iChat buddy's name flashes then disappears

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by spaceboots06, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

    spaceboots06

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    #1
    Hi,

    I keep on adding a buddy and this one in particular does not stay on my buddy list. He has an AIM address. I click the + button, add him and he appears in the Buddies column for about five seconds. His name flashes and then he disappears.

    Any ideas? Thanks.
     
  2. marcre macrumors regular

    marcre

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    #2
    This happens to me too. Sorry I can't help, but am curious as to what is going on.

    I've noticed it only happens on my mac. They stay added to my AIM app on my iPhone.
     
  3. Sir SpemzR macrumors 6502

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    #3
    try these few things...
    go into ur username/library/prefrences
    then use the the search bar and type in "iChat" (without the quotes)
    make sure ur searching in "preferences"...4 .plist files should show up and you have to delete them

    make sure ichat is not on during this process


    another thing is open ur adress book and see if the buddy is listed in there
    if he/she is drag their icon into ur buddy list


    if those dont work let me know,
    theirs one final resort id rather not type up cuz im super tired :(
     
  4. spaceboots06 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    spaceboots06

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    #4
    First method worked! Thanks!!
     
  5. WhyIs TJ SoCool macrumors newbie

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    #5
    this is happening to me now too. What exactly is causing this?

    I tried the first option you noted, but after i search for IChat in my username's preferences folder, what am I looking to delete?
     
  6. WhyIs TJ SoCool macrumors newbie

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    #6
    Does anyone have other solutions or able to explain the above solution differently as this problem is still occurring.

    Thanks,

    -TJ
     
  7. ChicoWeb macrumors 65816

    ChicoWeb

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  8. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

    QuarterSwede

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    #8
    That's what I had to do when iChat did that to me a few years ago. Good tip.

    By the way, it hasn't that to me since.
     

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