11 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2012 2:29 PM by Ralph Johns (UK)
BioRich Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

Hi folks.

 

Adding a buddy in Messages takes about 3 minutes for the little dialog window to come up.  No clue why. 

 

Any insight?

 

Cheers


Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Hypercard UG!
  • 1. Re: Messages Add Buddy Takes Forever
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,500 points)

    HI,

     

    I have my Messages app set up to look more like iChat.

    That means all my AIM and Jabber accounts show up in Buddy Lists (Window Menu > Buddies and in the General section of the Preferences they are unlinked).

     

    I have not seen any delay in Adding a Buddy  this way.

     

    I cannot see that without a Buddy list on View that you can add  Buddy

    The Buddy List needs to be "Front" for the Buddies Menu or the Right Click of the Buddy List to show the Pop Menu with the Add Buddy option.

    The CMD + Shift + A also does not work if the Buddy List in not "front"

     

     

     


    10:06 PM      Thursday; November 8, 2012


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

     

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  • 2. Re: Messages Add Buddy Takes Forever
    BioRich Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    Yeah, every buddy I try to add, it's like the app spins for 3 minutes.  I choose the plus sign icon on the buddy list to add a buddy.  Takes forever. 

  • 3. Re: Messages Add Buddy Takes Forever
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,500 points)

    Hi,

     

    AIM or Jabber Account ?  (Or Yahoo )

     

     


    10:17 PM      Thursday; November 8, 2012


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

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • 4. Re: Messages Add Buddy Takes Forever
    BioRich Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    It's before you choose any type of account.  It's just after you click the "Add Buddy" button. 

  • 5. Re: Messages Add Buddy Takes Forever
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,500 points)

    HI,

     

    You can only Add a Buddy to an existing Account/Screen Name/ID  via it's Buddy list.

    Only when a Buddy List is "front" can you access the Add Buddy item in the Buddies menu or the + icon at the bottom of a Buddy List.

     

    However if you have your Buddy list in a combined List and use the + icon then you get this Slide out pane.

    (Using the Add Buddy items in the Buddies menu at this point bring out the same slide)

    Combined List Add Buddy.png

    Are you saying it is using a Combined  List and after using that + icon but before the "Gmail" Drop down is used ?

     

    What happens if you unlink the Buddy Lists ?

     

     


    8:38 PM      Friday; November 9, 2012


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

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • 6. Re: Messages Add Buddy Takes Forever
    BioRich Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    Hi Ralph.  You're telling me stuff I already know. 

     

    That picture you just showed me, takes 3 minutes to come up after I hit the "+" bottom left.  You're already a step down the line. 

  • 7. Re: Messages Add Buddy Takes Forever
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,500 points)

    Hi,

     

    I was playing catch-up a bit as I don't use Messages that way adn wanted to be sure we were on the "Same Page".

     

    As you can see and know from your own experiences that slide is for a Combined Buddy list.

     

    Do you have multiple Accounts logged in ?

    If you separate them (unlink in the General Section of the Preferences) do you get different reponses from different Buddy lists ?

     

     


    9:38 PM      Friday; November 9, 2012


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

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • 8. Re: Messages Add Buddy Takes Forever
    BioRich Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    1.  Gmail account:  same problem

     

    2.  Gmail account 2:  same problem

     

    3.  AIM account:  same problem

     

    Timed, they takt about 4 minutes for the account dialog box to come up. 

  • 9. Re: Messages Add Buddy Takes Forever
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,500 points)

    Hi,

     

    I would try Downloading and Installing the OS X 10.8.2 update over what you have.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1581

     

    In the past with a Install DVD I would have said extract the App and then run the combo to Update it.

    However Mountain Lion does not allow that.

     

    If you have a Time Machine Back up  you could backdate it to and earlier version then run the Combo (before launching it)

     

     

     

     


    10:13 PM      Friday; November 9, 2012


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

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • 10. Re: Messages Add Buddy Takes Forever
    BioRich Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    I will see if that works, but I can't roll back and spend the time chasing this problem.  I'll submit some feedback and just deal with it.  It's no biggy, I'm just concerned all these migrations from legacy chat software has created a problem. 

     

    Cheers

  • 11. Re: Messages Add Buddy Takes Forever
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,500 points)

    Ok.

     

     


    10:28 PM      Friday; November 9, 2012


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

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously