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Typing notification not working on Yahoo Messenger

by kbarr / January 10, 2006 10:53 PM PST

I stopped getting typing notification when I upgraded to Yahoo Messenger 7.0
Since then I have:
- deleted Yahoo folders from my c directory
- reinstalled different versons of the messenger
- checked scripting configuration on InterNet Explorer

None of these things helped. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Is there a registry entry somewhere I should manually delete to fix this?


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how do you know they are typing?
by Melati Hitam / January 11, 2006 2:34 AM PST

maybe they disable the notification or use other IM software that have that options..

So whatever you do, if the other side doesn't want you to know that they are typing, then you can not do anything.

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Good point but...
by kbarr / January 11, 2006 3:33 AM PST

I tested this by talking to my daugher and she is in our home computer. I know I don't have it disabled in that machine and I still could not see when she was typing. In fact when use IM in that machine I can see folks typing. It's only in the laptop at work that I don't. This leads me to believe it is something in this laptop that is out of order. I just don't know where it is... I just tried removing the contacts and add them back in. No luck. I will try yet another re-install.

Any other thoughts?

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If you use a router... This may not work on ALL machines on
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 11, 2006 3:51 AM PST
In reply to: Good point but...

Your network.

I looked at this and I see nothing broken as I dived into how this feature works. You should find others that ...

a. have a router.
b. have more than one machine on the router.


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Yes, I am in a LAN
by kbarr / January 11, 2006 5:43 AM PST

Most of my contacts are behind a LAN and a router to connect to the Internet as well . So you think that this could be an issue with the way the router forwards the packets?
This is strange because what triggered the typing notification off seemed to have been the install of the new Yahoo Messenger. Doesn't this sound like a bug?

But the way, message authentication on my other IM applications work just fine.

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Not a bug.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 11, 2006 6:27 AM PST
In reply to: Yes, I am in a LAN

I can't teach how this works but the issue was noted in the GAIM (another IM client) and explained there.

You'll see others complain about this but until they change how it works, I think it's working properly for shared IP home networking.


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Thanks Bob
by kbarr / January 11, 2006 10:19 PM PST
In reply to: Not a bug.

As irritating as this is, I guess there are worse things.

If you hear anything else, let me know

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