Version - 19/12/2003
Important internal change regarding the way Messenger is
accessed by Messenger Plus!. The goal of this change is to minimize problems
caused by Windows Messenger in Windows XP.
New feature: come-back messages! you've been asking for this
since the existence of Messenger Plus!, you know have it thanks to the
popup-menu integration added in the version 2.50 two months ago. This
feature lets you record a message for an offline contact that will be sent
the next times the contact signs-in.
The "Set Come-back Message" menu entry is
grayed-out when the contact is not offline.
Messages are sent like Personalised Status auto messages
with the only difference that they are not displayed in italic.
To avoid flooding your contacts, come-back messages are
sent only 7 to 15 seconds after the contact signs-in.
You can use commands as come-back message. This can be
used, for example, to automatically send a file to someone you were
waiting for (with the /dropfile command).
Do not abuse this feature or it will get very annoying for
your contacts. If you over-use come-back messages, you'll probably
end-up being blocked :). Also, do not ask for the feature to be improved
by allowing to set a come-back message when the user is signed in but
his status is not Online; that is completely unnecessary and could be
quite annoying for your contacts.
You can now use the (!M) and (!N) tags in your custom names to
automatically add the email or the original name of your contact. You can
use each tag only once per name. Example: "Charlot [(!N)]".
Added security features to allow proper uninstallation of the
sponsor if the setup has been deleted. Some software such Adaware detect the
sponsor setup file and delete it. You can think it's a good thing until you
realize that the sponsor is still installed and that it can't be uninstalled
anymore as a result. Software like Adaware make people think that all
sponsor programs are designed to be uninstallable while they are the one who
prevent proper uninstallation by screwing up the setup files. No software
can be uninstalled when some of its core files are missing. Because I care
more about my users than these companies do, I improved the uninstaller to
automatically recover the sponsor setup file if it's missing thus, improving
your chances of recovery if you ran an automatic advertisement removal
Uninstaller improved to do more cleaning after the computer is
restarted (inoffensive temporary files were sometimes left by the sponsor
No more notification popups when the screensaver is running
(that way, it doesn't look ugly and also, you don't miss schedules because
your computer is idle).
Added "ValidateQuickIconKey" registry setting to
display the quick icon panel when a parenthesis is pressed, even if the
character before is :, - or '. Can be useful if you use
the : character in your custom emoticons.
Added "UseTagForCustomName" registry setting to
disable the display of Personalised Status tags in the contact list when
Custom Names are enabled.
Added "ImprovePopupMenus" registry setting to prevent
entries to be added in Messenger popup menus. That's for those of you who
really like pointless customization ;).
No more crash when using the Boss Protection or Instant Lock
mode while a Plus! notification popup is displayed.
New languages added: Afrikaans, Portuguêse (Brazil).
The Quick Icon configuration panel for custom emoticons now
allows to reorganize the order of the entries in the list (which corresponds
to the position of the icons in the Quick Icon panel).
Windows 95/98/Me and NT4/2000/XP/2003
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