Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

#1934 closed defect (fixed)

contact icons always revert to original after having been manually changed on my end

Reported by: Owned by: nobody
Milestone: Adium X 1.0 Component: None
Version: Severity: normal
Keywords: contact buddy icon change changing Cc: xsnrg1@…
Patch Status:


When a buddy has a default client icon for a buddy icon (Trillian, etc.), I tend to change it to something that better represents them. In Adium, I control-click their name in the buddy list to select their info, double-click on the icon in that window and then select and save the icon of my choice. If either they or I log off and then on again, the icon reverts to the original one of my buddy's choosing. I can't seem to make it a permanent change. All previous tickets for this bug seem to have been already closed out (due to poor description of the problem on the part of the reporter, it seems) so I'm making a new one. I've noticed several unresolved forum posts of the same nature, so I don't believe I'm alone.

I am using Mac OS 10.3.9 and Adium .85, in which I use only my AIM and MSN Messenger accounts. The bug existed in the previous Adium release, as well (when I came on board). I have only had the need to test this on PC-based trillian users, using both AIM and MSN accounts. In my Adium preferences, I have not selected the option that imports icons from my address book, although none of my contacts are in my address book anyway. I don't use anything fancy that begins with meta, for what it's worth, and permanent icon changing has never given me a problem in the otherwise inferior AIM client. I can't think of anything else that might help you but feel free to e-mail me with questions.


Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by xsnrg1@…

Also, were the bug to be fixed, there would currently be no way to undo the action and allow the contact's preferred icon to once again override the user's chosen replacement, given the present interface. I suggest adding a checkbox or something to the icon selection window that allows a user to toggle whether or not his/her chosen replacement icon for a given contact should override the contact's preferred icon (as the latter currently reasserts it's dominance at each login).


comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by Evan Schoenberg

Milestone: Adium X 0.86

There's an existing ticket on this issue, but a cursory search didn't turn it up for me, either.

As to your second problem, hitting delete (or cutting the icon) will remove a set icon.

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by anonymous

one way that you can accomplish this is by putting the contact in your address book, and then clicking the option to use address book icons instead of ones provided by your contacts. This isn't the best, but it's a workaround that might work for you.

comment:4 Changed 15 years ago by Evan Schoenberg

Milestone: Adium X 0.87Adium X 1.0

comment:5 Changed 15 years ago by Evan Schoenberg

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

This was fixed in #13702

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