Yahoo! Messenger
Yahoo! Messenger
0.8.288

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Yahoo! Messenger0.8.288

10 February 2017

Popular Internet chat client.

Overview

Yahoo Messenger is redesigned with brand-new features. Now you can share photos instantly, send animated GIFs, and even unsend messages. It's available for Android, iPhone, desktop, and on the web via your browser.

Features
  • Enhanced photo sharing - Now you can share lots of high-resolution photos at once, and swipe to view them in a photo carousel.
  • Unsend - Regret something? Simply tap it and select "Unsend" to remove it from the conversation.
  • Likes - Tap on a message or photo to let the sender know you like it.
  • Animated GIFs - Express yourself with animated GIFs from Tumblr (available on Android, iOS and web).
  • Offline and low connectivity mode - Anything you share will be posted once you're back online.

What's new in Yahoo! Messenger

Version 0.8.288:

Note: Now requires a 64-bit Intel processor.

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated

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249 Reviews of Yahoo! Messenger

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Clauclau
10 February 2009
Version: 3.0b4.156957

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It would have been easier and quicker for Yahoo to co operate with Apple way before than Google, as Yahoo has valuable designers and services are intuitive and unified all over what they acquire. But when it comes to Mac, here comes the problems: -slow application, -Cpu hungry -when disconnected/connected HUD appears all the time, -no file transfer on msn users, -nor avatars, -sometimes I write to yahoo users and they also don't get the messages as well. -Big MSN incompatibility warning shows up ahead every time message session begins. -No Multilanguage support: I even proposed to translate it, can't care less. World is flat and starts from NYC and ends to LA as usual. -No video Multi chat support like iChat. -no screensharing -no avatar drag and drop (must go to preferences) -no multi avatar window pops up That's all for now folks.
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0.5
Albabe
19 December 2017
Version: 0.8.288
Junk and fully useless
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-rick-v-
10 February 2017
Version: 0.8.288
How is this "popular"?! I wouldn't have guessed it was even still a thing!
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Fra
10 February 2017
Version: 0.8.288
"Popular..." ??? :DD
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shabandokka
21 October 2016
Version: 0.8.231
aix land so god
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Albabe
09 September 2016
Version: 0.8.231
I'm never sure if it's that Yahoo doesn't give a crap about Mac Users... or if they just hire idiots to do their Tech stuff.

This app is awful. No Real Preferences, Can't Close a single Conversation without closing the entire App, Badly Designed, No Features, Counterintuitive... just plain garbage in every way I can think of.

The old Version was fine, except that it hadn't been Updated in a few Millennia. In fact, it was much better than Skype in a lot of ways.

