11 Replies Latest reply: May 24, 2012 11:27 AM by Ralph Johns (UK)
janafran Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Ichat says I am invisible to all buddies but my status is set to Available or Away im not sure if i clicked a setting or what I can do to fix this..

  • 1. Re: invisible problem
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,480 points)

    HI,

     

    If you have several accounts then go to the iChat Menu > Preferences > General Section and Unlink the accounts/Buddy lists  (Last items of the top section)

     

    Now check the settings for each Buddy List.

     

     

     


    9:33 PM      Monday; March 19, 2012


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

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.3)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

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

  • 2. Re: invisible problem
    janafran Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for your response.  I do not have more than one account.  I have tried everything possible but I am invisible to all my buddies yet my status is Away or Available.

  • 3. Re: invisible problem
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,480 points)

    Hi,

     

    If this Mac with this iChat says it is Available then we have to consider a second Login

     

     


    9:56 PM      Monday; March 19, 2012


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

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.3)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

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

  • 4. Re: invisible problem
    janafran Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i dont believe i have a second login or that i am logged in anywhere else

  • 5. Re: invisible problem
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,480 points)

    Hi,

     

    Ok...

    If you have one Account (iChat (Or Messages) Menu > Preferences > Accounts

    This will list Bonjour and then one other (everyone gets Bonjour).  (If Messages an additional one called iMessage will have been set up)

     

    IF this account Logs in to AIM then there will be several tabs/buttons on the right.

    Account Info, Server Settings and Security.

     

    In the Account info tab deselect the "Use this Account" to Log out.

    Change the option to Allow Multiple Logins.

    Log Back In again (tick the "Use this Account" box).

     

    Do you get an IM from AIMSysMess saying you are logged in twice ?

    If so type 1 and press enter as a reply.

     

    Next go to the Security tab/Button

    In this Pane what is the setting being used ?

    Allowing Buddy List only will mean you have to have Buddies in the List to see them Online and for them to "See" you.

    Similarly for Allow Specific People.  If certain Buddies are not in this List then they will not see you as being On line.

     

    Again if you have created the account as Username@AOL.com (or added @AIM.com) then you Buddies will not see  you as AIM names on the whole don't use the @xxx.com suffix when it is an AIM Registered Name - obviously the Apple IDs of @mac.com and @me.com look like exceptions but they are registered elsewhere.

    Effectively this can mean your Buddies and you are using different Names.

    This in turn will have an impact on the Security Settings above.

     

     

     

     

     


    7:50 PM      Tuesday; March 20, 2012


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

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.3)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

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

  • 6. Re: invisible problem
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,480 points)

    Also try tuning On Invisibility and then Off again.

     

    (Hint from EZ Jim)

     

     


    9:38 PM      Tuesday; March 20, 2012


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

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.3)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

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

  • 7. Re: invisible problem
    janafran Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i have tried going to the security settings when i unclick and click enable this account i do not get a pop up message that i am signed on elsewhere.  My settings say that all my buddies can see me.  I have also tried turning invisibility on and off.. still nothing..

  • 8. Re: invisible problem
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,480 points)

    Ummm,

     

    I ma presuming this is an AIM login as only those and the Yahoo Accounts if you have one can do Invisible

     

    You can see Buddies in your List as On Line.

    They can not see you as being On line.

     

    Causes

    Invisible set somewhere as you suggest.

    You have told then the "wrong" Screen Name (Adding @AOL or @AIM.com when not needed or listing @me.com instead of @mac.com

    A version of iChat that allows the Linking/setting or Buddy List Statuses to the Same thing (even versions that don't have one Buddy List like Lion or the Messages Beta). It is possible this way to get Jabber ID s and the Bonjour Buddy List to say Invisible has been set.

     

     

    Parental Controls would not do this as you would not see your Buddies as ON-line either.

     

    Summary of what I think you have told me.

    AIM or Yahoo account (More likely AIM).

    An AIM Login in this case would include @mac.com and @me.com names from Apple.

    Your Buddies appear in your Buddy List

    You do not appear in their's

     

    You have tried Setting Invisibility On then Off again.

    You have checked for a second Login  ??  (I am not entirely sure you changed the Allow Multiple Logins to Off as that is not what you said).  You implied that you had checked this by saying you don't get the pop up message.

     

    You have not confirmed that the Name has been told to the Buddies needs the @xxx.com or not.

    In fact to be fair I do not know yet if it an an AIM, Apple ID or Yahoo account.

     

     

     


    8:31 PM      Wednesday; March 21, 2012


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

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.3)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

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

  • 9. Re: invisible problem
    hauke.mueller Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    You're invisible because of a corrupted buddy list. The iMessage beta does things like this.

     

    To remedy log on with your account to aim.com (click on: sign in) then change your status to online (green dot) and then log out. This repairs the buddy list.

     

    cheers,

    hauke

  • 10. Re: invisible problem
    ^dave Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Hauke, this fixed it for me.

  • 11. Re: invisible problem
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,480 points)

    Hi,

     

    Are you suggesting logging on to AIM via a web site such as AIM Settings ?

    This will work for Names registered at AIM and those from Apple ending in @mac.com.

     

    The MobileMe (@me.com) issued ones will also work.

     

    However iCloud issued @me.com names will not work on this site.

     

     


    7:27 PM      Thursday; May 24, 2012


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

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

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