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See Disabling the tabs in Messenger for a good explanation on how to use the registry editor. Use this guide at your own risk.

Most changes require you to close all conversation windows and reopen them after you made the change.

MSNMessenger

AntiVirus
Full path to Anti virus software.
DisableTabs
Set to 1 to remove the tabs in the contact list. See Disabling the tabs in Messenger for a step-by-step explanation.

PerPassportSettings

Each email address you use to log in into MSN Messenger has an unique numbered entry under the PerPassportSettings. Under each number you can find the following keys:

AllowBuzz
A value of 1 allows people to send you Nudges. Set to 0 to disallow Nudges. Also available as Options: Messages.
IM Color
Font color of your instant messages. This is a hexadecimal value of the form rrggbb00. So the left most 2 hexadecimal digits define the amount of red, the next two to the amount of green, etc.. You can just use "HTML colors". Remove the # and don't forget to add two zeroes to the end. For example: #ff6600 should be entered as: ff 66 00 00.
FrameHidden
A value of 01 00 00 00 hides the frame of the conversation window. A value of 00 00 00 00 shows the frame. You can switch the value with the button with two arrows left of the Invite icon.
IMTBHide
Removes the toolbar above the message input line if you set it to 00 00 00 00. The default value is 01 00 00 00.
InkColor
The color of the ink in handwrite mode. This is a hexadecimal value of the form rrggbb00. So the left most 2 hexadecimal digits define the amount of red, the next two to the amount of green, etc.. You can just use "HTML colors". Remove the # and don't forget to add two zeroes to the end. For example: #ff6600 should be entered as: ff 66 00 00. See Handwriting with Messenger 7.0 beta on how to enable ink.
InkPenSize

Sets the point size in handwrite mode:

A value of ff 0f 00 00 gives a huge point size. Sadly the value is reset after you press send. Be careful with very big values like ff ff 00 00, since the pen will fill most of your screen.

InkRuleHeight, InkRuleWidth

Sets the width and height of the grid in handwrite mode.

ShowTaskBar
Removes the icons on top of the conversation window if you set it to 00 00 00 00. The default value is 01 00 00 00.

Note: the guide is still under construction

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