Windows Live Essentials 'beta' out now!


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Calum

Sorry but this is how a messenger should look like ...

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No, no. Sorry, but this is how an instant messenger should look:

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Ahh, the beauty of opinion :)

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ThisSiteHasLostItsCharm

anyone what Error Code: 80070422 means? I can't sign into messenger. Everything installed fine, I just get that error saying Service is unavailable.

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LightShadow

Anyone know how to remove fanpages from the feed? I hate that on the Social feed, All I see is just the stupid fanpage posts I see and hardly any friend posts :/ And I don't want to go remove every fanpage as I have liked quite a few... Bit pointless if it's just showing posts I don't care about.

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Chasethebase

After it kept making my WiFi connection drop I won't be installing the newest beta. Will stick with Wave 3 until it hits stable.

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Jamushroom

^When you click on it you can type on it, though you wont be able to see what you're typing. Also, once you're done with "Sharing something new", you wont be able to see what you've actually typed.

Also, the current "Options" dialog looks ugly but they did improve it a whole lot :p

I was wrong with this by quickly jumping to this conclusion. They actually DID fix this because I'm now able to see what I type and once I've hit enter, it still shows me what I have typed. It does still act somewhat buggy though.

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Calum

Anyone know how to remove fanpages from the feed? I hate that on the Social feed, All I see is just the stupid fanpage posts I see and hardly any friend posts :/ And I don't want to go remove every fanpage as I have liked quite a few... Bit pointless if it's just showing posts I don't care about.

It may show a lot of fan page updates, but it doesn't only show those, so your assessment that it's "just showing posts [you] don't care about" doesn't seem to make sense to me.

Have you tried hiding the fan page from just your feed on the Facebook web interface? :) I don't know whether that will also hide them from Messenger and other applications, but it's worth a try.

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LightShadow

I'll try that. But the thing is, it's supposed to be social and show friend pages. Not every single friend page. So I'm gonna have to hide a lot. And it shows more than Facebook itself.

If I look on WLM, near 90% of the posts on it are from Fanpages and then the rest from friends.

But Go on Facebook, and most of them fanpage posts are not on my feed, but loads of friend posts.

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Gaffney

Is there no way I can make this beta a separate install from my current version ?

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LightShadow

Is there no way I can make this beta a separate install from my current version ?

I think the whole suite has to be 2009/2011. But if you want you could run the Portable Version of Messenger 2009. It's setting files and all that run in a single folder from where ever you launch the .exe. And it does sometimes refuse to sign in, but you can get it to be running at the same time as 2011. But it can be temperamental.

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Jamushroom

Hm, it would actually be nice we were able to hide the formatting bar in a convo window. Not that I'm annoyed by it but I never use it to be honest :p

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LightShadow

Hm, it would actually be nice we were able to hide the formatting bar in a convo window. Not that I'm annoyed by it but I never use it to be honest :p

Do you mean the bar under the text imput? If so, it's needed as it has all the options such as Emoticons/Winks,Nudges,Fonts,Video Call etc.

Hm, it would actually be nice we were able to hide the formatting bar in a convo window. Not that I'm annoyed by it but I never use it to be honest :p

Do you mean the bar under the text imput? If so, it's needed as it has all the options such as Emoticons/Winks,Nudges,Fonts,Video Call etc.

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BajiRav

The performance of Movie Maker has improved a lot over beta1. It can actually import AVCHD files now.

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soulburner

Is there a place where I can send feedback to MS about the beta?

There's this one thing that I hate in Windows Live Mail since forever - fonts (in)consistency. Options and all message boxes use the Microsoft Sans Serif font! Not only is it inconsistent (I thought Segoe UI should be everywhere by now), it's ugly as hell.

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Fabian-

I keep getting 81000306 when trying to sign in, started happening after I updated to Beta 2. I actually rolled back to v14 and it somehow broke that one too, it wouldn't sign in either tongue.gif. Tried a bunch of things to try and get it working (i.e. http://www.windowslivehelp.com/solution.aspx?solutionid=a98f0a08-91cb-40f7-ab9c-c51984e8c9d8) but no luck, I had to use ZapMessenger to completely remove everything and install v14 again

Guess I'll wait for the final release...

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Jamushroom

Do you mean the bar under the text imput? If so, it's needed as it has all the options such as Emoticons/Winks,Nudges,Fonts,Video Call etc.

I know, but I don't use all of these options. I know all the key combinations for the few Emoticon out of my head. So I'd rather have an option to hide/show the bar.

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Unimatrix Xero

whats the build number of the new WLM?

mines 15.4.3002.810

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Jamushroom

^That's the new build number :)

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LightShadow

New thing I just discovered in WLM. Now for Video call, you have the option in call to switch speakers/microphone and webcam. And the option to pause webcam is back :D

Now I just need them to bring the volumes back.

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LightShadow

Also, there are quite a few new default winks included :) They are so funny and awesome. And some new emoticons too!

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revanmj

According to LiveSide MS have fixed "No internet connection" problem in WLE installer.

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ThisSiteHasLostItsCharm

I hope the final product works better than what they are churning out at the moment, I had to re-install it 3 times before live mail would let me open my emails. Messenger still refuses to connect, so I will remove that and go back to the current non beta. The only thing that seems to work fine is the photo gallery app. I don't use any of the other stuff.

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revanmj

I hope the final product works better than what they are churning out at the moment, I had to re-install it 3 times before live mail would let me open my emails. Messenger still refuses to connect, so I will remove that and go back to the current non beta. The only thing that seems to work fine is the photo gallery app. I don't use any of the other stuff.

This is why they call it "beta" :)

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IpEFiX

Hello there,

I've installed beta 2 and I have a question about Facebook contacts : is there a way to hide offline contacts ? I checked the adequate box in the options but that only applies to my non-Facebook contacts :( And, as Facebook pages are included as Facebook friends in that list, that's a looooooong one that I'd like to hide :p

Thanks in advance

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way2quik

I hope BETA 2 fixes the BSOD everytime I quit a full screen game.

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vajlent

Anyone else having trouble opening/replying to email in Windows Live Mail the latest beta (desktop app) version (build 15.04.3002.0810)?

I just get error messages that a problem has occurred!?!

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