C'mon Yahoo, hire someone out of Grammar School to Design this!
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Virtualruffy
09 September 2016
Version: 0.8.231
THIS THING STILL EXISTS?!?! I haven't seen it updated in ages and last time I saw it used was with OSX 10.3 and 10.4. Timmy, Timmmmmyy, Timah Timeee...Timeee...TIMMY!! Timmy!
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Cattus-Thraex
09 September 2016
Version: 0.8.231
It is pretty: it requires a PPC machine, and also 10.9 or later. Yahoo, this is impossible. :)
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GianMarco-Tavazzani
27 August 2016
Version: 3.0.2
The 'new' YM makes another step backwards: you can not see anymore if your mates are online! WOWW, 'blind chat', NEWWW, TRENDY like'blind dates'!!!! Profiles were already deleted, file transers impossible, photo sharing only on windoz, audi/video were hilarous and now this BIG NEWS: we will send messages like e-mails! WOWWW!!!!
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Albabe
18 August 2016
Version: 3.0.2
Brand New yahoo Messenger for Mac. 0.8.155 100% dreck. Badly Designed. Unintuitive. Hard to Navigate... and virtually NO Preferences.
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CyberSkull
19 March 2015
Version: 3.0.2
Yahoo has officially dropped support for anything using 10.9 and above. They give a weird corporate doublespeak answer at https://help.yahoo.com/kb/messenger/SLN24720.html that of course, doesn't really tell us anything. If Yahoo! can't keep an important product like Messenger up-to-date, it does not bode well for the future of the once mighty Internet giant.
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Derision
07 February 2015
Version: 3.0.2
Ah, Yahoo Messenger, how I'll miss ye. I remember back in the early 2000s, when I was still using a G3 under OS 8.6, and Yahoo Messenger was my go-to messenger. Sure, I had AIM -- everyone used AIM -- but my girlfriend had Windows and a webcam. In 2001, NO chat software for the Mac had any webcam support. Except Yahoo. Yahoo had my back. So I used the application, and over time I became fond of it. I liked how light it felt in OS9, how little memory it took up and even how poorly its buttons were animated. It felt like a rubber band airplane that I'd built out of balsa wood in my basement, and which fell apart violently every second time I'd try to make it fly. The very shortcomings of the application were part of what endeared it. Then OSX came along, and iChat gave us all AIM-based videoconferencing. Yahoo stayed the same (it was a Carbon application at that point, so the OS9 version WAS the OSX version), and I kept using it. In the unfamiliar new world of OSX, Yahoo was a friendly face across a crowd, smiling while it introduced me to all the new people on the block. When PowerPC gave way to Intel, and full 30fps videoconferencing was offered by everyone -- iChat, Skype, Gizmo, and even eventually MSN Messenger -- I still hung onto the newly relaunched beta of Yahoo! Messenger. It still clung to its 3 frame-per-second webcam roots and sometimes-working-audio, but -- like an old girlfriend who's lap you pass out drunk and crying on -- it was familiar. I could have a voice conversation with my mom -- who had Y!M logged in all the time for her work -- or talk to some old friends that would pop into their rarely used Yahoo accounts every so often. It was one of the last holdouts from the era where you could just turn your webcam on, and friends might actually ask to watch it, rather than just trying to creep on your Stickam stream. Creepy. Those days are over, though, because... er... well, I'm not really sure why. Was this Apple or was it Yahoo? I mean, everything worked fine until I updated to Yosemite, and then suddenly the application has a "NO" through it, like it's a 68K application or something. I wonder why Yahoo seems to have just given up on this. I mean, how hard would it be to wrap the web interface into a shell? AIM does that with their videoconferencing -- it's a Flash application. So I'll miss you, Yahoo Messenger. I'll miss all your shortcomings, your badly masked button graphics, your occasionally successful file transfers, and, yes, your awful frame rate video. But most of all, Yahoo Messenger, I'll miss the familiar smell of your perfume, as you hold me through the darkest... Wait. What am I saying? Screw this. Good riddance.
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Barryaus
27 December 2014
Version: 3.0.2
Since Yosemite I cannot use it. Too many have told me that what happened to me is what happened to them too. So I tried to set up my Yahoo! account in Messages. I put in what I certainly think is my Yahoo! credentials, and it simply does not take them. No error message. Just gives me the same window in which to fill it in over and over and over. I realize that Apple is headquartered at 1 Infinite Loop, but that should not mean I have to have to suffer and infinite loop. By the way, when I put in what are obviously NOT proper credentials (such as my usual Email address, not my @yahoo.com address) I do get an error message.
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Makosuke
02 November 2014
Version: 3.0.2
