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Messenger Plus! 3.20.100

Posted on Monday, September 20 2004 @ 17:50:18 CEST by LSDsmurf

Messenger Plus! 3.20.100 Version
  • New feature added: floating contacts
    • The Plus! icon menu (the one appearing on the left side of your contact's names in the contact list) now offers a "Display on desktop" option. This option lets you create floating windows on your desktop for quick access to some of your contacts. It allows you to keep a look at your most favorite contacts without having to leave your contact list opened.
    • Right clicking on a floating window displays a menu with many options. Left clicking lets you move the window around and it automatically docks itself with other floating windows (press Ctrl key to disable docking).
    • As many floating windows as you want can be created, one by contact only. Each one has its own display properties accessible in the "Display Settings" popup menu. The border color, the text color and the background color can be changed to quickly identify your contacts.
    • Transparency can be set (and is set by default) for each floating window. A mouse over effect makes the whole thing looks nicer.
    • The tooltip for these windows display the real contact's name, his current status and additional notes as written in the Contact Information panel.
    • The "CtcDetachStatusOnly" registry setting allows you to always display the real status of your contacts, and not special status things like "blocked".
    • If this feature becomes popular, it will be improved. I have a lot of ideas for it :).
  • The encryption password problem has finally been fixed! your password will never changed by itself again if you use the "remember my password" option. If you're upgrading, Messenger Plus! will ask you again for your password to make sure the correct one is stored.
  • Messenger Plus! is now entirely compatible with Windows Messenger 4.7.3000 (released with Windows XP SP2). Note that some features are still not available for Windows Messenger and will never be (at least, as long as Windows Messenger stays a second class Messenger client for home users).
  • The Event Viewer window now displays a tooltip with all the information pertinent to the selected event, including the date.
  • The bug in the "Hide Advertisement Banner" feature introduced by MSN Messenger 6 has finally been solved, no more ads will show on top of your contact list.
  • You can now chose to auto-accept only file transfers and not web cams or other kind of requests. The inverse is also possible (only available in MSN Messenger 6.0 and above).
  • The command list and contact list helpers have been greatly improved.
    • The helpers now stay displayed while you type the beginning of a command/contact name and automatically select the best match.
    • Pressing the Ctrl key while in the contact list helper toggles the new view-by-email mode.
  • The size of the Messenger Plus! notification windows shouldn't be altered by the display of MSN Alerts notifications anymore.
  • The setup works fine when it is renamed msgplus.exe.
  • The enhanced Plus! icon in the contact list window is displayed a little more faster so that more people can notice it.
  • The "Rename Contact" popup window has been redesigned.
  • Word filters of a length of 1 character are now accepted.
  • Some MSN Messenger related Plus! options were changed when they were edited in Windows Messenger: not anymore.
  • Commands in contact's names/emails can't be executed by the (!N) and (!M) tags anymore.
  • The (!IP) tag now does what is should have have done: it returns the one, real, internet IP of your computer. This is achieved by getting a special page on the msgplus.net network that returns the IP of the requester. The old behavior or (!IP) is now available through a new (!IPN) tag (IP Network) and can still be useful in corporate and lan-party environments.
  • The menu of the Plus! icon displayed in the chat windows toolbar now appears more quickly on older computers.
  • The Plugin API has been improved in many ways:
    • The new and awaited SetNewName() function lets you change the name of the currently signed-in user.
    • I took the time to create a brand new sample in Visual C++ 7 and Visual Basic .NET. This plugin is an event viewer similar to the one that uses Messenger Plus! (actually, it contains some code directly taken from Plus!). It demonstrates many new techniques, especially the use of the Messenger API and events.
    • The plugin package has been totally reorganized for better clarity. The MSN/Windows Messenger API has been included and is used by the new Visual C++ 7 sample.
  • The Auto-Accept feature now works properly in Windows 98 and Windows ME.
  • The menus of your instant message windows are properly updated when plugins are added or removed dynamically.
  • A new option has been added in the preferences panel to allow sending periodic statistics to the msgplus.net server. These statistics are just a couple of numerical data such as "Quick Text was used" or "Plus! icon was clicked". Obviously, nothing personal (such as chat logs or contact emails) is sent. The data collected will help me concentrate on the features that are used the most in the future updates. The option is on by default and can be turned off permanently in the "General OptionsLocal Settings" section of the preferences. Last note about this: no statistic is send during the first week of use, that way, you have plenty of time to discover the option and turn it of if you desire.
  • Added "MenuInclude" registry setting for quick text. Use it if you don't want some of your quick texts to be included in the enhanced Plus! Icon menu of your instant message windows.
  • Custom Emoticons that use one character for their shortcut can now be mixed with Messenger Plus! features (commands, word filters, ...).
  • Added "ShowNotMinimised" registry setting. Use it if you want new chat windows not to be displayed minimized when they are created.
  • The "MultiFormatColorPanel" and "HandleNotificationRClick" registry settings have been declared obsolete and are not supported anymore.
  • No more problem when using Custom Names and talking to a contact who uses Web Messenger.
  • The parameters of some commands are now trimmed automatically (spaces at the beginning are removed).
  • The Afrikaans, Indonesian, Bosnian, Galego, and Valencian translations have been removed from the main distribution package. They will be available on the web site as separate downloads.
  • A couple of other minor fixes.

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