New incoming chat messages open in background windows and are only visibly marked through their tinted taskbar entry.
When sound output is turned off on client machine this can easily overlooked.

If there would be an option to send chat windows in the front when there are new messages that problem would no longer be.


  • For what it's worth.... There is an option to have the Messenger window always stay on top. It is in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Novell\Messenger key, the String value name is MsgAlwaysOnTop and the value data can be set to 0 (off) or 1 (on)

  • Laura B.: Thanks for the info, but that would not satisfy our needs. Just an popping into focus chat window would do the trick.