Yahoo Messenger Problem

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  1. c0nfuz3d

    c0nfuz3d New Member

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    Hi!
    I am having problems with my YM account, it can connect but it wont show the list of my friends.
    it only shows the avatar, circle progress status and the cancel button, any idea how to resolve it? :(
     
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    bhoyetjumpay Well-Known Member

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    have you tried updating yahoo messenger to version 3.0 beta 4 (178870)?
     
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    I encountered the same problem, tried googling it but never found anything that would work, weird thing is, my mom's account works perfectly on my computer. Fortunately for me, my mac was scheduled for a reblast...

    I don't know but issues with yahoo messenger on mac keeps popping up one after the other. After the reblast, I encountered another issue wherein one of my buddy's avatar became the "standard" avatar of all my avatar-less buddies. Weird huh? Then again, my harddrive was set for upgrade and so got rid of the problem once again without actually finding a solution.

    Reinstall never fixed any of the bugs.

    My guess is that there should be some .plist file out there (or anything like it) that we need to reset to fix the bug. Well, next time I encounter something like this, I'm not gonna stop till I find the solution :D
     
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    c0nfuz3d New Member

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    yeah. same here been trying to look for answers for months, but still can't find one.

    i tried every possible solution.. reinstalling, updating YM version.. but all failed.

    my only solution now is to use another YM ID. :( which is very inconvenient. :(
     
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    you must be using the older OS. same thing happen to me till i switched to leopard.
     
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    Has anyone tried if "repair permissions" would solve their problems???

    ...anyway i would think that the main problem is that, even as apple is now more "mainstream" than before...yahoo still doesn't think so...as to they "cripple" the YM Mac version and almost always mac users are a version or two behind the "windows" version...
    =(
     
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    nope, just happened this year and my leopard's always been up to date.
     
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    Go to Library => Preferences
    Look for files with filenames starting with "com.yahoo.messenger..........." and delete them.

    Try that.. :)
     
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    for the longes time.. how can i change the display names of my contacts in the Y!m? i dont to use adium na but i cant seem to see their yahoo ID instead, i see their names,

    please help..
     
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    You can right click on the contact's name and then click, Get Info.

    You'll a First Name, Last Name, and Email boxes in the Contact Details tab.

    If you want to display the Yahoo ID instead of the real names of your contacts, make sure that the fields/boxes mentioned above are empty.

    :slanted:
     
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    mine's also updated.
     
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    innocent question: where can i find the library? :redface: thanks.
     
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    it worked. :) i just deleted the username plist that has a problem and i can now log in.
    Thanks a bunch. :)
     
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