MSN problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MacMosher, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. MacMosher macrumors 6502

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    Hey,

    I have been using MSN for quite a while now and a problem has only shown up recently. Right now if I type a sentence and highlight it and delete it, the next sentence I right can only be the length of the one I highlighted... if I continue to type it will just keep changing the last character in the sentence.

    Any thoughts? I can live with it, but its rather annoying.

    Also, I would rather not change to Mercury or Adium... I have had them both and like the normal MSN better.
     
  2. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    Not sure, but do you have overwrite or something on, thus limiting the length of the new text to how long the old was?
     
  3. MacMosher thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    have you tried reinstalling it?
    uninstall everything (using appzapper for ex.) and reinstall...maybe that helps?
     
  5. MacMosher thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the idea but still no luck... its really weird
     
  6. santangelo macrumors regular

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    use Adium instead of msn for mac as its useless.

    Once u get use to Adium there is no going back ;)
     
  7. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    that sure is weird...
    sorry I can't be of more help...maybe someone else knows something.
     
  8. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    Overwrite is when you can't make the overall length of a block of text larger except for adding onto the end.
     
  9. MacMosher thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, how do I turn it off?
     
  10. JazzOSX macrumors newbie

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    Workaround that seems to work as a fix

    No idea what the "feature" is, but I had the problem myself just then. I decided to try a workaround, which was typing in another program (just textedit) and pasting in. The workaround fixed it!
     

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