|Setting Messenger Preferences||Changing Messenger’s Window Colors||Controlling Alerts and Sounds|
Yahoo! Messenger comes to you ready to use. We’ve set it up so that all you have to do is sign in and start communicating. But, you aren’t part of a cookie-cutter world, and we know that. So, we give you the tools to customize Messenger in a way that works best for you. Below are just a few of the things you can do:
Personalize your instant messages by changing the font style and color and by using emoticons and Audibles. The Personalizing Your IM Conversations tutorial shows you how.
Create and share a display image. Learn how in the Showing Your Personality With Display Images tutorial.
Protect yourself from unwanted communications. See the Protecting Your Privacy tutorial for more information.
Set your preferences in the Messenger Preferences window. Here you can tell Messenger how to behave when you close the Messenger window, what to do with instant messages sent by your contacts and unknown contacts, who to ignore, and much more. This task shows you how to work with the Preferences window
Open the Messenger Preferences window from the main window by clicking Messenger, then selecting Preferences from the menu or from the conversation window by clicking Conversation, then selecting Preferences.
Select a category from the list on the left side of the window.
Set your preferences for that category on the right side of the window.
Click the OK button.
Yahoo! Messenger uses your new settings.
Take a moment to look at the different categories. You may find a few that you’d like to modify. We think Alerts & Sounds is an important category, so we’ve added a specific task on that subject.