Changing My Status

When you sign in with Windows Messenger, the program notifies contacts currently online from your Contacts list that you are available to chat. While you're signed in, you might need to leave your computer for a meeting or lunch. Instead of signing out, you can change your online status to let your contacts know that you'll be right back, or that you're busy, away from your desk, on the phone, out to lunch , or offline. You can also change status and program preferences to customize the way Windows Messenger runs, shows status, and displays alerts.

Change My Status


Click the File menu, and then point to My Status.


Click a status type.


Did You Know?

You can change the name that people see . Click the Tools menu, click Options, click the Personal tab, type a name, and then click OK.

Change Status Preferences


Click the Tools menu, and then click Options.


Click the Preferences tab.


Select or clear the check boxes with the options you want to

  • Run this program when Windows starts

  • Allow this program to run in the background

  • Show me as "Away" when I'm inactive

  • Display alerts or sounds


Click OK.


Show Me Microsoft Windows XP
Show Me Microsoft Windows XP (2nd Edition)
ISBN: 0789733366
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2002
Pages: 391 © 2008-2017.
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