MSN for Mac - Annoying Issue - Advice?!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by GGMagic, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. GGMagic macrumors newbie

    GGMagic

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    For some unknown reason, my MSN on on my mac is acting up.

    Heres the issue:

    When I have a conversation box open, and I am chatting with someone, I type a message to them in the typing field (or w.e its called) and press enter to send the message.

    NOW for some unknown reason, after I press enter and send the message, the CURSOR is NO LONGER in the typing field, and in order for me to start typing again, I have to re-click in the field, where the cursor then re-appears and I can proceed to type my next message. I have NO idea why this is occurring.

    I have un-installed, and re-installed MSN. I have downloaded the latest version of MSN for Mac. I cannot understand what is going on. Is there a preference in my System Prefs that I have to change or something?!

    Please, any advice is appreciated!
     
  2. Whiteman007 macrumors member

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    I would try out Adium its very good. msn for mac is buggy.
     
  3. yorkshire macrumors 6502a

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    Have you installed the safari 4 beta by any chance?
     
  4. backblade macrumors newbie

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    Definitely safari 4 is causing this problem. I installed safari 4 the other night and i had the same problem, but after i uninstall safari 4 everything was back to normal. Not only MSN would have a problem, but you will have a major problem with windows live email. You won't be able to click anywhere in the inbox. Take off safari 4 and you will be alright :p
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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  6. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    Advice: Don't use Microsoft's MSN client. It's a pretty poor client in my experience. Use Adium instead.
     
  7. blythy macrumors member

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  8. phenixbleu macrumors member

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    Same Here

    I have been having the same problem with msn messenger. I have a feeling i could be safari 4 or the new msn messenger ill will have to fill a bug to Microsoft. I already did one for apple
     
  9. steveza macrumors 68000

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    Another +1 for Adium. Excellent piece of software.
     
  10. Qwest905 macrumors 6502

    Qwest905

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    i have that same problem =X damn safari 4...i hope the real release fixes this issue
     
  11. petemwah macrumors regular

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    +1 for adium, really is the best msn client i've ever used. not just on a mac, but ever...

    it's fantastic...
     
  12. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    I like Adium and Pidgin. I use Adium on my Macs, Pidgin on my *nix boxes. I don't really use IM all that much, but for the times that I do, both programs perform admirably. (They are, after all, based on many of the same libraries.)
     
  13. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    This problem is related to Safari 4 Beta. There is already a thread about this.


    What I find strange is that as soon as somebody asks something about Messenger, all the answers say to use Adium ... which is really off topic. The question wasn't "what is a good alternative to Messenger", was it ? :confused:

    T.
     
  14. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, but if the problem is due to a bug in MSN (which it likely is -- anything that uses the public API for doing stuff with WebKit almost never breaks with new major versions of Safari), suggesting alternatives is not unwarranted IMO.
     
  15. nadyne macrumors 6502a

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    The issue was a WebKit bug, and is already fixed in a subsequent nightly build of WebKit. Here's the bug from webkit.org: 41276.

    Regards,
    Nadyne.
     
  16. MistaBungle macrumors 6502a

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  17. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    Well I'll be darned. I take that back. Guess that's why it's a beta :D
     

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