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aMSN is an MSN Messenger clone licensed under the GPL. Its main objective is to assist users who are new to the GNU/Linux operating system keep in contact with those who use the Microsoft program which is available only on Windows and Macintosh. To achieve this objective, aMSN attempts to emulate the look and feel of MSN Messenger, and supports many of its features.

aMSN has features not present in MSN Messenger. Users can set alarms, are able to see others who have removed them from their contact list, and are able to open many profiles at once. It is also very customizable, with extensions and themes available at the main site. aMSN also allows functions not available in the Macintosh version of MSN Messenger, such as webcam support, and the "nudge" feature.

aMSN is available for any system that supports Tcl/Tk 8.4 or higher. This includes Microsoft Windows, Macintosh and any UNIX variant including Linux.

You need the tkdnd binaries, you get them from TkDND developers cvs server with the following commands

$cvs -z3 -d:pserver:[email protected]:/cvsroot/tkdnd login

(Hit enter, no password needed)

$cvs -z3 -d:pserver:[email protected]:/cvsroot/tkdnd co -P tkdnd/libThen

you need to make a tkdnd in the amsn directory using this command

$mkdir $AMSNDIR/utils/tkdnd

(mine was in /usr/share/amsn)

Finally you need to copy over the files from the cvsserver to the directory you just made using this command

$cp tkdnd/lib/*tcl $AMSNDIR/utils/tkdnd/

and

$cp tkdnd/lib/Linux/libtkdnd1.0.so $AMSNDIR/utils/tkdnd/

Restart aMSN and you can enjoy dragging files to the conversation windows to send them.

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3 Comments to “How to Enable Drag and Drop capabilities to aMSN”

  1. Anonymous Bastard says:

    thank you! finally I solved one of the major cons of aMSN..

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  2. krishnakant Desai says:

    Dear All,
    I am beginner in UBUNTU. I have installed Ubuntu 9.10 to my PC in windows partition. I installed successfully Photoshop cs with the help of Wine software. But I could not drag & drop the images from explorer to Photoshop cs. How can I enable the Drag & Drop in UBUNTU 9.10 ?

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  3. pani says:

    I am beginner in UBUNTU. I have installed Ubuntu 9.10 to my PC. I installed successfully Photoshop 7 with the help of Wine software. But I could not drag & drop the images from explorer to Photoshop cs. How can I enable the Drag & Drop in UBUNTU 9.10 ?

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