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May 22, 2011 5:01 PM

My friend and I have used iChat for a long time and it's been working fine but suddenly he can't see my messages anymore. I can see and read his messages, but whenever I send him anything he is unable to see it. It hasn't happened with any of my other friends, and as far as I know both of us have updated software. Also, we are able to talk to the same friends with no problems--it is only when we talk to eachother that it gets all weird. Anyway... I'm clearly confused! I would love help. Thank you so much!

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,840 points)
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    May 23, 2011 1:05 PM (in response to ssrcw)



    It is very odd that you are the only Buddy this happens to for them.


    In their iChat they should go to the View Menu and then Messages.

    Then change the style from Balloons to anything else.


    Between you check the colour of the Font you use and the colour of the IM background (whether you are using Balloons or not) and check this with the colour and background set at the other end for Incoming Overrides.


    Most Likely

    It is possible that they have changed one colour such as the Font one and it matches the colour of the Balloon/Background. (or vice versa).  Most likely they have set Random colours ready for Group chats/Chatrooms and have set a Font Colour that becomes "Invisible")



    It may pay for them to delete found in their Home Folder/Library/Preferences (drag it to the Trash) and then Restart iChat.

    This will unfortunately also lose all their other settings in the iChat Preferences.


    Finally if none of these work they will have to Reinstall iChat.

    This involves their Start Up Disk and downloading and Installing the COMBO version of the last OS Update they did (to re-update iChat)



    9:04 PM      Monday; May 23, 2011

    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"


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