Windows Live Essentials 'beta' out now!


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idk_

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!?!

Seems like it can take a little while to load.

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Bioran

Is Facebook chat available in this version yet? I remember seeing some screenshots of it working, but it isn't for me currently.

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idk_

Is Facebook chat available in this version yet? I remember seeing some screenshots of it working, but it isn't for me currently.

It's only available in some countries at the moment.

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vajlent

Seems like it can take a little while to load.

Problem solved! ;)

I deleted some folders and did a repair so it works again.

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tanjiajun_34

Beta 2 have facebook chat for me in Singapore.

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Bioran

It's only available in some countries at the moment.

Is there a specific download which enables the function? Or is it based on loc detection by MS only?

Also, did MS remove the badges?

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IpEFiX

Is there a specific download which enables the function? Or is it based on loc detection by MS only?

Just change your country to one where it is enabled (USA, France and I'm not sure of the others) in your account settings (http://account.live.com)

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Daimaah

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

It did for me. I was quite amazed to figure out that those BSODs were caused by this. Luckily it's not an issue anymore.

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gate1975mlm

I guess Microsoft will never fix the bug where Mail is downloaded even when you have no check mark next to "Check for new messages every" :(

Why Why Why is this so hard to fix???????

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Jamushroom

^It might be a option in your account settings.

To bad that Live Mail in Beta 2 crashes an awful lot :/

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Calum

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.

I've just been using the Windows Live Messenger beta and noticed that if you hover over a story from a page, you can hide that page from showing up within Messenger. For the time being, you could just do that for every page you see? Without having to hide anything, I'm still getting about half pages and half friends in my social feed, so I'm happy with that :)

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LightShadow

I've just been using the Windows Live Messenger beta and noticed that if you hover over a story from a page, you can hide that page from showing up within Messenger. For the time being, you could just do that for every page you see? Without having to hide anything, I'm still getting about half pages and half friends in my social feed, so I'm happy with that :)

That does not work effectively. I select hide "I use music to escape from my problems" and select hide updates from "I use music to escape from my problems".But it just links to the live sign in page and let's me choose what I see. Which is no help.

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way2quik

What I noticed in .810 is my settings won't properly save. I go to Sound > New Instant Message - Don't Play A Sound, and it will always revert back to Default (type).

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sanctified

I'm getting tired of these install errors "the installer could not open x registry key" that I've been experiencing with W7 64bits. anyone knows what causes this?

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Ironman273

So far it's been working great. I just have one complaint. I used to like being able to right click on the messenger icon in the taskbar and have it show how many emails I had. It also gave me the ability to click on it and open Windows Live Mail to read my email. Now I have to restore the Messenger window to check and click on the Inbox button. Is there somewhere I can post a suggestion for Microsoft?

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LightShadow

So far it's been working great. I just have one complaint. I used to like being able to right click on the messenger icon in the taskbar and have it show how many emails I had. It also gave me the ability to click on it and open Windows Live Mail to read my email. Now I have to restore the Messenger window to check and click on the Inbox button. Is there somewhere I can post a suggestion for Microsoft?

Here. They do listen, I asked them to implement webcam pausing back (And it got returned in the Refresh). And hoping for Video call volume to return too. But post there, and see what they say. Most of the time, they say they will pass it on to the product team. And say they will see if it will be included in a future release. (Hopefully either Beta 3/RC/Final)

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KeeperOfThePizza

Is there any way to remove the Ads at the bottom?

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o0o

Is there any way to remove the Ads at the bottom?

a patch will replace them with a still image box, but at this point there is no way to completely remove it.

It also removes the ad links frm the chat windows

http://apatch.org/

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ThisSiteHasLostItsCharm

so, did anyone have this problem making messenger useless? I got all the other programs to install & work fine in the end.

mrg2w.jpg

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soulburner

I have a question regardin Windows Live Mail.

Is there a way to change how the original messages are quoted when replying? I'd like it to be similar to how Thunderbird and gmail.com with the original message preceded with ">" in each line.

The same thing with replying to a newsgroup - the original message is quoted without the >'s.

Is there a way to change it? I can't find any options like this and google doesn't help either.

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StevenNT

so, did anyone have this problem making messenger useless? I got all the other programs to install & work fine in the end.

mrg2w.jpg

Yes I have that problem at work. I'm behind an ISA 2006 Proxy Server with the ISA 2006 Firewall Client installed, have a rule to allow "All Outbound traffic" out. So not sure why it does not work while the previous version worked fine. :(

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ThisSiteHasLostItsCharm

Yes I have that problem at work. I'm behind an ISA 2006 Proxy Server with the ISA 2006 Firewall Client installed, have a rule to allow "All Outbound traffic" out. So not sure why it does not work while the previous version worked fine. :(

at least I'm not the only one :laugh: oh well, I'll just wait for the next beta or final, I hardly use messenger anymore anyway, but it would be nice if it actually signed in.

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Zkal

Anyone have an issue where the new Messenger keeps menubar on in tabbed convos eventhough I've chosen it not to show the menubar? It's kinda annoying.

EDIT: Just tried on my other account and it works fine Oo

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+kpo6969

Wasn't there supposed to be a beta refresh released today? I thought I read that somewhere.

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BlueDraGon

Wasn't there supposed to be a beta refresh released today? I thought I read that somewhere.

Someone posted it's on the 10th of September when WLM Essentials 2011 hits RC (public milestone), but I don't know where he got that info from.

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