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This article describes the "Away" status in Windows Messenger. This article also describes how to change the length of time that elapses before your individual status appears as "Away" in Windows Messenger.
The "Away" status appears automatically after your computer has been inactive for a period of time that is equal to the Wait time for your screen saver. To manually specify "Away" as a status, click File, click My Status, and then click Away.
To change the length of inactive time before your status becomes "Away," either change the screen saver Wait setting in the Windows Display Properties dialog box or, if you want to specify a time other than the screen saver Wait time, change the inactivity time in the Windows Messenger Options dialog box.
To change the Windows screen saver Wait setting:
Article ID: 307300 - Last Review: January 31, 2007 - Revision: 2.1
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