Exclusive: New sharing folders icon?


Posted by the andyman on Tue 28 Nov 2006 (20:50 GMT) (3501 views)
I have got hold of a (slightly blurred) screenshot which appears to show a new icon for sharing folders in the conversation window in future versions/builds of Windows Live Messenger.

After our previous exclusive on some of the other icons changing before the release of the final version of Messenger it looks like Microsoft still aren't satisfied with some of their icons.

The new sharing folders icon is a lot less XP style and a lot more Vista style, and matches the one in the "dashboard" area at the top of the main contact list.


The screenshot also seemed to show that in future there may be an option to not display a contact's email address after their personal message in the conversation window.


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Comments:

Comment by Matty
Posted on Sat 03 Mar 2007 (19:28 GMT)
These icons can be found in the messenger directory, just follow these steps:
1. Backup msgsres.dll so that if you screw up you don't have to reinstall/repair messenger.
2. Open msgrvsta.thm in Resource Hacker.
3. Navigate to Version Info - 1 - Language code
4. Right click on the language code and delete the resource.
5. Go to File - Save As...
6. From the "Save as type" area, change the drop down to "Resource Files (*.res)" and save the file as vistathm.res
7. Open msgsres.dll in reshacker.
8. Go to Action - Update All Resources...
9. Select the vistathm.res and click ok.
10. It should tell you that 7 resources were updated.
11. Save msgsres.dll
12. Start messenger again.


Comment by the andyman
Posted on Mon 08 Jan 2007 (17:12 GMT)
I get the feeling that the new icon may be a different one that is shown if you are running WLM on Vista as that screenshot is of WLM on Vista and the folder is a Vista style one compared to the current XP style one.


Comment by the andyman
Posted on Wed 29 Nov 2006 (16:34 GMT)
Sorry, it's not in that edited screenshot above but in the original screenshot it showed a contact's personal message and then nothing after it except the "flair" design which was so close to the personal message it didn't look like the email address could've been edited out.


Comment by .Lou
Posted on Tue 28 Nov 2006 (22:06 GMT)
The screenshot also seemed to show that in future there may be an option to not display a contact's email address after their personal message in the conversation window.
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