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messenger plusA new version of the popular customization addon for Live Messenger is out: Messenger Plus! Live 4.81.358.

Messenger Plus! Live is the one essential add-on for Windows Live Messenger, period. Installed more than 400 million times since 2001, when it started as a simple add-on for MSN Messenger 3, Messenger Plus! is guaranteed to improve your Messenger experience by leaps and bounds. You won't just get a couple of new options, what you'll get is a whole new dimension for the Windows Live Messenger software.

Among it's best features are:

  • Tabbet chat window
  • Colors, Formatting and Commands
  • Custom Sounds
  • Quick texts: customizable messages that can be sent with a simple shortcut or typed command.
  • Personalized Status
  • Contacts on Desktop
  • Multi-Messenger (login to more than one account in the same time)
  • Event Viewer and Logging
  • Messenger Lock
  • Contact List Clean-up
  • Support for skins.
  • Support for scripts, including Twitter in Windows Live Messenger!

For a full list of features and explanations, see this page.

Change log (4.81.358):
  • Directories and files in the log viewer are now sorted chronologically, when possible.
  • Added "OverrideImgTransfer" registry setting. If set to true (1), Messenger Plus! forces a JPG file to be sent in a file transfer when a picture is pasted in a conversation. Especially useful if you do not like Photo Sharing in Messenger 2009.
  • Fixed: custom emoticons that are assigned keyboard shortcuts such as "!" prevent emotion sounds to be sent properly.
  • In order to accelerate the uninstaller, scripts and skins removed during uninstallation are now deleted instead of moved to the Recycle Bin.
  • Fixed: Log Viewer does not display long chat logs properly when Internet Explorer 8 is installed (I consider this to be a bug in the way IE8 emulates IE7 for WebBrowser controls with Transitional XHTML).
  • Fixed: pressing Ctrl+A in a multi-line edit box doesn't have any effect.
  • Scripts. ChatWnd::SendMessage() can now be used with an empty message parameter to send the text currently present in the typing area.
  • Fixed: the Emotion Sound panel is not properly placed in the chat window when 20 sounds or more are displayed at the same time.
  • Fixed: some preferences windows and skin option panels may not be properly scrolled with the middle button of some mouses.