Aim always quits

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jer446, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. jer446 macrumors 6502a

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    I have an iMac g5 running tiger. I would like to know why aim crashes a lot. Out of no where, i will be in a conversation and it will exit and say aim has quit unexpectadly and then i hit reopen. Why is this happening?
     
  2. Malus macrumors 6502

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    AIM for mac os x is horrible. I stopped using it a while back when I found out about adium, you can also use adium for msn yahoo and all that jazz. Check it out, its way better. (And cooler looking too)

    http://www.adiumx.com/
     
  3. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    it's not a bug; it's a feature.
    uhh...if you prefer to use aim over other, imo better clients, you could try trashing the .plist if aim has one, or repairing permissions.
     
  4. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Yeah, AIM sucks, and AOL seems to have long abandoned it, it hasn't been updated since early of last year.

    Use iChat or Adium instead.
     
  5. illegal amigo macrumors member

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    Adium can't send or receive files, though.

    Kind of a bummer.
     
  6. The_Man macrumors 6502

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    are you sure it cant do transfers. because under the tab "window" it says file transfers. I havent used it, but it seems like it would serve the person of sending files.
     
  7. iEdd macrumors 68000

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    Adium can transfer files, drag 'n drop into the window and press return. :)
     
  8. NickElls macrumors 6502

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  9. iDM macrumors 6502a

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    I agree althought i love adium i have NEVER gotten a file transfer to work
     
  10. Malus macrumors 6502

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    I use adium for chatting, and if one of my friends wants to transfer a file, then I just turn on AIM, get the file, then turn it back off....all while Adium is still on. It works, a little bit annoying, but...it works.

    Edit: Transfering did work once for my on adium, however my friend was the one giving me the file, if that has anything to do with it.
     

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