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Yahoo! Messenger is a program that allows you to see when your friends log onto the internet. You can then chat, send files, and more with each other. It also includes webcam support, calendars, mail, personals, Growl notifications system and more.
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Dp-G4-450guy reviewed on 03 Apr 2014
It appears that Yahoo Messenger servers for this application are now dead. Has not worked for any alternate accounts I created for weeks now. Oh, well.
[Version 3.0.2]


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xBlack commented on 04 Aug 2012
Looks like not a lot of people with Retina display uses Yahoo! Messenger, so maybe I'm the only one with this problem. In the chat window, the avatars are double the size and you only see half of it with bad quality. This is of course because Retina displays have 4 times more pixels. Yahoo didn't fix this and I don't know if they have any plans to do so.

In the mean time I looked through the files and I was able to fix part of it. I'll put here the instructions in case anybody else needs this temporary fix:
First browse to Yahoo! Messenger >[Show Package Contents] > Contents > Resources > Default.ymStyle > [Show Package Contents]. Once there, edit the file main.css with TextEdit and change the following:
Search for .conversation #participantsContainer { and change the width from 100px to 200px.
Search for .conversation.displayUserImages #messagesContainer { and change margin-right from 108px to 208px.

Quit Yahoo! Messenger and launch it again. Now avatars show complete.

I hope Yahoo! is working on a new Yahoo! Messenger of Mac... Made in 64 bits, with HD Webcam and new features.
[Version 3.0.2]

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Albabe replied on 06 Aug 2012
@ xBlack:

Not likely. Apple is definitely the retarded step-cousin as far as Yahoo is concerned.

As I said a few times below... I think we Mac Users should be busting their humps every day till they do something decent for us Apple folks.

Use the Yahoo Messenger PullDown for:

"Send Feedback"
and...
"Report A Problem..."

And message them every friggin' day until they do something.
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xBlack commented on 04 Aug 2012
One of the things that stopped working on Yahoo! Messenger long time ago is Growl. This is mainly because Growl was updated but Yahoo! team never bothered to keep up with the updates.

It seems that I found a simple way to hack this. What I did was, I downloaded Coccinellida (or any other free small application that is updated and uses Growl), right click on it, Show Package Contents > Contents > Frameworks and copy the folder Growl.framework. Do the same for Yahoo! Messenger, rename or remove the Growl.framework you find there and paste the new one. Do this while Yahoo! Messenger is not open. Now you should start getting Growl notifications.
[Version 3.0.2]

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augdrama replied on 04 Aug 2012
xBlack. This is Augdrama. Could not respond to you on my post.

If you look to the left of your YM avitar, you will see your screen name and below that is your status. Click your screen name. It will either be your edited screen name or your actual YM ID. Mine no longer has the capability to change from edited name to screen name. Also...all of my contact below are the actual screen names. I had edited all my contacts YM screen names to personal ID names. None of the personal ID names are showing now. Only the screen names. I have researched this online and there are others having this problem. I think it was due to the upgrade to 3.0.2 or might have been the upgrade to OS Mountain Lion? This is only happening to my laptop. My iMac works fine with the Mountain Lion upgrade. Only thing is, I DID NOT upgrade the YM. Still running 3.0 on this. YM works fine on iMac.
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augdrama reviewed on 01 Aug 2012
Anyone with the OS Mountain Lion having problems with the upgrade to YM 3.0.2? My contact screen names on my list no longer show as the names I assigned them with. They all show up as the actual YM ID names. Also, I am unable to switch back and forth from my screen name and my YM ID name at the top. Don't know how and why my avitar switched?

Can anyone help?
[Version 3.0.2]

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xBlack replied on 04 Aug 2012
Not sure what you mean switch back and forth from your screen name and YM ID, but for the first problem try removing the settings files. I didn't had that problem when I switched. You can use AppCleaner (free) and completely remove Yahoo! Messenger, then copy it from the DMG.
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augdrama replied on 04 Aug 2012
xBlack. If you look to the left of your YM avitar, you will see your screen name and below that is your status. Click your screen name. It will either be your edited screen name or your actual YM ID. Mine no longer has the capability to change from edited name to screen name. Also...all of my contact below are the actual screen names. I had edited all my contacts YM screen names to personal ID names. None of the personal ID names are showing now. Only the screen names. I have researched this online and there are others having this problem. I think it was due to the upgrade to 3.0.2 or might have been the upgrade to OS Mountain Lion? This is only happening to my laptop. My iMac works fine with the Mountain Lion upgrade. Only thing is, I DID NOT upgrade the YM. Still running 3.0 on this. YM works fine on iMac.
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xBlack replied on 04 Aug 2012
I just checked and mine does not allow either to change it. It's my id and it can't be changed.

