Messenger Crash

EngBrian

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I am having trouble with messenger. Every time I close a chat window the whole program crashes and restarts. This didn't happen for the first month or two i had this computer but then I installed a logitech mouse and all hell broke loose. Kernal Panics and lots of other little quirks. So i unstalled the logitech software and found out that there was ape installed so I got rid of that too. But this problem with messenger is still persisting. Any suggestions? or more info needed?

ps. i already uninstalled and reinstalled and there is no change.
 

EngBrian

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See if there's a crash log for it (use the Console program in the Utilities folder). It might be some corrupt preference files for Messenger.
Messenger: objc: FREED(id): message respondsToSelector: sent to freed object=0x15879070
Aug 10 10:47:23 brians-computer crashdump[9457]: Microsoft Messenger crashed
Aug 10 10:47:26 brians-computer crashdump[9457]: crash report written to: /Users/Brian/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Microsoft Messenger.crash.log

This doesn't mean anything to me but here is what came up when i got it to crash again
 

EngBrian

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my primary browser is firefox. So I am willing to get rid of the safari beta. I guess safari doesn't have to be running at the same time to cause this to happen.

Thanks for your help.
 

mkrishnan

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Ahh, if this is a Safari3 Beta issue, let me ask you an alternate question... you can certainly go back to Safari2, but have you considered instead replacing MSN Messenger with Adium? If Adium does the things you need, many Mac users, including myself, prefer it vastly. I really never log into the official clients anymore. I just use Adium.
 

EngBrian

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Reverted to Safari 2 and haven't had a problem since. I am willing to try adium but I really only have contacts on messenger so i don't need the universal messaging part of it. What other advantages?
 

mkrishnan

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Mmm, mostly little things. It has a very Mac-oriented feel. It's very customizable, and there are lots of fun plugins. But honestly, it doesn't support MSN as well as MSN Messenger does.
 

xtopher

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Feb 6, 2007
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im not sure if this will help any, but i dont have safari beta just the one that came with tiger and my msn has crashed everytime i close a contact window. then the kernel panics started and since then i switched to adium and it works. firefox still crashes though....
 

EngBrian

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Mmm, mostly little things. It has a very Mac-oriented feel. It's very customizable, and there are lots of fun plugins. But honestly, it doesn't support MSN as well as MSN Messenger does.
Thanks for the honesty. If it doesn't do MSN as well I will likely stick with what I have. But I may throw it on for a look.

im not sure if this will help any, but i dont have safari beta just the one that came with tiger and my msn has crashed everytime i close a contact window. then the kernel panics started and since then i switched to adium and it works. firefox still crashes though....
Since I used the safari 3 beta uninstaller that took it back to safari 2 i have had no problems what-so-ever. My kernel panics were due to the logitech mouse software and that has been resolved for me when i removed that piece of software. So i think we were experiencing similar problems with different causes. Thanks for the reply though.
 

JonHimself

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If Adium would just support the italic part of people's MSN names I would have zero problems getting on board. When I first switch to mac (almost two years) I used Adium because even the official version of MSN didn't support it, but it does now. I keep both but always feel like I'm missing out on someone's name without the italic part..