Start MSN Messenger minimized

  Saznat 21:55 04 Apr 2005
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Does anybody know how I can start MSN Messenger so that it signs in but remains minimized to system tray.

I want to start it, but I don't want to see the
main window with the contact list until I choose to restore it to normal size.

Is there a command line option?

Thanks in advance for your help

  SGT [email protected] 23:50 04 Apr 2005

go into options and in the general bit theres a box that says "open messenger main window when messenger starts"

UNTICK THE BOX

  Saznat 00:30 05 Apr 2005

Thanks. I'm running MSN Messenger 7 and that option is greyed out so I can't deselect it. I was wondering if there is another way to get round this.

  Saznat 00:50 05 Apr 2005

I've found a way, so here it is for anyone else that's interested

The following registry entry will do the trick

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MSNMessenger]
"AppSettings"=hex:12,80,02,00

the first part (12) is the crucial bit. if it is hex 22, the main window will load maximised again.

I'm using MSN messenger 7.0.429 (public Beta)

  SGT [email protected] 22:07 06 Apr 2005

i'm using msn messenger 7 aswell but that bit aint greyed out on mine

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