Yahoo Messenger title bar "inactive"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Nick D., Dec 30, 2007.

  1. Nick D.

    Nick D. Guest

    Vista Home Prem on Dell Inspiron. Installed Yahoo Messenger. After
    signing in buddy list window opens in upper right corner of desktop and is
    stuck there. Can't grab the title bar and drag it anywhere. Also the Min,
    Max, Close buttons don't work. Have to right click and select the options
    from the menu. Yesterday, my desktop went blank, I got an error message
    saying explorer crashed, then it seemed to restore itself and the desktop
    came back. When it did, the Yahoo buddy list window behaved normally. I
    could left click on the title bar and drag it around and I could click any
    of the Min, Max, Close buttons and they worked. This morning after
    starting the computer and opening Yahoo Messenger it's back to a dead title
    bar. Any ideas why this is happening and how to fix it?
     
    Nick D., Dec 30, 2007
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  2. Which version of Yahoo Messenger is this? Have you tried reinstalling the
    software or install the latest version?
     
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Dec 30, 2007
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  3. Nick D.

    BChat Guest

    Vista Home Prem on Dell Inspiron. Installed Yahoo Messenger. After
    signing in buddy list window opens in upper right corner of desktop and is
    stuck there. Can't grab the title bar and drag it anywhere. Also the Min,
    Max, Close buttons don't work. Have to right click and select the options
    from the menu. Yesterday, my desktop went blank, I got an error message
    saying explorer crashed, then it seemed to restore itself and the desktop
    came back. When it did, the Yahoo buddy list window behaved normally. I
    could left click on the title bar and drag it around and I could click any
    of the Min, Max, Close buttons and they worked. This morning after
    starting the computer and opening Yahoo Messenger it's back to a dead title
    bar. Any ideas why this is happening and how to fix it?


    I have the same problem - version 8.1.0.421
     
    BChat, Dec 30, 2007
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  4. Nick D.

    Nick D. Guest

    Same version I have. I think it's the latest, only installed it from
    Yahoo's site 5 days ago. Guess I could try uninstalling and reinstalling
    again. They do show a version 9 beta on their site. Don't know if I want
    to mess around with betas, though.
     
    Nick D., Dec 30, 2007
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  5. Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Dec 30, 2007
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  6. Nick D.

    BChat Guest

    Same version I have. I think it's the latest, only installed it from
    Yahoo's site 5 days ago. Guess I could try uninstalling and reinstalling
    again. They do show a version 9 beta on their site. Don't know if I want
    to mess around with betas, though.


    Nick,

    I installed the beta version right over the other one - seems to be OK.
    With both versions I got a couple of ''**** won't open, blah blah blah"
    I ignored them all.
    I am running Ultimate w/SP1 RC1 - fwiw
     
    BChat, Dec 30, 2007
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