If you're on Yosemite, forget this, use Messenger.app. Prior to Yosemite, Messenger was already problematic--avatars were completely broken when used on a Retina display unless you hacked the app, so it either looked awful or you were running it in low-rez mode. Past that, though, it did use system notifications to inoffensively let you know you know when someone you know logged on or off, and ran relatively smoothly. File transfers were flakey, though--it would often error out randomly partway through a transfer. It won't even launch with Yosemite, however, so now it's useless. The good news is, Apple's built-in Messenger.app works just fine with Yahoo accounts. In fact, file transfers work *better* than with this--it doesn't repeatedly bug you with "where do you want to save?" dialogues like the Yahoo app, and if you get an image, it puts it inline in the conversation where it's easily visible.
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RikWallin
10 September 2014
Version: 3.0.2
Will not run on Mavericks or Yosemite.. Total POS
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Justanthrguyhere
04 September 2014
Version: 3.0.2
Looks like Mavericks is the end of the road for this?
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Dp-G4-450guy
03 April 2014
Version: 3.0.2
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.
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xBlack
05 August 2012
Version: 3.0.2
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.
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xBlack
04 August 2012
Version: 3.0.2
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.
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augdrama
01 August 2012
Version: 3.0.2
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?
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xBlack
28 July 2012
Version: 3.0.2
In the last version, the forgot debug enabled and detailed logs are being generated.
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mitxixipi
28 July 2012
Version: 3.0.2
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 ..
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SteveClark1000
26 July 2012
Version: 3.0.2
Chatroom list is gone with OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
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Albabe
20 July 2012
Version: 3.0.2
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...
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Albabe
17 July 2012
Version: 3.0.2
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...
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xBlack
17 July 2012
Version: 3.0.2
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.
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Jamess6
15 July 2012
Version: 3.0.2
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.
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xBlack
15 July 2012
Version: 3.0.2
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)
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Leesa
14 July 2012
Version: 3.0.2
I like Yahoo Messenger... It's just easier (for me) than the rest. But for Yahoo, we Mac Users are quite obviously Second Class Citizens. I guess we should feel grateful that they have anyone at all working in their Mac Department... seeing as it takes years and years to do Updates or Betas or Fixes... sigh.
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Macinman
14 July 2012
Version: 3.0.2
I just downloaded 3.0.2 from MacUpdate. Seems like it's rock solid. As regards to the other comments about automatic update not working,. I usually don't keep Yahoo on the mac, i usually use it via adium, or yahoo mobile on my iphone. For me the interface looks a bit cleaner then 3.0.1 beta2 which was the latest for a long time. I'm running snow leopard, as Lion is too buggy in areas that I need to be stable, and my macbook 2,1 is too old for mountain lion. so i'll stick with stable instead of the latest bleeding edge. In my configuration 3.0.2 seems to be working well.
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Libertyforall1776
14 July 2012
Version: 3.0.2
Typical Yahoo, no release notes, 3.0.1 does not detect there is an update available, and it looks like no substantive new features. :(
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Chaloots
14 July 2012
Version: 3.0.2
Have version 3.0 installed which, when "check for updates" is selected, assures me that it is, in fact, the most current. Not that it surprises me, as Yahoo Messenger's Mac offering has been one disappointment after another.
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Tookay
06 May 2012
Version: 3.0.1 beta
Eventually hangs and crashes with every launch. Video chat rarely works, and usually requires a re-launch. Chat rooms do not work properly. Yahoo has clearly abandoned OSX users, with this barely functional application being buggy and not updated in two years. The good news is that iChat works very well with Yahoo Messenger, although it does not appear to have chat room functionality.
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Macmasters
05 October 2011
Version: 3.0.1 beta
For some reason, the user list in chatroom has gone. So I have to give this a low rating since I haven't seen fix or update
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Libertyforall1776
27 February 2011
Version: 3.0.1 beta
