How to Install Yahoo Messenger Sounds & Alerts

While using a Yahoo Messenger, you would prefer to receive alerts if any file is received or an instant message sent to you, or when a friend is online etc. Usually you are too busy in multitasking that you are unaware of the fact that a message has been received on your Yahoo Messenger. In order to keep you attentive, alert and sounds option is available on the messenger which plays its role as an alarm if an event occurs. The best part is that you are given a choice to get alerts on either all activities that happen, or selected ones that you choose to be alerted about. So let’s say you want to a sound to play when a friend comes online but doesn’t want it to happen when a message is received, you can customize it according to how you would like it to be. So next time you’re watching a movie while having keeping your messenger signed in, you’ll know when a contact comes online if you’ve set installed yahoo messenger sounds and alerts and activated them.


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    Open your yahoo messenger; drag your cursor towards the Preferences option and click it.

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    From the drop down menu, select Messenger Preferences

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    A window will open on your screen with the title Preferences; categories will be viewed on the screen, select the "Alerts and Sounds" category which is on the left side of the window.

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    On the same window, drag your cursor on the right side and check the Enable Alerts Sounds (usually it is checked by default).

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    After completing the procedure mentioned above, an event has to be selected from the Alert Me When List.

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    After selecting the events, the alert option is checked which you would prefer Yahoo Messenger to make use of when an event occurs.

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    At the end click OK and you will receive alerts and hear sounds when any of the events you have marked earlier will occur.

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