Hotmail Team Getting Ready For Hotmail
The Windows Hotmail Team has been responding to users feedback on the recent updates to Windows Live Hotmail.
The Hotmail Team says it has fixed problems surrounding using larger text size in the browser, viewing favorite contacts and accessing Hotmail from Firefox on Linux.
The next update to Hotmail is scheduled for mid-December and will focus on how scrolling works.
The Hotmail Teams explains. "We’re making the new Hotmail work more like the Classic version for those of you with the reading pane turned off. When we moved to the new version we optimized for screen resolutions that were 1024×768 and above."
"In smaller resolutions like 800×600, we’ve seen cases where the browser scroll bars overlap the message scroll bars, making it harder to move through your messages. Our next update will fix this problem, and we appreciate your patience as we continue to work on this."
Updates coming in 2009 include changing the banner ad at the top of the page to a vertical ad on the right side of the page. This will allow Hotmail users to view more messages and more folders on the screen.
Other updates will include more themes more messages on each page and embedding instant messaging with Messenger into Hotmail.