Mac Messenger Display Picture Issues

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by p0Wer, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. p0Wer macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2008

    For some reason, on Mac:Messenger, I can not see all my contact's display photos. I see very few of my friend's display photos, all others just display as the green msn man.

    I've looked into the cache folder of M:M, and there are a lot of display photos in that folder, which belong to my friends, however they're not showing up in the actual program. I can only see like 10% of my friends's display photos in the application.

    I can set my own display photo fine. However, after a certain amount of time, a random time, my photo will stop showing up in the window, and I have to reset my display photo again. The image is 150x150 pixels, and is 147kb. It's a bit annoying.

    Anybody know what the problems are here?

  2. Leet Apple macrumors 6502a

    Leet Apple

    Nov 10, 2009
    I have like the same problem, but if your on the Beta 8 it will probably get fixed in the final version so give it some time
  3. psid macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2010
    Try clearing the account history. Sign out if you are already signed in, select "Sign in with a different account or change your online status" and there is a "Clear Account History" button there.

    I am not sure if this will work in this case but it has been known to solve other similar problems.
  4. p0Wer thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2008
    Leet Apple, which problem are you having issues with? Both?

    Anyway, I'm using version 7.0.2, not the beta.

    I've also cleared my account history (and lost ALL my custom emoticons whilst doing so!! :mad: ) and the problems still exist.
  5. BurningJah macrumors regular


    Apr 15, 2010
    I have the same issue as you've got!
    I don't care. I have this since I've bought my mac two years ago!
    it's irritating I know but if you want you're contacts photo! make a switch to adium!
  6. p0Wer thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2008
    I'm pretty sure I've had his problem for like 2 years also (since I got my macbook). I haven't really been that bothered (it is a little irritating) but thought I'd ask as I've been receiving the other issue too. Luckily for me, the few people who I talk to the most, their display photos actually work properly.

    Still don't know why my messenger "forgets" my display photo sometimes (and replaces it with a blue msn man), it only seems to be with my new display photo. My other display photos are also .png, and they're roughly the same filesize.

    Haha, I've tried Adium, and I really didn't like it that much. The same with aMSN. I don't know what it is about them, I just prefer the "official" Mac Messenger.
  7. chrisgame macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2010
    Lismore NSW Australia
    messenger contacts photos

    I've just started using Messenger and Skype - my contacts display photos show up fine in Skype but, in Messenger all I see is the green man icon. My son and partner use PCs and have no problems seeing contact photos. Is this a MSoft problem or an Apple problem? :(
  8. chantalkitty10 macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2010
    I have this issue to and I don't think it will be fixed , I'm using Microsoft messenger 8 Beta
    My brother has an older macbook pro and he just downloaded the Messenger 7 and it works on his and the display pictures work so there must be a problem with the new msn .

    Macbook Pro 13" , Ipod Touch, Ipod Nano

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