A-Patch - Windows Live Messenger Advert Removal

posted 6 Mar 2010, 16:34 by Delphi Basics   [ updated 9 Mar 2010, 10:49 ]
A-Patch is a lightweight program designed to enhance your Windows Live Messenger experience. It does this by giving you a multitude of options, which allow you to customize the look and feel of Windows Live Messenger.

Some of the options include the ability to remove the big advertisement located on the contact list and the smaller advertisements located at the bottom of instant messenger windows. Another option would be to disable the nudge delay timer, allowing you to send consecutive nudges without having to wait a few seconds in between. Other useful options include removing buttons such as "Activities", "Windows Live Today", and dozens of others buttons, multi-msn, show idle status of other users, and so on.

A-Patch has over 80 options for you to play with which might seem a bit daunting for new users, which is exactly why it comes with a built-in preview. You can preview the changes of nearly every option before actually applying it, it really couldn't be easier.

Official Website:

A-Patch Features:
Total: 84
Updated: 07/03/2010

:: Contact List (38)
Remove Windows Live Logo
Remove "Messenger" Title
Remove the top of the Contact List
-- Remove Display Picture Container
-- Remove My Display Name & Status Button
-- Remove Personal Message Bar
Remove the Main Toolbar
-- Remove E-mail Button
-- Remove Sharing Folders Button
-- Remove My Space Button
-- Remove Windows Live Today Button
-- Remove Make a Call Button
-- Remove Mobile Button
-- Remove Color Button
-- Remove The File Menu Dropdown Button
Remove Contact Manager Bar
-- Move Contact Manager Bar to the Bottom
-- Remove "Add a Contact" Button from the Contact Manager Bar
-- Remove "Manage your Contacts" Button from the Contact Manager Bar
-- Remove Contact Search Field from the Contact Manager Bar
Remove Contacts' Personal Message
Remove Gleam Notification
Remove Emoticons from Contact Nicknames
Remove Yellow Information Bar
Remove Advertisement
Remove Search Bar
Center Buttons on the Main Toolbar
Disable Song Links
Disable "Edit a Group" Dialog
Remove Help Dropdown Button
Remove Display Picture in Sign-In Window
Remove Bottom Links in Sign-in Window
Remove Windows Live ID Branding
Disable MSN Spaces Contact Card Integration
Change Display Picture Link
Remove Toast Windows Live Logo
Remove Toast Messenger Title
Remove Toast Display Picture

:: Instant Message (36)
Remove Windows Live Logo
Remove Contacts' Personal Message and E-Mail (To: Bar) Remove Invite Button
Remove Send Files Button
Remove Web Cam Button
Remove Call Button
Remove Activities Button
Remove Games Button
Remove Block Button
Remove Color Button
Remove The File Menu Dropdown Button
Remove Status Information Bar
Remove Emoticons Button
Remove Winks Button
Remove Nudge Button
Remove Voice Clip Button
Remove Font Button
Remove Backgrounds Button
Remove Formatting Toolbar Separator
Remove Send Button
Remove Search Button
Remove Advertisement
Change Ink Tabs to Text
Remove Web Cam Icon from Avatar/DP Containers
Remove "says" Text (english only!)
Remove "Get Accessories" Link
Remove My Display Picture Container
Remove Convert Tab
Remove What's Hot Section
Remove Nudge Delay
Disable Nudge Shake
Remove User Is Writing Message
Center Buttons on the Standard Toolbar
Center Buttons on the Formatting Toolbar
Remove "Share Files" drop-down menu (back to MSN 7 1-click functionality)
Accept more than 3 files (transfers) at a time

:: Miscellaneous (10)
Polygamy (Multi-MSN)
Show Idle Status (english only!)
Shorten Status Info in Info Bar
Install WinAMP Plug-in for Now Playing feature
Remove Advertisement in Sharing Folders Window
Remove Billing Info Menus
Hide the "My Sharing Folders" Entry from My Computer
Enable Sending of "unsafe" Files (.exe, etc)
Enable Accepting of "unsafe" Files (.exe, etc)
Enable Opening of "unsafe" files (.mp3, etc)