheckbox.

  4. Finally click on Ok button to confirm the changes and save them.