10.7 Lion's iChat 6 now has Yahoo Messenger compatibility, incl. audio/video... http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/02/26/mac_os_x_lion_ichat_supports_yahoo_messenger_video_and_voice_chat.html
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trungpt
14 January 2011
Version: 3.0.1 beta
Why staying in Beta for so long. Please make this software have the same functionalities as Windows version.
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Splig
25 May 2010
Version: 3.0.1 beta
Not very good. Again. It randomly disconnects (within 20 minutes) and then needs restarting, as it becomes becomes unidirectional after a disconnect. Use Adium, unless you need video. I wish they would add that.
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Mystical
04 May 2010
Version: 3.0.1 beta
I'm having a problem with this, my friends on windows could see me, but i can't get to see any of them. Is it just me or are others experiencing the same thing?
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Younkint
28 March 2010
Version: 3.0.1 beta
Working as advertised here on two different machines; both PPC, 10.5.8. Of course the usual limitations from the Windows version apply, but then that's probably going to be the way it is. The functionality of Yahoo IM hasn't changed much for many years. The picture sharing, video with sound, etc., features of the Windows version will probably never happen on Mac or 'Nix machines if they haven't happened by now...
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Bousozoku
28 March 2010
Version: 3.0.1 beta
In 2005 at the second beta release for version 3.0, I joked with other users that Yahoo! Messenger 3.0 would be released some time in 2011. There have been 2 releases per year until 2009 when there were, I believe, four. Unfortunately, my joke seems to be a sad reality. While the Windows version has had something like 3 major versions, very little seems to have happened with the Mac OS X version. Only the Linux/*BSD users are more forgotten.
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Buzzard
27 March 2010
Version: 3.0.1 beta
This latest beta version (how long will this be in beta???) crashes every time upon signing out. I haven't seen any other benefits, and Yahoo hasn't provided any release notes, so my advice would be to stay away from this one. Unfortunately, I replaced the previous version with this latest one, so it's gone and I can't find a link to get the previous version so that I can downgrade. Other features seem to work ok from the limited amount of time that I have spent using it. But anything that repeatedly crashes with every signout is not what I would consider to be a useful update. Back to Adium for me.....
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IslandApe
29 September 2009
Version: 3.0b192773
An updated version of Yahoo! Messenger for Mac 3.0 is now available. This latest version includes a fix for a sign-in issue that some users have been experiencing. When we tested this latest version with some of those users, they found that it did correct their problem.
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Arya
11 September 2009
Version: 3.0b191946
the webcam is not working on my mac (MB404, early 2008). just pitch black. So i keep using the previous version though it is also buggy (the webcam will be off after a certain period automatically....) anybody knows why Yahoo is (so) slow on YM for mac?
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Albabe
05 September 2009
Version: 3.0b191946
I'm having trouble staying connected for even a few minutes tonight... It might be a coincidence and maybe Yahoo is having trouble with their servers.
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bpg131313
04 September 2009
Version: 3.0b191946
I'm using this version on 10.6 and have had no problems with it at all. No delays, no spinning beach balls, nothing. Sorry to hear other people are having problems, but it's working fine for me on my Mac Pro.
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Ray16
04 September 2009
Version: 3.0b191946
I'm still using 10.3.9 last build....none of the versions work, what gives???
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Robertcoogan
04 September 2009
Version: 3.0b191946
Current version won't launch - always crashes.
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Macdriver
04 September 2009
Version: 3.0b191946
dont install with 10.6 all you get is the spinning beach ball
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Albabe
05 June 2009
Version: 3.0b4.156957
New version 3.0 beta 4 (178870) is available as of 6-5-09
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BrentB
29 May 2009
Version: 3.0b4.156957
New version out that fixes the crashing after updating to 10.5.7.
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Bousozoku
10 February 2009
Version: 3.0b4.156957
Beta 4 = year 4 of the version 3 beta. I realise that it's only 2009 but could you please finish it before this computer is no longer functional? I was given a Windows machine and Yahoo! Messenger has had 3 versions (7, 8, and 9) since I got the machine in 2006. Sad to say, but I've tried the Linux version and it's worse off than the Mac OS X version. Any hopes for a finished release in 2009?
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Clauclau
10 February 2009
Version: 3.0b4.156957
