Posts Tagged ‘Windows Live Messenger’

MSN Images – Save Profile Pictures of MSN Contacts

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

You could always just print the screen to a file and then crop it, but I guess this gets the job done too …

Microsoft’s instant messenger, which is currently called Windows Live Messenger, offers no option to directly save profile pictures to the local computer system. While it is possible to use a screen capturing software for that, it is a lot easier to use a program like MSN Images for the task.


Speed Up Hotmail By Disabling Windows Live Messenger Autoload

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Want to check your Hotmail account without loading Windows Live Messenger? Here’s how …

One of the goals of the Windows Live Wave 4 release was to improve interaction between Windows Live components. One of these improvements is the better integration of Windows Live Messenger into web services such as Hotmail.

Windows users who open the Hotmail website in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer will for instance notice that Windows Live Messenger is opened automatically. This can slow down the startup of Hotmail severely with some users reporting that Hotmail did not work at all.