'Tabbed instant message' is always on. Can't uncheck it even after restart


Can't uncheck the 'Tabbed instant message' option, even after restarting. So IM is always tabbed and no way to change it. This problem was not in the previous release (, so introduced in the latest one (

How to reproduce:
2. Go to Chat & Notification
3. Uncheck 'Tabbed Instant messages'
4. Restart the viewer
'Tabbed Instant messages' is checked back. Change does not affect this option even after restart.


Windows 7


Bitan Kumar Kundu
July 19, 2013, 2:41 PM

I understand what you mean. But you can't separate them totally using the pop out button, they are still linked.
For example, if I separate the 'nearby chat' window clicking the pop out button... I can place it at any place on my screen. That is good, as I prefer to place it at the left bottom corner of my screen. But if I close the tabbed IMs dialog clicking the 'x' button, it also closes my 'nearby chat' window even if that is separated.... and that's the pain.
So, I will prefer the previous UI design.

Katharine Berry
July 12, 2013, 1:07 PM

This is intentional. The bug is not that it doesn't work, but that the checkbox is still there at all.

If you want to separate an IM you can always use the pop out button at the top right.

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