Prevent Yahoo IM messages from popping up in the middle on your screen

Yahoo Instant Messages can be annoying when they pop up on your screen while your trying to play in a tournemnt. To prevent this, follow these steps below. and your IMs will show up only in the task bar.

On the Yahoo Messenger main window, click on Messenger (circled in red in the above example) and choose Preferences from the drop down menu

Click on Messages in the list of catergories<
Select the Minimize the message window to the task bar option
Check the Show messages from backgroud windows at bottom right of the screen option