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Avoid a possible MSN Messenger issue with Safari 3 Apps
If you are using safari 3.0 Beta along with MSN Messenger, then you've probably seen that MSN Messenger crashes badly if you close any conversation windows. After some testing, I've determinted that it's the Safari 3.0 beta's fault.

I uninstalled the beta using the uninstaller in the installation package and went back to Safari 2, and now MSN Messenger works again.

[robg adds: A Google search on this topic seems to indicate this is not an isolated incident, but I haven't verified it myself. A comment on ">this blog entry suggests that switching from Safari to another app to MSN Messenger solves that crashing problem; if someone tries that, please post your results.]
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Avoid a possible MSN Messenger issue with Safari 3
Authored by: jeanmichel on Jul 25, '07 09:01:33AM

Yep, I started using Adium (which works fine) when MSN kept crashing. I see why MSN started crashing now! Me, I blamed Microsoft... I always do!



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Avoid a possible MSN Messenger issue with Safari 3
Authored by: cycomachead on Jul 25, '07 11:26:12AM
This doesn't seem to be a real solution. Because you no longer have Safari 3. The solution would be to revert the System's webkit build back to the Safari 2 one, and keep the Safari 3 app- like another hint suggested. However, I think the easier solution would be to just use Adium, which I also downloaded. You can even use Adium instead of iChat if you don't do video or audio chats.

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Avoid a possible MSN Messenger issue with Safari 3
Authored by: boult on Jul 25, '07 12:42:07PM

Never had any problem with MSN Messenger 6.0.2 and Safari 3.0.2 Beta when closing the conversation windows.

But to others, I wonder if it is logging issue? mine is set to always save conversations without asking and never delete for Delete all conversations.

I suspect it is something else...



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Avoid a possible MSN Messenger issue with Safari 3
Authored by: |2uso on Jul 28, '07 10:40:58AM

Maybe you are right.

I use that option because I need the log for every chat (bussiness chat).

I'll try to disable that feature and see if MSN chat's windows no longer hang the app, but Safari 3 issue makes sense for me too. Maybe the combination (logging chat + S3) produce the crash?

So Interesting...



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aMSN
Authored by: paulpro on Jul 26, '07 07:03:02AM
I use aMSN, it's got features that we've never seen and possibly will never see in the Mac version of MSN.

Webcam support, display pictures, better contact list info, and it's pretty stable to boot.

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Avoid a possible MSN Messenger issue with Safari 3
Authored by: greman on Jul 30, '07 06:30:09AM

I am sure that it do nothing with asking to save or not save your conversation.



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Avoid a possible MSN Messenger issue with Safari 3
Authored by: Cteu on Jul 31, '07 05:10:06PM

I use Firefox 2.0.0.6 and I have the same problem (that is Microsoft Messenger for Mac 6.0.2 collapsing when closing chat windows). I also still have installed Safari 3.0.2 in my macbook. Can this be a problem?

thanks



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Avoid a possible MSN Messenger issue with Safari 3
Authored by: trinity82 on Aug 06, '07 03:54:59AM

Adium is soooo much better than MSN. You can reduce the clutter on your desktop and incorporate your Yahoo account in Adium too! I am never using MSN Messenger again, even if they fix the problem with Safari 3.

I had written to Microsoft about the problem and they suggested that not only I remove Safari 3 but also the latest updates for Mac OSx and revert to the older version! This is really silly, why should I remove the updates which improve my overall computer performance so that I can have a perfectly functioning MSN Messenger. It is Microsoft who should fix the Messenger to work with the latest Apple updates and not the other way round.



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