Adium Question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by lorkp, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. lorkp macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2005
    I see that Adium can tell me the time that someone logged off, but can it tell me what time the contact signed on?
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    as long as they are signed in it says when they signed on and how long they have been on for. for AIM contacts anyways. doesnt seem to apply for MSN or Yahoo! contacts.
  3. lorkp thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2005
    This is what I mean: The contact is logged off, but I can see the time that he left. Is it possible for me to see that time that he logged in?
  4. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030


    Mar 24, 2005
    A religiously oppressed state
    If you hover over the screen name or hit get info doesn't it say last seen on at _____
  5. lorkp thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2005
    It says the time last seen, in this case signing off, but I want to know if Adium can tell me when the person signed on.
  6. ducttape macrumors newbie


    Oct 13, 2005
    I think I know what you mean. Yes, you can look at when a person signed on and how long they've been on by hovering over their name ... that is, if they are online. But, when a person signs off, it is not possible for Adium to tell you when the person originally signed on.

    Whether it's possible Adium can in the future is not known to me, because I'm not sure of AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, etc keep records of people signing on and off.

    However, there is a solution, but it's kind of complicated. You get onto Adium, open up a message window of the contact you wish to know when they sign on and sign off (that is, if you open up the message window BEFORE they get online), and whenever they sign on and sign off, it will be displayed in your message window. And, if you keep logs of your conversations, the times they sign on and off will be stored there as well.

    I can go ahead and ask at the Adium forums what exactly AIM, MSN and Yahoo! does in terms of keeping times and whether they can do anything about it. Perhaps they have better solutions than me, but I've been using Adium since 1.5.1 (another words, LONGGG AGO), so I think that's as good as it gets for the time being.
  7. lorkp thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2005
  8. gelatin macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2006
    how do i view when someone was last seen online?
    i remember i used to be able to roll over a name and it would show up.
    doesnt seem to any more

    oh and i always get windows ppopping up when i sign in saying they have changed their name or something. i dont care. i dont want this to happen

    multi user chat now looks rubbish after i upgraded

    how do i change it so that the name bar is smaller or not there by default?
    the name list used to be on the right and far less intrusive and smaller gaps between names

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