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MSN Messenger Tricks - tips, tricks and secrets for MSN 7 and 7.5 + Windows Live Messenger
MSN Messenger Tricks - tips, tricks and secrets for MSN 7 and 7.5 + Windows Live Messenger

MSN Messenger Tips and Tricks

In this section of Messenger Tools you will find loads of MSN Messenger tricks and tips and secrets, so keep reading!

Secret and Hidden MSN Emoticons

MSN Messenger contains some secret and hidden emoticons! You can get all the info you need on these emoticons from our Secret & Hidden MSN Emoticons page!

Web Links in MSN Messenger 7.5

MSN Messenger 7.5 introduced some new functionality in form of links that can interact with MSN Messenger 7.5 from Internet Explorer. Read more about them Here and get some sample code to use from Here!

Sending Unlimited Nudges

Update: This trick no longer works in MSN Messenger 7.5 or newer!

Nudges are a new feature in MSN Messenger 7 which are used to get your contact's attention, similar to Yahoo's 'buzz' feature, if not exactly the same! With this little trick you can send unlimited nudges to a contact, but keep in mind that contacts who have their status set to busy, will not see or hear the effect of an MSN Nudge, or they could have simply disabled the Nudge feature on their computer. Anyway, on to the trick...

To send unlimited Nudges in MSN Messenger in 3 easy steps:

  1. Set your status to Busy in MSN Messenger
  2. Open a conversation with the contact you wish to Nudge Bomb
  3. Click the Nudge button repeatedly, as many times as you like!
And that all there is to it. This trick has last been tested and confirmed working on MSN Messenger 7.0.0813.

Stealing or Copying Custom Emoticons from Contacts

When one of your contacts uses a custom emoticon in a conversation with you, you can Copy or 'Steal' the emoticon in MSN Messenger 7! To do this, try the following when you see a contact use a custom emoticon:

  1. Right Click on the emoticon so that a context menu appears (It should pop up)
  2. Click on Add... or in some cases Get this Emoticon in the menu
  3. You will now be prompted to enter information about the emoticon (such as its keyboard shortcut and name), enter this info and click OK to dismiss the dialog.
  4. You can now use the newly added emoticon for yourself!
This trick has been verified working on MSN Messenger 7.0 build 0813, but there have been reports of the Add... option going missing for some users, the cause of this is not yet known.

New default emoticon in MSN Messenger 7

A new emoticon has been added to the default set of emoticons in MSN Messenger... a Goat!

The new Goat emoticon in MSN Messenger 7

The keyboard shortcut for using the new goat emoticon is (nah). Since this emoticon is new in MSN Messenger 7, users of MSN Messenger 6.2 will not be able to see it if you send it to them.

Zooming in and out in conversations in MSN 6 & 7

In MSN Messenger 6 and 7 you can zoom in and out of chat text in conversations (The text you write, the conversation text and also the Status text which appears in a yellow box below your contacts name and email address). To do this, follow these simple steps:

  • Place your mouse over any of the above mentioned areas to zoom in and out, then hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard.
  • Now move your mouse scroller forward and backwards to zoom in and out! Be sure to remember what the original size was in order to reset it if needed!
And thats all there is to it!

This information has last been updated on the 2nd of September, 2005.

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