Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista
Yahoo show off new yahoo messenger for Windows vista on CES. This has give users an opportunity a sneak preview of what it will be like to use a new and improved version of Yahoo Messenger on Microsoft’s Windows Vista. Meanwhile, they also havea video and blog about Vista Yahoo messenger.
Vista Yahoo Messenger still under development and the public beta of vista yahoo messenger will be launched during second quarter of 2007. Some of the new features are:
- Tabbed Chat Conversation
- Use the integrated Yahoo! Messenger Sidebar gadget to keep up with the friends that matter most
- Also add Windows Liveâ„¢ Messenger friends to your contact list to see when they’re online and IM them
- Keep conversations organized by dragging and dropping them into one tabbed window
- Brand new emoticons, program icons and alert sounds
- Instantly change the look and feel of your Yahoo! Messenger interface
- Automatic groups are created in your contact list based on your Yahoo! interests
On technology, Yahoo has used the new GUI (graphical user interface) development framework in Vista called Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) as the basis for several of the new features of Messenger. New abilities to scale up in size the avatar and contact information for people in a user’s contact list, a colour wheel that allows users to choose a new color for Messenger’s skin, and a feature that shows a large-sized emoticon that goes beyond the boundaries of the Messenger window before shrinking to its normal size all use WPF, Jacobson says.
Anyway, i like the new vista yahoo messenger design which is clean and flexible. Don’t know whether it can add on other plugin on the vista yahoo messenger