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Windows 7: Aim's buddylist won't close

31 Jan 2010   #11
Wii Master 64

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I have the same problem as well, and it didn't start until I upgraded from AIM 7.0 to 7.1. You don't have to use task manager though, just click menu then click exit. Simple as that. It's an extra step, but it works.


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13 Feb 2010   #12
tessa2104

windows 7
 
 

It got fixed for me! Go to settings -> Buddy list -> Buddy list display --> Check "Hide the taskbar icon when I close the Buddy List.
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14 Feb 2010   #13
case182

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tessa2104 View Post
It got fixed for me! Go to settings -> Buddy list -> Buddy list display --> Check "Hide the taskbar icon when I close the Buddy List.
Worked perfect. You must have AIM version 7.2 installed though.
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14 Feb 2010   #14
Wii Master 64

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

My Buddylist settings doesn't even give me that option. And, the latest version of AIM is 7.1.6.4, which is the one I have. I wonder why mine doesn't say that...

EDIT: I stand corrected on the 7.1 thing

Oh, that doesn't work as well as you think, aim.exe is still running in task manager.
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15 Feb 2010   #15
case182

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wii Master 64 View Post
My Buddylist settings doesn't even give me that option. And, the latest version of AIM is 7.1.6.4, which is the one I have. I wonder why mine doesn't say that...

EDIT: I stand corrected on the 7.1 thing

Oh, that doesn't work as well as you think, aim.exe is still running in task manager.
Google AIM 7.2. It's a beta version.
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15 Feb 2010   #16
Wii Master 64

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Yeah I know, I downloaded it. But it still doesn't close aim.exe, it just hides that it's running. When I want it to close, I want it to close.
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26 Aug 2010   #17
Ignis

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wii Master 64 View Post
Yeah I know, I downloaded it. But it still doesn't close aim.exe, it just hides that it's running. When I want it to close, I want it to close.
That was the point of this entire topic. To just hide it, not turn it off. That way you can still talk to people without having that irritating buddy list open (which is a butt pain with both the super bar and alt+tab).

If you want it turned off after hiding it, click the little arrow at the far right of your superbar/taskbar bar, right click the little IM guy, then select Exit AIM.
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26 Aug 2010   #18
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, in AIM 7.0, this was not an issue. 7.1 introduced it and 7.2 and later fixed it with the instructions that Tessa2104 provided. This topic is really old though so I think it was figured out a while ago.
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26 Aug 2010   #19
Ignis

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Yep

It is, but I found him very annoying when I was searching for this exact issue via google.
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