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Leo Leo A. Notenboom has been playing with computers since he was required to take a programming class in 1976. An 18 year career as a programmer at Microsoft soon followed. After "retiring" in 2001, Leo started Ask Leo! in 2003 as a place for answers to common computer and technical questions. More about Leo.

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Ashu
February 27, 2009 6:00 AM

Go to Tools->option->Preferences
Uncheck the check-box( Display Alert When an instant message is received )

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