Regarding the list, mine shows both ID and screen names. If there's a name assigned it will show, otherwise it shows the ID. I did a format when installed Mountain Lion and then installed YM 3.0.2.

Did cleaning the settings not help?
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augdrama replied on 05 Aug 2012
@ xBlack. What exactly do you mean, "Clean Settings?". I used the AppCleaner and removed all the files. Reinstalled 3.0.2 and I'm still getting the same results.
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xBlack replied on 06 Aug 2012
Yes, that's what I meant to try.
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xBlack commented on 28 Jul 2012
In the last version, the forgot debug enabled and detailed logs are being generated.
[Version 3.0.2]


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SteveClark1000 reviewed on 26 Jul 2012
Chatroom list is gone with OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
[Version 3.0.2]

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Albabe replied on 26 Jul 2012
It's been gone for me since the last version... and on Snow Leopard.

I think we Mac Users should be busting their humps every day till they do something decent for us Apple folks.

Use the Yahoo Messenger PullDown for:

"Send Feedback"
and...
"Report A Problem..."

And message them every friggin' day until they do something.
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Albabe commented on 19 Jul 2012
Maybe it's just another one of my many futile exercises... but I suggest all of us that still use Yahoo Messenger, use the PullDown for:

"Send Feedback"

and...

"Report A Problem..."

...to hammer the one guy at Yahoo who works part-time on the Mac version...

You never know...
[Version 3.0.2]

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xBlack replied on 20 Jul 2012
I thought I was the only one doing that.
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Albabe commented on 17 Jul 2012
I'm not even sure why Yahoo even bothers. As Mac Users all we get is crappy minor fixes... sorta... and it takes years and years.

This Brand New Version still doesn't show Chat Room Users...
[Version 3.0.2]

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Albabe replied on 17 Jul 2012
... and you can't change your Avatar Picture...
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Jamess6 reviewed on 15 Jul 2012
As this is not feature equivalent to the Windows version then for all intent and purposes it should still be classified as a Beta product. If I connect my Mac client with a Windows client and it can't do something theirs does or it causes problems on either end that's Beta. Treat the platform as second and it show's in your work Yahoo. Microsoft Messenger and Skype both work and look better.
[Version 3.0.2]


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xBlack reviewed on 14 Jul 2012
Here is a list of broken things in in 3.0.2:
- MacBook Pro Retina - Avatars are stretched and can't view them, probably because of Retina display
- Webcam is disabled if anything on USB is connected to the Mac
- The all known avatar change bug - it doesn't change and user has to delete a certain file
- Archive browsing is extremely slow
- Webcam has no HD support
- Does not support the latest version of Growl or Notifications in ML
- Not a 64 bit application (please drop support for 10.4 and make this 64 bits)
- Uses the wrong API, such that when browsing for a file it switches to the dedicated video card (and never switches back)
[Version 3.0.2]


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mitxixipi had trouble on 28 Jul 2012
I'm newer with 10.8
but my yahoo messenger for mac 3.0.2 doesn't show up contact's display name ...

Can you tell me how to fix ..
[Version 3.0.2]

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augdrama replied on 01 Aug 2012
I'm having the same problem. I thought it was my PC but I believe it's the upgrading to YM 3.0.2 along with upgrading to Mountain Lion. Really irritating. To bad I can't reinstall the 3.0 version. Do you have any ideas?
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xBlack had trouble on 17 Jul 2012
On the last version in Mountain Lion, when I send a file to a Windows PC, it does not work and it shows twice in my window.
[Version 3.0.2]


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EchoRob had trouble on 30 Mar 2008
When i enter a room via /join adelaide locals:1 i enter the room but no one in the room can see me. It's so fustrating. The adelaide rooms do not show up in the room list
[Version 3.0b3.98855]


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Jooolzg had trouble on 19 Apr 2007
I just purchased a brand new Macbook. Is there any program, ANYTHING, that allows me to use my built in webcam, with people that are on PC's Messenger. Even if I can't hear them, don't care!!! PLEASE HELP!!!!
[Version 3.0b1r2]

