View Full Version : MSN Mesenger - Shutting Down

19-12-2002, 03:47 PM
Is there anyway i can close (Exit) MSN messenger from system tray when
Outlook Express is running.

Whenever i try i get the message saying i need to close IE/Outlook Express first.


19-12-2002, 03:49 PM
When you open Outlook Express, tick the "Go immediately to Inbox" option. I find that generally stops MSN Messenger from opening.

You should also look at disabling through msconfig too... that helps!


19-12-2002, 03:57 PM
Its ticked for "go directly to my inbox" under options on general tab.

However i couldnt find how to disable in msconfig. Can u tell me on this.


19-12-2002, 04:03 PM

Start > Run and type "MSCONFIG" (without the " )

On the startup tab lists most of the applications that run at startup, find and take the tick out of the ones you don't want running at startup (including MSNMSGR - MSN Messenger) and then click apply and ok
A reboot will be required and that's that.

Also, in Outlook Express click Tools > Options
Under the General tab take the tick out of Automatically log onto Windows Messenger (aka MSN Messenger)


19-12-2002, 04:34 PM
Thankxx chuck,

I had already taken that "automatic logon" tick from Outlook express when i installed Win XP.

I cant seem to find msnmsgr in msconfig.
I had already did that "do not run when windows starts"
from MSN Messenger ->Options->Preferences tab.

So it is not starting automatically. Just to sure this, i enabled this from MSN messenger preferences tab and went back to find in msconfig that
msmsgs was listed as to start up when windows starts.

I still cant seem to exit messenger when outlook express is running.