September 3, 2009 on 11:30 am | In Mac version | 108 Comments
An updated version of Yahoo! Messenger for Mac 3.0 is now available.
This latest version includes a couple of new features and many bug fixes to help enhance overall stability and performance. Other changes were made to ensure compatibility with Apple’s latest version of OS X, Snow Leopard.
For the first time, Insider is now available in Yahoo! Messenger for Mac. The new version of Insider offers quick access to the latest news, including local news for U.S. locations. You can also check the weather, see what awaits you in your Yahoo! Mail inbox, or easily search the web, images or video.
This latest version also includes a “Report a Problem” feature to make it easier for Mac users to report technical issues they’re experiencing. To access it, click on the Help menu and select “Report a Problem to Yahoo!”.
From there you can select the feature area that relates to your issue (sign in, messaging, webcam etc.), and then describe the problem you’re having. We really appreciate it when you submit your problems this way as the diagnostic information that’s included helps us better troubleshoot the issue.
Download Yahoo! Messenger for Mac 3.0 Beta
As always, we appreciate your feedback which you can submit by going to the Help menu in the Mac version and selecting “Send Feedback”.
We hope you enjoy this latest version!
May 28, 2009 on 3:44 pm | In Mac version | 117 Comments
As promised, we’ve released a new build of Yahoo! Messenger for Mac 3.0 Beta (178870). This latest build fixes the issues with auto log-in and chat room crashes that were occurring for users who had upgraded to Mac OSX 10.5.7.
Download Yahoo! Messenger for Mac Beta 3.0
Thanks for your patience while we worked out the bugs.
May 22, 2009 on 3:02 pm | In iphone, Mac version | 23 Comments
For those of you having issues with the latest Mac OS X update (10.5.7) and Yahoo! Messenger for Mac, help is on the way.
We’ve identified the problems causing the chat room crash and the sign-in problem* (see potential workaround below), and will be releasing those fixes in a new build soon. So stay tuned to the blog; we’ll let you know as soon it’s available. Thanks for your patience.
On an Apple-related note, we’re smiling this week because we hit the 1 million download mark for our Yahoo! Messenger for the iPhone app. Thanks to all of our users for giving it a try and providing their feedback. We really appreciate it.
* Here’s a workaround if you are having trouble signing in since you updated to 10.5.7 (and are using a “behind the firewall” connection setting): Try disabling auto-login. To do that, click on the Yahoo! Messenger menu, select “Preferences”, then click on the “General” tab. Uncheck the box that says “Automatically start Yahoo! Messenger”. Quit Yahoo! Messenger completely and relaunch it again. If this fixes the issue, please hold off on turning auto-login back on until we release the new build.
May 12, 2009 on 11:52 am | In Mac version | 41 Comments
I don’t post about Yahoo! Messenger for the Mac very often, so I thought I’d share a few of my favorite features/preferences.
Webcam display image: Use your webcam to take a display image picture. Pose for your shot, hit the “Take Snapshot” button and wait for the counter to get to 1 – then smile! To use this feature, go to the Yahoo! Messenger menu, select “Preferences” and then click the Display Image icon in the toolbar. Click on the “Image” option in the center, then click “Webcam” to take your pic.
Hide display images in your contact list: On some days, it can seem like none of my friends have a display image. There’s only so often I can look at an anonymous grey head. So if you like to keep things simple, or just don’t like your friend’s display images, you can hide them on your contact list.
Go to the Yahoo! Messenger menu, select “Preferences” and then click the Display Image icon in the toolbar. Then uncheck the “Show display images in my Messenger list” box.
Apple + n keyboard shortcut: This handy trick brings up a contact search box with auto-filtering, making it easy to find a friend in your list and start a new IM.
Let the music play (or not):
Under Preferences > Voice & Calls, you’ll find a checkbox that says “Pause iTunes during calls”. This is checked by default so if you’re grooving when a call comes in, your music will automatically pause. But if you like background tunes while you chat, uncheck it.
What’s your favorite tip or trick in Yahoo! Messenger for Mac?
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March 24, 2009 on 1:23 pm | In 9.0 version, Mac version, News | 42 Comments
We did it! With the help of your votes, we retained our title and won several more categories in the 2009 About.com IM Awards.
After 160,339 votes were cast, we won the following awards:
Best IM Client of the Year
Best Mac IM
Most Improved IM
Best Chat Rooms
Best Designed IM (GUI)
Thanks to everyone who voted for us – we really appreciate it!