Are there any browsers on the Mac that work with Yahoo Chat?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ebally, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. ebally macrumors regular

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    I really miss talking on chat.yahoo.com since I switched to Macs.

    I have tried visiting the site with both Safari and Internet Explorer, but I get the same errors.

    Are there any other browsers that work with Yahoo chat on the Mac?
     
  2. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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    You need a third-party app such as chitchat, zinc, etc. Just google it.
     
  3. ebally thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's a shame. I tried ChitChat and found it unusable. You would think that with the popularity of the Mac platform, Yahoo would do something to vix the problem.
     
  4. lordj4000 macrumors member

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    have you tried Camino or Firefox?

    You should email yahoo about that, they're neglecting part of their user base.

    Edit: i just tried camino, it works.
     
  5. SummerBreeze macrumors 6502a

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    If camino works, that means that firefox and mozilla should work as well, since they're all based on the same client.
     
  6. ebally thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay I tried both Camino and Firefox. Firefox didn't work at all. Camino allowed you to chat to the whole room, but didn't work with 1 on 1 chats... :(
     
  7. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    You can use Adium for Yahoo chatting. It's a pretty nice app.. I like it! :)
     
  8. ebally thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does it connect to the Yahoo chat rooms?
     
  9. generik macrumors 601

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    Screw yahoo chat rooms, I personally have a vendetta against non standards compliant websites.

    Think of it this way, you don't want to pick up a chick who is a Windoze user :rolleyes:
     
  10. dragula53 macrumors regular

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    yahoo chat rooms

    I believe netscape works well with the java client.

    I remember going through all of the browsers to find the one that worked best.

    However, chitchatx+adium became more viable with the last version of chitchat.
     
  11. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

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    What errors are you getting? I just tried it with Safari 2 on OS X 10.4.3 and it worked.
     
  12. jkeithh macrumors regular

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    I have emailed yahoo about the same thing in the past and was told they had no plans at the time to add the chat to yahoo for mac, but they would notate that I had asked for it.

    -Keith
     
  13. ebally thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not that I don't beileve you, but what you are saying is improbable. I have all the latest software installs from Apple and it still doesn't work.

    Are you sure we are talking about the same Yahoo chat rooms?

    chat.yahoo.com

    The page I get when I click on the link to enter the chat rooms is a page made up of a frameset with 3 sections. Each section just keeps flashing and disconnecting me from the room.
     

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