Adium and Spaces - Disappearing chat windows

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tritogeneia, May 14, 2008.

  1. tritogeneia macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I've tried to find other message threads on this but can't seem to find any. If they exist and I'm posting a redundant question, my apologies in advance.

    I use Adium for two reasons:

    1. My work clients are scattered across AIM, Yahoo, and MSN, so it's nice to have one application that can communicate with all of them.
    2. I like being able to customize the look and feel of the interface

    That being said, lately I've become very frustrated because I can't seem to get Adium to play nicely with Leopard's Spaces. I have Adium set (both in Spaces and in Adium) to be visible on all spaces. Yet if a chat is opened, for instance, in Space 3 and mid-chat I decide to switch to Space 4, the chat window doesn't come along for the ride.

    Likewise, if during a lull in the chat, I switch between several different spaces and lose track of where the chat window was last seen, I can't locate it by hitting F8 and showing all spaces. The chat window doesn't appear on any of them. The only way I can find the chat window is by methodically going to each space until I discover the truant.

    Is there some trick or setting that I'm just missing, or are other people having this problem as well?
     
  2. tritogeneia thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just a follow up for those who might be in a similar situation...

    I discovered that by going to Preferences>Advanced>Messages, there's a menu option for adjusting the message window order. Previously mine had been set to "Above All Windows." Switching to "Normally" solved my problem.
     
  3. Josh83 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot for this very useful hint. :)
     
  4. bighoffa macrumors newbie

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    Now, I have exactly the opposite behavior in Snow Leopard. If leave it set to "Normally", the chat window will not show on all spaces. I have to set it to "Below other windows" or "Above other windows" in order for it to show in all spaces. Quite annoying.
     

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