Messenger open twice possibe?

Discussion in 'Windows Live Messenger' started by Mary, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. Mary

    Mary Guest

    Is it possible to have 2 copies of Windows Live Messenger open at the
    same time?

    I have 2 Hotmail accounts and would like to monitor both without
    having to manually switch between personalities.

    If I have Messenger open then click on the icon again it tries to
    install Messenger(although it's already installed and running!) - not
    open it again.

    Any help appreciated.
     
    Mary, Oct 2, 2007
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    Sunshine Guest

    Sunshine, Oct 2, 2007
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    Paul Smith Guest

    Personally I would recommend against using this program, as it is bundled
    with adware.

    --
    Paul Smith,
    Yeovil, UK.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.
    http://www.dasmirnov.net/blog/
    http://www.windowsresource.net/

    *Remove nospam. to reply by e-mail*
     
    Paul Smith, Oct 2, 2007
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    Sunshine Guest

    It comes with an optional sponsor (adware), this will never be installed
    without the user telling the installer too...and if you opt out of it Plus!
    will still work...
     
    Sunshine, Oct 2, 2007
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    Shane Nokes Guest

    Agreed, and I don't think this is the first time I've seen Paul say this
    erroneously, but he never seems to correct his thinking :(
     
    Shane Nokes, Oct 3, 2007
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    vanilla Guest

    Hi, Shane and Sunshine and Paul ... I am glad that all of you pointed out
    these facts. I did not even know about Messenger Plus!, so am glad to find
    out about it. I am also glad to find out about the adware. I have been
    reading about the discussion going on regarding paying more money for
    enhanced versions vs. adware sponsored versions. There is room for both.
    What is great is the choice ...

    I have discovered that, in some EULAs, you are told specifically that you
    must allow certain cookies and not delete them. This is actually part of the
    license agreement. And if you click on the EULA, and actually read the whole
    thing, you are aware of these things before you install. I am glad software
    publishers are making a point to disclose these things. This is good.
    Unfortunately, the EULA doesn't tell you the names of the cookies you must
    keep.

    I am hoping that, as this trend develops, the Help ... About boxes will
    contain the names of the installed cookies that must not be deleted in order
    to comply with the EULA. This is important because most spyware solutions
    will flag in red the spyware cookies that it defines as seriously in need of
    removal. Without knowing exactly which tracking cookies are required by the
    EULA, I am hesitant to delete them. I don't know which ones I am required to
    keep! Normally, I remove all tracking cookies. But I am slowly coming around
    to allowing certain ones, if I can be sure they are from reputable companies
    that will not abuse my trust.

    So it is good to know that Messenger Plus! will still work, even if you
    don't allow the adware. Thanks ... vanilla
     
    vanilla, Oct 5, 2007
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    kashmiri Guest

    Come on, no EULA specifies that you MUST keep any cookies! Usually it just
    mentions that when you use the program cookies will be stored on your
    computer. Otherwise you can always delete them (some browsers even delete the
    cookies automatically).

    Besides, I don't think the adware in Messenger Plus does rely on cookies
    anyway. Having read so much you should know that whatever you are saying
    about cookies naturally applies only to the adware run within the browser.
    This is not the case with Messenger Plus.

    Regards,
    k.
     
    kashmiri, Oct 6, 2007
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    vanilla Guest

    Okay, kashmiri ... you got me. I actually know better than to post something
    without my documentation. I wish I had a printed copy or could find the file
    but I just did a search on EULA, *txt, *doc, and can't find it. I should
    have printed it out and kept it. But I declare that I did see this in a EULA
    within the last three or four months. I can't remember what I installed but
    I remember being shocked that it was actually in there. The EULA did use the
    actual word "cookie" and it did say that I would be required to keep them or
    my software may not work right or stop working. I wish I had printed it out
    or taken a screen shot.

    I understand your incredulity, really, and appreciate your being kind in
    your comments ... if I ever see it again, I will print it out or take a
    screen shot and come back and post it. Am printing all this out and taping
    it to the side of my desk (g) ... and dittos to Shane ... he said "exactly"
    so I gather he ain't buyin' it, either (g) ... but I'm not lyin', guys! It
    was there in the EULA! But I know I need to prove it so will cede to you
    guys ... 2 love (g) ... vanilla
     
    vanilla, Oct 7, 2007
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