How can I use the “Windows Live Call Button” on my headphone to answer a call with Skype?

Question Webcams and headphones from Microsoft (like for example the LifeChat ZX-6000, in my case) have a button which can be used only with Windows Live Messenger, to answer a call. There is no option provided to configure it so that it would launch a program, or work in another communicator, in the given drivers. [...]

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Why doesn’t Windows Live Messenger work on Google Chrome?

Question If Google chat can be integrated over http:80 seamlessly in the gmail interface in Chrome, why can’t Messenger? Is it a play on Microsoft’s part to prevent novice users from moving away from IE? Asked by Kaiser Advisor Answer Web Service Meebo does exactly that. Microsoft simply doesn’t see it as something that’s worthwhile. [...]

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Can I Supress the Windows Live Messenger Taskbar “Flashing”?

Question Is it possible, using a registry hack or some other method, to supress the taskbar “flashing” when someone sends me an instant message? Asked by Mitch Answer This is a registry specific feature. When a window is opened it will either appear over an existing window or it will appear minimised on the toolbar [...]

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