Yahoo Messenger for Vista
|May 18, 2012||Posted by admin||
In preparation of Windows Vista, Yahoo has decided to rebuild its popular instant messaging software from scratch. The new Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista will take advantage of Vistaâ€™s new graphical subsystem called Windows Presentation Foundation (It was code-named Avalon before).
Windows Presentation Foundation will bring some significant improvement to the look and feel of the software. Some noticeable change would be: smoother animation, better looking animations, improved scaling and transparency.
The Contact List
The first noticeable change to the contact list is your contactsâ€™ info and avatar would automatically scale up when you place your mouse over on a contact.
An iPhoto-like slider is available at the bottom of the contact list which would allow the users to resize the contact list depending on the usersâ€™ preferences. When you resize the contact list to very large, you will be able to see your friends status on Yahoo services such as Flickr, Yahoo! 360, etc.
Similar to Adium, Yahoo Messenger for Vista will feature tab chats which will allow you to organize multiple chat windows into a single window.
To turn a single chat window into a tab, all you have to do is drag the window and drop it onto another chat window. Drag a tab out of a window and the chat window will reappear.
I hope Yahoo will allow users to set tab chat as the default chat window mode. So when you started a new chat with friends, a new tab will automatically appear.
You can now share your flickr photos right from your chat windows.
hoo Messenger for Windows Vista will also take advantage of Windows Sidebar, a panel for Desktop Gadgets (a.k.a Widgets) located on the side of your Windows Vista desktop.
The new Yahoo Messenger will include a custom Yahoo Messenger gadget which will allow you to drag someone from the contact list to the gadget. The gadget will then show whether that particular contact is available or not.
A rather obtrusive feature is the new animated emoticons. Similar to Windows Live Messenger, you can now send a large animated emoticon which will automatically shrink to normal size.
Iâ€™m not sure when the software will be available, you can now leave your e-mail address on Yahoo Messenger for Vista web. They will let you know when itâ€™s ready. Meanwhile, you can preview the video of Yahoo Messenger for Vista.