Friday, July 4, 2008

Run multiple Yahoo Messengers at the same time

ym I'm not sure why some people needs to have multiple instances of Yahoo! Messengers on at the same time. Maybe they have a separate ID for friends and business contacts that they don't want to mix up.

Well here's a simple registry hack that can help you login to your different accounts in Yahoo! Messenger. Close your YM first before editing your registry.

  • Go to Start > Run then type regedit and hit Enter
  • Navigate down to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > yahoo > pager > Test
  • Click on the right pane, and go to Edit > New > DWORD value


  • Enter Plural as the name and set its value to 1

That's it! I tried this on Yahoo Messenger 8 running Windows XP and it works perfectly. I'm not sure if it also works with Vista but just delete the New Value that you created to revert your registry back.


If you're afraid of manually editing your registry, you can download this registry patch instead. Just extract the .reg file, double-click on it and click yes to apply the patch.


Keith said...

I was chatting with many folks at the same time... I would not say my intentions at the time were of questionable calibre.

But, I will say that my world became complicated when I typed one lady's name in the wrong chat box. My life is less complicated njow.

I think multiple identities is a sign of mental illness. I move forward with caution on that one.

Keith said...

But, I do know I was given opportunity to use one man's computer, and lost in a quandary when I had to erase his Yahoo identity from the computer to check my own mail

Pinoy WebSurfer said...

somehow i agree with you regarding multiple identities. it might seem like harmless at first but eventually it'll be just nuisance.

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