It would have been easier and quicker for Yahoo to co operate with Apple way before than Google, as Yahoo has valuable designers and services are intuitive and unified all over what they acquire. But when it comes to Mac, here comes the problems: -slow application, -Cpu hungry -when disconnected/connected HUD appears all the time, -no file transfer on msn users, -nor avatars, -sometimes I write to yahoo users and they also don't get the messages as well. -Big MSN incompatibility warning shows up ahead every time message session begins. -No Multilanguage support: I even proposed to translate it, can't care less. World is flat and starts from NYC and ends to LA as usual. -No video Multi chat support like iChat. -no screensharing -no avatar drag and drop (must go to preferences) -no multi avatar window pops up That's all for now folks.
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Bt72118
04 September 2008
Version: 3.0b3.126432
Do not download this version!!! Stick with what you've got. This one is the devil's baby. I'm running MacOS 10.5.4 and this version does not work.
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Castle-Rose
24 July 2008
Version: 3.0b3.120437
WOW, This really is a fix to the issues with v3b3 (98855) Stealth Settings works again, Yahoo! Sending files with non-alphanumeric characters in the name works again. Yahoo! The problems with video chat freezing are still there but that's most-likely a problem with the Y! servers. I don't have any memory issues on my old PB G4. Even with a video chat it varies between 15% and 25% CPU. That's not bad. Maybe Intel code is different. If you have found that the last 2 previous updates broke more than they fixed, THIS is the update for you.
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Darth-Brooks
24 July 2008
Version: 3.0b3.120437
Still sucks up all available CPU. Unusable as is.
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Albabe
06 June 2008
Version: 3.0b3.98855
I've been using this with 10.4.11 for a while... no probs... a little slow, which is usually cured by a restart. (I have been told it's because of the logging all the chats). I installed 10.5.3... The ap is so slow now... after a few minutes in a chat room, the letters type in interminably slow... one... at... a ... time...
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Osxi
29 May 2008
Version: 3.0b3.98855
Why does the chat window auto scroll back to the top (the first part of the conversation) after every entry? So I've got to manually scroll down every time I want to read what was just written...
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Echorob
31 March 2008
Version: 3.0b3.98855
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
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Aggo
26 March 2008
Version: 3.0b3.98855
Well, it's better the previous couple of builds. Still sucks compared to Yahoo Messenger for PC though.
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tim-dehring
26 March 2008
Version: 3.0b3.98855
Holy crap. I will send a screenshot if needed. When I go to About Yahoo Messenger, I get 98855. Yes, Get Info on the app reveals 98006. Sorry.
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tim-dehring
26 March 2008
Version: 3.0b3.98855
Works as advertised. Don't care about the build number as long as it works. Thanks! Now, just get this out of beta :)
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MacUpdate-Lon
26 March 2008
Version: 3.0b3.98855
Although this new version is purported to be and is listed as being 3.0b3 build 98855, a 'Get Info' command issued against the downloaded application shows it to be 3.0b3 build 98006 as of this posting.
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C-Moi
26 March 2008
Version: 3.0b3.98006
Guys, this is a Beta. Beta software may crash. But hey, it's free and they allow us to use it, why not?
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Simonm
31 January 2008
Version: 3.0b2.78326
Seems to no longer work with MSN contacts. Slow pace of development leads me to consider an alternative client.
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Macmasters
22 January 2008
Version: 3.0b2.78326
Crashes ALOT! Leopard
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Jeff-H-
25 December 2007
Version: 3.0b2.78326
They call this "video support"? Did they run a webcam and see how it looked and then released it as "video support"?. It looks like 5-8 FPS...totally useless as a vid-chat app. The text part is as good or bad as any other for my uses, but the deal-breaker is the lack of any usable video chatting.
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Macmasters
26 November 2007
Version: 3.0b2.78326
Crashes all the time. More so than the previous vertion in Lepard
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Geekbox
24 November 2007
Version: 3.0b2.78326
Crashes when I try to run this program running leopard
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Mail21
24 November 2007
Version: 3.0b2.78326
Just wondering...wouldn't it be soo much easier (and better for all of us) if Apple and Yahoo! just worked together on this and implemented Yahoo! messenger compatibility in iChat...?!? Oh well, one can dream...
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BrookJordan
15 November 2007
Version: 3.0b2.75170