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Panathas17 commented on 29 Apr 2007
JOOOLZG, i use Skype on my iMac and it works fine with the cam. try it, it should work (www.skype.com)
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dean_london replied on 01 May 2007
try Mercury Messenger
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daiyi replied on 02 May 2007
Skype and Mercury are good recommendations. If you have to use YIM, try downgrading to the older version of Yahoo Messenger. Version 3 has been in beta for over 6 months and can only broadcast, not receive, messages cross platform. Version 2, though uglier, will allow you to send/receive cams.
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kwmartini had trouble on 10 Aug 2006
could someone please help me have some fun. I'm a MAC and downloaded the 3.0 beta 1 version of yahoo! messenger with voice. I don't get to use all the fun stuff like my PC friends do. On my mac message window, I don't even have fun function icons like Audibles and such. I only have one token icon, which is the emoicon. and I don't have a phone icon to invite or receive invitation to voice chat. I only get to see my buddies on the webcam and type in the IM. :( some tips? email : kwmartini@yahoo.com thanks a bunch.
[Version 3.0b1]

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euskir replied on 27 Aug 2006
Yahoo it's saying that the voice feature will be in the next beta version, so, don't look that in the one you just downloaded.
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MysticalOS had trouble on 10 Jul 2006
Also sent to email address of course and i know it's been read. I'm posting here not for developer but perhaps so others can help reproduce some of them to get more in the "reproducable" catagory. :)

System Info:

Powermac G4 733digital audio with upgrades(frankenmac):
1.5GB ram
2ghz powerlogix 7447 processor card
ATTO Express PCI with 36GB 10krpm scsi-160 drive
Geforce 4 Titanium 128MB VRAM
Ultra-Tek133P+ card with 200GB ATA133 drive
10.4.7 PPC, all software up to date.
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MacBook Pro 15"
2.16ghz intel core duo
2GB Ram
100GB SATA 7200-rpm drive.
10.4.7 Intel, all software up to date.

Boot-Camp Beta 1
Windows XP Professional SP2 with ALL updates installed.
Yahoo! Messenger 7.5.0.819 for windows Yahoo! testing.
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ISP: Alltel DSL 15MB down 368 up.
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Severe bugs labeled with a *

Bugs:

Reproducible:

1. Webcam statistics do not continue to update after a viewer is allowed to view cam, stats stop once a cam invite is sent to someone and they begin viewing.

2. Buddy-list doesn't always refresh best when a mobile user logs out. manual refresh (command-r) no longer present in this beta either. Improving refresh or giving user manual refresh back(recommended) would be nice.

*3. Private messages do not work when using HTTP proxy mode(behind firewall) for connection.

*4. There is no easy way to ignore a user who is harassing. IE a toolbar button or even a menu command. the ONLY way to ignore a user is to open prefs and manually type in their yahoo id, meanwhile all while they PM bomb or do other harassing things. A shortcut to ignore someone is ESSENTIAL and therefor the lack of is a bug not a feature request.

5. Text is not all drag and dropable in all areas. Touchy where you click to drag it. Has to be on text, not a bubble screen name header. Avatars also get dragged or copied to clipboard when using select all.

6. The ichat style white/blue background colors on buddy-list show a cosmetic bug when looking closely. In ichat, each buddy group ALWAYS starts with white. Regardless of last color used in previous buddy group. Cosmetically, it doesn't look quite right on Yahoo! Messenger because it's not universal with iChat.

7. If you mouse-over area where time-stamps are supposed to be (but they are disabled) the time-stamp shows but the drawing is kind of funny and makes text jump around. Not sure if it's a bug or intentional but reporting just in case.

Unable to Reproduce:

*1. I noticed one of my ID's is completely blocked from signing into yahoo messenger 3.0b1, but it signs in fine with 2.5.3 as well as PC 7.5.0.819. On SAME computer, signing in on two other accounts works. it's only "mysticalosm" that indefinitely tries connecting and fails unless i choose firewalled. Which doesn't make sense. My other buddy-lists were able to show id online so i IMed it, sure enough i was able to exchange not only IMs but cam with this id. The messenger client just never realized id was signed in and never updated buddy-list or menu commands to reflect it. it was completely online but THOUGHT it was still connecting indefinitely. I thought I had found a solution by enabling/disabling buddy-list animation but this only worked ONCE...To this moment I have found NO way to get mysticalosm online again besides reverting to 2.5.3 or using PC 7.5 in boot camp.
UPDATE: Further investigating showed it was resolved by logging in and editing buddy-list (removing buddies awaiting authorization is what i did) while on HTTP proxy, then login on normal setting again works again for now.

2. Got an erratic behavior when trying to view cams, would make cam noise but NEVER attempt to connect to cam or even show a cam window. if a user invited me I'd also never see invite just hear cam noise and never get anything..Was only solved by deleting prefs file.

