Strange iChat problem

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  1. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

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    Ever since I updated to 10.3.2, I've noticed from time to time when I am using iChat, the text will suddenly go blank in the IM box and I am unable to see what is being said. It only happens every so often but I am not sure what could be causing it. Any ideas how to fix this issue?
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    If you're using balloons, check to see if it happens after you transfer something and you backspace to correct text maybe.

    I've had that happen several times now and later, the text goes blurry and I have to shut down iChat and re-launch it.
     
  3. Powerbook G5 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm not using balloons, just the plain text type. Any chance it could be a corrupt preference file or something along those lines?
     
  4. Edot macrumors 6502

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    Weird

    Are you running any hacks that may affect the graphics system? That is very strange.
     
  5. Powerbook G5 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    No, the only modifications I've ever done to the system are custom icons and stuff like that, but I don't go for skinning and themes like some do since they generally look tacky and almost always cause problems. I am almost certain it is a 10.3.2 problem because this has never happened until last night. I am sorry I can't provide much detail on what I do before it happens because it seems to be a random occurrence. I'll be chatting with someone like normal and then my buddy will type something and as soon as it pops up, the whole chat window turns a blank white and I have to close it and wait for my buddy to IM something else so I can continue the conversation and see what is being said.
     
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    One thing I've found is that I can select the text and it shows up, so you might try that when it happens.
     

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