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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-21-2007, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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'Expanding ads' in MSN messenger

These things are p*ssing me right off. Every time I accidentally 'mouse over' the box, it expands and plays some memory-draining advert. The 'close' icon on the latest one doesnt even appear until after it's finished and even then it's about 2mm wide so I end up clicking the ad and get further f'n pop-ups! The movie it is advertising is now the last thing I ever want to see.

Whoever designed these things should be shot.

Mind you, I've also seen adverts on MSN for dodgy adult chat sites. WTF? This thing is used mostly by kids.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-21-2007, 03:53 PM
 
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Re: 'Expanding ads' in MSN messenger

+1. if i minimise the messanger main screen the ad pops up beside the start menu.

although its still the best IM ever.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-30-2007, 06:23 PM
 
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Re: 'Expanding ads' in MSN messenger

Either get Pidgin, which supports all clients, or get MSN Plus. MSN Plus offers tons of tweaks in a very easy to install manner. You can get rid of ads, and add in quite a few features (including a script server if you want to screw with people)
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-30-2007, 08:20 PM
 
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Re: 'Expanding ads' in MSN messenger

Or get trillian.

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