My cam is so unstable on this version, is there any way to get hold of previous versions? I was daft enough to override my old version :(
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Castle-Rose
27 October 2007
Version: 3.0b2.75170
Wow, 2 updates in 2 weeks. There finally making some progress on this. It's about time!
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A-J-Benamu
27 October 2007
Version: 3.0b2.75170
It lost communication with WLM.
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Nicolasd
26 October 2007
Version: 3.0b2.75170
it's a beta so it has bugs, but it's SUCH a perfect Mac OS X app in terms of look and feel, ease of use. more pleasant than Adium, if less capable. the developer's doing an awesome job!
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Syed-Ali
06 October 2007
Version: 3.0b2
I was still using b1 version due to bugs with the b2 version. But for some reason b1 client stopped connecting to yahoo services about a week ago. I finally broke down and upgraded to b2 and now it's working. Anyone else having this issue ?
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Mysticalos
10 September 2007
Version: 3.0b2
Yahoo! Messenger Version 3.0 beta 2 (build 65474) Fatal Bugs: 1. Crash when joining a second chat room with a different sub profile than first chatroom while first chat room is still open. 2. Hang when loading an extremely long chat from message archive, app never recovers because for some reason once it finally finishes loading it, then it asks it to refresh, and starts to reload the thing all over again, endlessly. 3. Unable to scroll the list of chatters in chatrooms. no horizontal scroll bar. so only able to view chatters that fit in current window size. Also usernames should always be visible not just a mouse-over. 4. Ignore those not on buddy-list ignores all users in chat since chat follows same privacy behavior of PMs (after all, it's just a chatroom thrown into a PM window) 5. Cannot invite just one person in room to cam, clicking webcam icon invites ENTIRE room to cam. this is a critical critical bug. 6. Webcam connections are less reliable than b1, the bug fixes to reliability made things worse. Constant dropping of cams both viewing and transmitting, it will appear as it's still on but will have dropped connection to server and dropped other part from viewing or you from receiving images...it actually shows up as "user stopped broadcasting" 7. Unable to view a users cam without adding them to buddy-list or if they send an invite. But there is no possible way to request a webcam unless user is on buddy-list. This is a critical bug with chatroom support present. 8. Chat becomes laggy and spikes cpu usage and beach-balls some once history gets very long. It should auto purge old chat data like PC counter part does to avoid same problem. Messenger will be slowed to a crawl after a few hours in chat. Other Bugs 1. Time stamps in chat room don't show properly unless disabled and then re-enabled. 2, App may show wrong avatar on sign-in screen. 3. PM windows and chat windows observe bad horizontal scroll bar behavior from very long hyperlinks. hyperlink doesn't get properly text wrapped to margins of the conversation window and causes horizontal scroll bars to appear. 4. File transfer dialog (embedded in PM) does not clear after file transfer has finished until after a LONG delay. 5 People invited to cam show up on the viewers list but what if more than one person is invited, how to tell which ones are viewing and what ones are not if they are all on list and cam window only says "2 users invited" also when someone is invited it no longer shows number of viewers. UI needs some tweaking on these issues. 6. Buddy-list does not honor address-book entries for MSN Live usernames that are in address-book on yahoo like PC counterpart does. 7. Mac Messenger still erases address book entry for a user added to buddy-list whom an entry already exists for on address-book server. Entry should be updated not overwritten. 8. During heavy internet lag (ISP was having issues, major latency) Yahoo Messenger would take a LOT longer to launch, several bounces on both macs (intel and ppc). Unusual being the lag should affect connecting not app launch(unless app automatically checks for updates during launch?). On same note, app has unpleasant beach-ball when choosing to connect during same lag. App should remain responsive in case you want to cancel or something. Rather than having to force it closed. 9. Text may not wrap when typing a message that exceeds first type line. When this happens you will no longer be able to see your text you are typing. 10. Message archive saves folders for all users encountered in chat, including bots and non friends while you are in room. At time of chat logger empty folders are purged however, but they shouldn't be created in first place if users didn't actually PM. (again, client unable to differentiate PM behavior from Chatroom behavior since Chat is using same conversationview.nib. Also very after clearing spam PMs from bots, the bot folder cannot be deleted from message archive it has to be manually purged from application support\yahoo\message archive directory. 11. Chatroom always displays original roomname you first joined. It will not reflect new room names when you change to different rooms. 12. /join, /think, etc commands not supported in chat but essential for basic function of chat without having to dig through Most requested features: 1. Cam window detached as an option. Buddy-list integration should not be forced. 2. Webcam viewer window statistics, the Sub bar that 2.5.3 had, time of last image received etc. 3. Color fades/effects on OUR typing not just buddies. 4. Ability to disable nicknames/Actual Names in Chatrooms (separate from PMs)