3. Buddy-list sometimes has UI issues. IE clicking ANYWHERE on it will open someone's "I'm mobile" url even if i clicked no where near it. This is only fixed by a relaunch of client. Another encountered UI issue, one time when cam was open it looked like the down arrow was stuck. the highlight cursor kept scrolling down buddy-list indefinitely even if i clicked, pressed up etc...had to relaunch this time too.

4. Sorting list by name/availability doesn't seem to be working, seems to only sort by name either way. (This only occurred with initial use, haven't been able to reproduce)

5. Possible ichat or yahoo messenger possible bug. I have ichat using custom sounds but when yahoo is open, ichat starts using regular sounds again.

6. Disconnects frequently on both wireless and wired connections on PPC and Intel Mac when no other programs are effected of which include amsn, ichat (Connected to aim and googletalk), and icq.

*7. A user was viewing my cam first. Sent me an invite to her cam. When i began to view her cam, she stopped seeing my image and instead my cam was actually broadcasting hers back to her. She was invisible when this happened as well as on PC Yahoo Messenger. Unknown steps to reproduce but definitely a serious bug.


Features:
*Major feature request.

1. Ability to disable nickname/full-name display and use yahoo id's only.

2. Ability to use classic sound sets if we don't like the new ichat inspired ones.

3. Tabbed IMs, ever used Chax for ichat? you'll learn to not live without it. Might also get more feature suggestions there ;)

4. Cam window detached as an option. Buddy-list integration should not be forced.

5. An easier way to adjust fonts/colors than by right clicking in text field or using menu-bar.

6. Classic IM format, Not everyone likes the way ichat does it. Ichat lets you make bubbles clear and put names on left etc to resemble classic format. We need that too as users..

7. Yahoo! 7.x or higher smiley set. the more 3d and better colors ones..as well as the new ones.
http://www.wackyb.co.nz/Yahoo_v7.5/

8. Some web-pages/forums use the improper yahoo:// handler instead of ymsgr like they are supposed to, most apps like adium and my 2.5.3 patch added it as a handler type too just so people can't complain and blame the program for not handling the url wrong..

9. Webcam viewer window statistics, the Sub bar that 2.5.3 had, time of last image received etc.

10. Seems to use address-book entries and yahoo address-book entries. But if you got an entry in yahoo address book that isn't in apples address-book. Should be able to save it to apples ;)

11. Brushed metal is ugly! Don't make me edit the nib files to get rid of it. A pref is very easy to code for this.

12. Color fades/effects on OUR typing not just buddies.

*13. Chat rooms. sure you heard these enough but it is a gimmie. Even if OS X doesn't have DSP truevoice built into OS do to licensing issues..can still have voiceless chat.

14. Ability to view a profile of someone that's not on list. Where you type in users name. Same with view a cam. IE "View Webcam..." "View Profile ..."

15. Voice chat. DSP truevoice for conferences/chat rooms last I knew still had licensing issues with Microsoft's right to codec in their OS and plus no Mac implementation of codec since OS 9's classic player. However Call voip protocol uses a different codec doesn't it? I can see that making it to a mac client.

*16. Menu consolidation. Too many menu's, I lose my plaxo and weather menu's on the PPC mac. Intel mac is wide screen so it's fine.

Last updated 07-09-06
[Version 3.0b1]


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mac_xcoder had trouble on 28 Jun 2006
So far so good with this app, very nice interface.
The webcam appears to be a little slower though.

1 question...
Does anyone know how to change the message view so it doesn't look like bubbles? I like the view where it shows the username: message text.
[Version 3.0b1]


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Moldarin had trouble on 03 Jul 2005
If Mac-users want a newer version; please submitt a request too Yahoo!, Inc. by using the form provided below.

http://docs.yahoo.com/info/support/contacts/ideas.html
[Version 2.5.3]



Hate_Mac_Update_Privacy_Policy rated on 20 Feb 2014

[Version 3.0.2]



charausej rated on 02 Aug 2012

[Version 3.0.2]



Markymark56 rated on 15 Jul 2012

[Version 3.0.2]



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jordanwar rated on 15 Jul 2012

[Version 3.0.2]



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Roes rated on 17 Jun 2012

[Version 3.0.1 beta]



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Tommy.andersson rated on 26 Jan 2011

[Version 3.0.1 beta]



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Egoldy rated on 05 Jan 2011

[Version 3.0.1 beta]


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Yahoo! Messenger is a program that allows you to see when your friends log onto the internet. You can then chat, send files, and more with each other. It also includes webcam support, calendars, mail, personals, Growl notifications system and more.


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