Windows Live Messenger: Customizing Contact List

Windows Live Messenger by default shows all contacts in your list online or offline, as well as groups. Messenger’ll also show the tab bar, favorites, and What’s New feed. To customize contact list, you can click, contact list layout button next to the add contact button in Messenger. The Options window’ll appear with the layout options for your list. This’s […]

Windows Live Messenger by default shows all contacts in your list online or offline, as well as groups. Messenger’ll also show the tab bar, favorites, and What’s New feed. To customize contact list, you can click, contact list layout button next to the add contact button in Messenger. The Options window’ll appear with the layout options for your list. This’s where you can customize the layout of your contacts list in Messenger to fit your needs. To alleviate scrolling, you can uncheck “Show offline contacts”. From now on contacts that’re offline’ll not appear in contact list, until they come online. To consume less space on contacts list, you can view contacts list by different sizes in Messenger: Large, Medium, Small or Status only. If you don’t use Windows Live Groups, you can uncheck “Show groups” so this category doesn’t appear on your contact list. One last thing – did you know that Windows Live uses a unified contacts “store”? That means the same contacts you’ve in Messenger’re the same contacts you’ve in Hotmail or in Windows Live Mail on the PC.