How the hell do I search my contact list in Adium?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by PowerFullMac, May 23, 2008.

  1. PowerFullMac macrumors 601


    Oct 16, 2006
    ...Well? I have about 300 contacts on MSN (literally!) and I want to find ONE!

    Any help?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. m1ss1ontomars macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2006
    Actually, you can't yet. This is set for inclusion in Adium 1.3.

    The closest you can get is typing their name or screenname (whatever you have displayed) in the buddy list. You could also command+n to open a new chat, then typing the person's name or screenname.

    I have over 300 AIM buddies and this works fine for me.
  3. PowerFullMac thread starter macrumors 601


    Oct 16, 2006
    Yep, thats what they told me on the Adium forums, too, thing is when everyones screen name is like this: "G*E*M*M*A--**%%(L)(K)(MP)ME" its kinda hard to do that :p
  4. migulic macrumors member

    Mar 25, 2008
    You can also type their e-mail address in that box, that might be easier.
  5. marcusleemitche macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2010
    Want to search contacts?

    In preferences > Appearance > Contact List, select 'Regular Window' for window style. Exit prefs.

    When the contact list window is active, just start typing and the list will filter based on your typing. <- example here =]

    Marcus Mitchell
  6. webmarty macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2013
    Quick find contact

    A quick and easy way is kind of a work-around:
    File > New Chat > type in the contacts name and voila!

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