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Kps
07 September 2007
Version: 3.0b2
Yahoo Messenger for the Mac lags so woefully far behind the Windows version that this poor quality update is more insult than improvement. The captcha issue is beyond annoying and the entire program still lacks the vast majority of features Windows users have had for years. While the poor stability issue may be due to it being a beta, the entire effort is such useless crap that the release version can't possibly be worth the effort to download it. Stay FAR away from this dog. Yahoo doesn't give a rat's ass about Macs and this worthless app shows it.
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New-User
07 September 2007
Version: 3.0b2
So Yahoo finally gives Mac user chat room support. And it's a complete joke. You have to go to their website to fill in a "captcha" each time you join a room. Every single time you change rooms, they give you a link that you have to go to to fill in the "captcha". Completely asinine. And to top it off, the "user list" for chat rooms consists of a row of horizontal icons of all the users in the room, you have to mouse-over the icons to see the user names. I suppose if you go around adding everyone to your buddy-list this is good as you can see their custom user icons. But in practice it means you have a row of generic icons. Just give us a normal list of user names! Oh, yea this version also ads tabbed chat. But they still haven't fixed innumerable other problems that make the yahoo chat/IM experience too painful to use. Back to Adium.
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Macmasters
07 September 2007
Version: 3.0b2
The chat room option is nice to have for sure. Having to type in security codes are a pain each time you enter a new room kinda sucks and I dont seem to find anywhere you can see who all is in the room
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Spudboy
06 September 2007
Version: 3.0b2
It's getting better. I like it better then Adium. Adium has to many options. Makes a persons head explode.
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Super-a
22 July 2007
Version: 3.0b1r4
Death to Yahoo.
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Quazar
31 May 2007
Version: 3.0b1r4
The size is exactly the same, the errors, crashes and all misbehaves !! And worse of all, they didn't bother to change the build number, that's bloody funny ! Watchout Yahoo, Apple updates a huge software called MAC OS X every other month and for about 6 months u did nothing !!!
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Rog
31 May 2007
Version: 3.0b1r4
It still crashes just as often! The only reason I start it up is to quickly log into Yahoo Mail.
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Mysticalos
31 May 2007
Version: 3.0b1r4
There is no difference. r2 r3 and r4 are identical 100%. After doing extensive comparing I found that the ONLY thing changed is r3 changed the license agreement disclaimer when mounting DMG, however it had a mistake in it. it linked to windows messenger EULA page, so r4 fixed the disclaimer to link to mac messenger page instead. But aside from DMG image being modified with a new disclaimer, the actual app itself is a perfect duplicate. Pointless to download or replace your r2 with it since it's still r2 app.
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Mystical
30 May 2007
Version: 3.0b1r4
Can anyone tell me what is new in this release, I can't seem to find any.
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Daiyi
02 May 2007
Version: 3.0b1r2
I really would like to use this beta version (perpetual beta) but it often has problems accessing the Yahoo server and will never receive a cross platform webcam broadcast. Thus, I have to resort to 2.5.3, which is just so much harder to look at. Will this ever be updated and will it work properly?
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Jooolzg
19 April 2007
Version: 3.0b1r2
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!!!!
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Moebian73
24 February 2007
Version: 3.0b1r2
I havent had any problems with my Yahoo IM. I dunno why all you guys are fussin over it. It works for me just fine. The only thing I can't seem to do is look at the chat logs. How do I do that?
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Russell-Gleason
16 December 2006
Version: 3.0b1r2
I agree with ALBABE. You still can't even get into the chatrooms even with this "new version" of yahoo messenger. It's a joke. Yahoo needs a mac software developer who knows what he's doing.
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Abraham-Irawan
05 December 2006
Version: 3.0b1r2
