Softpedia Editor's Review for Yahoo! Messenger Tweaker
This application helps you personalize your Yahoo! messenger.
Written by Giorgiana Arghire on June 21st, 2012
As popular as it may be, Yahoo! Messenger still has certain drawbacks that prevents users from fully content with its functions. For example, it displays advertisements that can be both distracting and annoying, or one can only launch a single instance at a time. Those who want to remove these shortcomings can try Yahoo! Messenger Tweaker.
In order to run this application, users simply need to double-click its executable and start enjoying it, as they are not required to install anything on their computer.
The interface is user-friendly and each of its features is clearly presented so that even beginners can understand their role. It needs to be mentioned that in order to successfully apply any changes, it is recommended to restart Yahoo! Messenger.
The software allows users to get rid of the ads from the main window of Y! Messenger, as well as enable it to run in multiple instances, so that several accounts are logged in simultaneously.
Due to this tool, users can also organize their chats in tabs rather than in individual windows. The downside of this feature is that one might overlook a flashing tab that notifies a new message thus missing out on a conversation.
Another handy use for Yahoo! Messenger Tweaker is that it can download the avatar of any username one types – the target account does not even need to be online and it does not need to exist within the contact list of the person performing the downloading.
This app can also help people personalize their chat client by modifying the titlebar or by replacing the default login animation with a new one (users can even select a custom SWF file from their own PC).
To sum up, Yahoo! Messenger Tweaker is a valuable utility for those who want more from their Y! Messenger, as long as they still use old versions like 8 or 9. For editions newer than this, some of the functions might not work as expected. Luckily, the initial configuration can be restored with a single mouse click.
Yahoo! Messenger Tweaker description
Here are some key features of "Yahoo! Messenger Tweaker":
· Enable multiple instances
· Remove Ads
· Enable tabs
· Fix (cannot see what I type)
· Save password for ID
· Rename titlebar
· Change login animation
· Clear status messages
· Grab user avatar
· Yahoo! Messenger 8/9
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Maintenance build