Issue with Aim on new MacBook

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  1. Mike00

    Mike00 New Member

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    My sister needed to get a new laptop for school so I met her at a Mac shop as I explained benefits of the macbook for her. She loves ilife and al ot of other features and went with it. Works great for her with one exception for some reason Aim disconnects pretty often for her. Is there some network setting in macs or something I may not be aware of that would be causing this? Connected through wireless network and works fine on all my other pcs and her internet connect itself is strong and good some reason aim disconnects a lot though.
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    I would take a guess that the power options are set to go to sleep after X amount of minutes/hours and when it does, it disconnects her. Try changing it in the System Preferences
     
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    not sure if it is the same on the Macbooks, but on my powerbook if im using AIM [not ichat or any other kind, but straight up aim for mac] if you have two fingers on the trackpad [or for some reason part of your hand touches the pad] and you move them in opposite directions aim crashes.
     
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    AIM? :hsugh:

    Why not just use iChat or Adium?
     
  5. Mike00

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    Well unless sleep mode is different in a mac (screen stays open) I'd say no it's probably not that it does it while she is actualy on aim.

    Never owned a mac yet (plan on getting an ibook this coming year) so not familiar with ichat but I'll take a look at it.
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Oh so it happens when she's using the program. I thought she was leaving it, then coming back to it being disconnected. By default, Mac laptops have an auto sleep after 20 minutes on battery, and one hour on AC (approximately).
     
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    I have nothing but problems with aim. ichat = salvation.
     
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    adium=salvation
     
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    Adium ftw. now if they only added myspace support to Adium, it would be perfect.
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    .... myspace support? who does that? (i know, obviously myspace, but i mean who has myspace support in their client?)
     
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    who uses myspace?
     
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    Isn't the myspace messenger thing web based only? I think if they had a client then someone would incorporate it in to some messenger software eventually.
     
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    AIM for mac blows nuts. Mine always crashed too. Just use iChat or Adium.
     
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    who cares about myspace:ugh:
     
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    after using audium i would naver go back to aim. i like it more than ichat too.
     

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