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Question: Force touch in Messages no longer brings up info

Since the upgrade to High Sierra, when I try to use Force Touch on the buddy icon, I no longer get the window that pops up with info about that buddy.


Anyone else have this or know of a solution?


Thanks,


Boris

MacBook Pro with Retina display, iOS 10.2

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Problem is resolved. One has to force touch on the blue area surrounding the buddy icon, not the buddy icon itself.

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Nov 16, 2017 1:26 PM in response to Boris Beckert In response to Boris Beckert

Hi,


My Desktops don't have that option and I have always used the Buddies menu.



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9:26 pm Thursday; November 16, 2017


 iMac 2.5Ghz i5 2011 (Sierra)
 G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
 MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
 Mac OS X (10.6.8),
 iPhone 6 iOS 11.x and an iPad (2)

Nov 16, 2017 1:26 PM

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Nov 16, 2017 2:36 PM in response to Ralph Johns (UK) In response to Ralph Johns (UK)

This would be on the MacBook Pro Retina 2016. It has the force touch track pad and prior to the High Sierra update, one feature of the force touch track pad was the ability to force touch on the buddy icon to get a "get info" type of pop up. One can now get the same information by clicking on the "details" link at the top right of the messages window. Same info, but not quite as elegant.

Nov 16, 2017 2:36 PM

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Nov 17, 2017 12:39 PM in response to Boris Beckert In response to Boris Beckert

Hi,


I think many things about recent versions of the OS are less elegant than this used to be.


AS you point out the solution may be less elegant that what went on before.









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8:39 pm Friday; November 17, 2017


 iMac 2.5Ghz i5 2011 (Sierra)
 G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
 MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
 Mac OS X (10.6.8),
 iPhone 6 iOS 11.x and an iPad (2)

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Nov 18, 2017 12:43 PM in response to Boris Beckert In response to Boris Beckert

Good to hear you found a solution.



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8:43 pm Saturday; November 18, 2017


 iMac 2.5Ghz i5 2011 (Sierra)
 G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
 MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
 Mac OS X (10.6.8),
 iPhone 6 iOS 11.x and an iPad (2)

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