i thought it was just me having this problem, can't login to yahoo messenger anymore except i select behind firewall, which is i don't use firewall, and when i use PC version YM working this version of yahoo is useless, coz when u select behind firewall it will connect but it will stay like ghost, u seems online but u're not, every 5 minutes i have to quit and reconnect, suck btw i followed parsleymorris tips, still can't get this beast working yahoo u should fix this please
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Parsleymorris
04 December 2006
Version: 3.0b1r2
Ah, I've found a solution now... if you type 'Yahoo Messenger' into Spotlight and delete all the .plist files that come up, then it should work fine again! :)
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Parsleymorris
04 December 2006
Version: 3.0b1r2
I've had exactly the same problem as Dr Syn and Mandarini. It all worked fine (I was using it for about 2 months) until yesterday when I couldn't sign in.. The pinwheel just rotates continuously and refuses to let me enter...
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Albabe
01 December 2006
Version: 3.0b1r2
It's nice to have a developer make a few cursory comments in here... but... Big Deal. 5 months and this Crap App is still a beta? This "new" version has less features than the 3 YEAR old last version!!! Sheeeesh... talk about feeling like a second class citizen...
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Veggiedude
06 November 2006
Version: 3.0b1r2
I have to downgrade my earlier review, because I have found that the software doesn't seem to work properly with the PC client. My work mates don;t see me online or they can't see my IM's or both. To workaround this, I had to switch to Fire, which works flawlessly.
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Dr-syn
24 October 2006
Version: 3.0b1r2
Well, I have exactly the same problem as Mandarini......The program worked fine for about three weeks, and then refused to open. I also re-installed with no improvement. Has anyone else had the problem, or have a solution?
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Mandarini
19 October 2006
Version: 3.0b1r2
Well, Mac is nice nad easy to use...but I am having a problem with the Yahoo Messenger Beta Version. I have been using it for a month with my MacBook, but yesterday when I tried to log in, the application quit unexpectedly. I tried to reopen ot, but it didn't work. I have re-installed it, but the problem persists. I am really upset on this....but as a whole this messenger is COOL, and the features are great, it's just that this small problem disturbs. Any suggestions? Comments on this?
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Veggiedude
02 September 2006
Version: 3.0b1r2
I think the Mac version is far superior to the PC version. Why would I want to have adverts displaying on my screen? Give me a break! The Mac version is more professional looking and is not littered with ads, I hope it stays this way but something tells me that won't be the case.
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Albabe
01 September 2006
Version: 3.0b1r2
As jbohn has already reported... this is NOT a new version. It's been around for a few weeks in all it's pathetic inept glory. C'mon Yahoo, give us Mac users a break. MysticalOS (Adam Williams) below has an enormous list of crap that Yahoo has done nothing about. It's also got serious privacy flaws as younkint has already stated: http://www.macfixit.com/index.php?date=2006-08-10 and this: http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/393195 While my problems aren't as lengthy as some... here's my major buggaboos: No "Ignore" Button No "Show Profile" Button No ability to "Save copy" And nothing like 2.5.3's "Command K" ... that used to show all that's been typed in conversation No Ability to Join Yahoo Chat Rooms No "See Others Cam" button or pull down
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Kwmartini
10 August 2006
Version: 3.0b1
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.
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Patddfan1
14 July 2006
Version: 3.0b1
This is a long overdue update to Yahoo IM, but it is very similar to Adium (except that you can't talk to anyone using AIM, and MSN messenger support is coming soon!) otherwise, it is good that Yahoo finally updated the Mac version. the PC version has more features, so there will probably be several updates coming soon, cause Mac users still can't access yahoo's "chat room" function, and it will also need to be universal (ppc/intel) before they can call it Yahoo Messenger 3.0!
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Mysticalos
10 July 2006
Version: 3.0b1
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. ------------------------------------------ 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. ---------------------------------------------------- ISP: Alltel DSL 15MB down 368 up. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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
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Lexicon5
08 July 2006
Version: 3.0b1
Buggy buggy buggy. Some features are cool some no so much. The main issue I'm having is not receiving any off-line or some cases, on-line messages. Also, I can be in the middle of a chat and they just stop receiving my messages thinking I logged off without saying anything. Needs a LOT of work...
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