Windows Live messenger, previously known as MSN Messenger, is a pre-installed instant messaging client on Windows operating system. This client has been a part of the Microsoft Windows Live batch of online services since 2005. The service it renders in enabling us to communicate with other people at different parts of the world is well known. Communication with family and friends through simple text messages, audio and video chats has been prime functions that it renders since its inception in 2005.
Windows Live help with status messages
Windows Live messenger is a helpful tool, there’s no doubt about it. But too much of a good thing can be a bad thing, how?
You see, when you are logged into the messenger service, there is a chance that some people can come and invade those times when you are logged in for some other important task. This is just like the ill timed message that nags you when you would be cracking your head on some important task. This can really get on your nerves. The chat, sometimes, can be insistent which can deter your attention from the task at hand. This requires something that can politely inform the ‘naggers’ that you are busy with work, probably with a smile and a hint of desperation that they heed it. Windows Live help points out that you can post an ‘away’ message, which logically means that you do not want to get disturbed at this point of time.
Instructions from Windows Live help
These instructions help you to set the much required ‘away’ status for your messenger.
- Open the Windows Live messenger. Click “Start”>”All programs”>”Windows Live”>”Windows Live Messenger”. Alternatively, you can double click the desktop icon “Windows Live Messenger” also.
- Once the Windows Live messenger is launched, login to your account with your email address and password. Then click on the button “Sign in”. If prompted with a “Welcome” message close that window. Now, to set the ‘away’ status, click on “File”>”Status” and then select “Away” from the different status options. The ‘away’ status should notify your contacts that you are not available for chat.
- For setting the “Away” status in an alternate way, click on your Windows Live name and select the “Away” status from the dropdown.
These steps can help you to set the much needed “Away” message to notify people that you are busy. Have a nice day!
>Change the screen saver and screen saver settings by choosing the Screen Savertab.
- Choose a screen saver from the drop-down list.
- Change how long the computer must be idle before the screen saver appears in the Wait box. Use the Power settings option to change the timings.
- Change how dialog boxes, icons and their corresponding fonts appear under the Appearance tab.
- Click the Advanced button for more options.
- Add transitions and effects to the icons and dialog boxes by clicking the Effects button.
- Change the size of the display itself by choosing the Settings tab, which includes resolution and color quality.
These adjustments will change the way your computer and the desktop looks. Instead of using an already existing image as your wallpaper, you can also set online pictures as desktop background. Right-click on the image and select Set as desktop image option. The image will be set as your desktop wallpaper.
For more details contact Windows help.