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    I just got my Lumia 920 and I am reasonably happy.

    But here is one thing that drives me crazy. I can't find out where I turn of live messenger, or at least notifications for live messenger. I use the Skype client for live messenger on my computer, so I really don't need my phone to beep every time someone sends me a message. I am not interested in turning of notifications for Facebook chat. I use Facebook chat private, while live messenger is more of a work thing. So it is not a good solution to set my availability to offline etc, as I this would affect both accounts.

    I have tried searching all over this forum and all over the reset of the web, but I can't find a solution for this.

    Can anybody help me?
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    Is there really no one who can help me with an answer to this?
    Even a confirmation that I am screwed, and that there is no way I can disable those **** live messenger messages from showing on my phone would be welcome (and probably followed by a quick trip back to the store to give the device back).
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    Well for that moment you could go offline on the phone and just talk on Skype while on the PC. I think Skype also has an option to link Facebook into it as well so you wouldn't miss anything by going offline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eric12341 View Post
    Well for that moment you could go offline on the phone and just talk on Skype while on the PC. I think Skype also has an option to link Facebook into it as well so you wouldn't miss anything by going offline.
    Thanks for your reply! I don't think this is a good solution, as I want facebook chat to be active on the phone (and get notifications). I do already use Skype on the pc instead of live messenger, but I have merged the Skype and the live messenger account to be able to communicate with all my contacts in one program, and if I had not done this I would have to get all my live messenger contacts to get Skype. This would be a much greater task than for Microsoft to simply put a choice in for "do not use live messenger on this /&%%& phone, or at least put in a choice so there would be no notifications. Of course there is a choice to not use facebook chat (a slider in settings).
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    I don't think you can disable that unless you mark yourself offline in the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nimdock View Post
    I don't think you can disable that unless you mark yourself offline in the phone.
    That is quite astonishing. A HORRIBLE design flaw if you ask me.
    I think I have found a workaround, but it takes some work and will cost me all my paid apps. I will have to wipe the phone clean and start from scratch with a brand new Microsoft account (where I have no live messenger friends). Luckily we are just talking a handful off apps (I have just had the phone for a day or two), so I will gladly waive the $20 or so it will cost me in apps!
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    The thing is... If you create a live account that is only for your phone that might give you problems if you have an xbox, surface, etc and want to keep all of them integrated.

    I wonder what's going to happen when Microsoft turns messenger off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nimdock View Post
    The thing is... If you create a live account that is only for your phone that might give you problems if you have an xbox, surface, etc and want to keep all of them integrated.

    I wonder what's going to happen when Microsoft turns messenger off.
    Yes I know. But the messenger notifications on my phone really bugs me (I use live messenger on the computer a lot), and even tho I have an xbox, I really don't see the need for the phone/xbox integration. So basically going with a clean account looks like the lesser of two evils for my situation. That I even have to make this choice is beyond me to understand.
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    You don't have to repurchase apps unless you change your MS account. The apps should re-download if you have the backup feature turned on (which I believe is on by default).

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