4 Replies Latest reply: May 11, 2013 3:56 PM by sberman
BGmail Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

Hi

 

I am expereincing very strange error in Messages.  When I try to open the Preferences within the application it opens up isight.  Camera is on.  It does not go to preferences window.

 

Any ideas as to why this would be happening?

 

Thanks and I look forward to your reply.


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: Strange error in messages app.
    sberman Level 7 Level 7 (24,490 points)

    Do you have tabs across the top of your preferences?  If so, what happens if you tap the "General" tab on the left?

     

    Update: I should have asked it you have tabs across the resulting screen, whether it's called Preferences or not.

  • 2. Re: Strange error in messages app.
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,495 points)

    Ummm,

     

    The Preferences of iChat or Messages can start up  the camera you have if the Preferences were left on the Video and Audio pane.  It takes the title of the pane.

     

    If the Preferences window shows the Video and Audio pane it has a Preview of what the camera sees.

    Under this is a green response bar for the audio  (your In Audio).

    It has drop downs for the Mic selection, the camera if you have two cameras,   a BlueTooth headset option and the Bandwidth Limit.

     

    Example Pic

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    The man in the pic and the background may vary .

     

     

     

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    7:33 PM      Saturday; May 11, 2013

     

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     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
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  • 3. Re: Strange error in messages app.
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,495 points)

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    I would point out that sberman's answer is essentially the same and was posted 2 hours ahead of mine.

     

     

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    11:14 PM      Saturday; May 11, 2013

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.3)
     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: Strange error in messages app.
    sberman Level 7 Level 7 (24,490 points)

    Thanks, Ralph.

     

    This way, I get to enjoy your "thank you" animation!