Since upgrading to the latest AIM Beta (Which is pretty decent), one of the most annoying things is that AIM Today (that annoying popup ad when you sign on), always appears. No way to turn it off anymore.
Daniel Glazman notes that you can turn it off via the registry. To clarify his directions for those not to familiar with Regedit, you basically need the following:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareAmerica OnlineAOL Instant Messenger (TM)CurrentVersionUsersYOURSCREENNAMEHEREMisc] "ShowAimTodayWindow"=dword:00000000
Save the above code snippet to a text file and name is aimtoday.reg
Remember to replace YOURSCREENNAME with your actual screenname.
Double click on the file, and add to registry when prompted. Quit and restart AIM.
This is of course AT YOUR OWN RISK. But it works!
Thanks to Daniel Glazman for the great tip.