Disp pictures' thumbnails only appear after opening the conversati

Discussion in 'Windows MSN Messenger' started by Plucky, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. Plucky

    Plucky Guest

    Hi there!

    I'm using MSN 7 and I'm facing an odd situation: I have set up the option of
    seeing the display pictures of my contacts in main window as thumbnails.
    Still then, if I open MSN, I see nothing.

    If I open a conversation window from a contact which has a display picture
    enabled, now the thumbnail starts to appear.

    Does anyone know why this happens?

    Thanks in advance.
     
    Plucky, Apr 24, 2005
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  2. Greetings,

    This is by design, it won't load the display pictures of your contacts unless they either
    sign in, you open a conversation to them, or you open their contact card (click on their
    Messenger pawn in the main Messenger window).

    However, once they've been loaded once it will be cached so it doesn't have to be loaded
    again.

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    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Apr 24, 2005
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  3. Plucky

    Plucky Guest

    The thing is: so my Messenger isn't caching anything, because each time I
    restart Messenger, it shows no thumbnail display pictures! And even if my
    contacts sign in, the picture won't show.

    I have one colleague to which this doesn't happen. After signing, he has all
    the thumbnails from the display pictures of his contacts.

    Can this have anything to do with the fact that I disable caching of
    thumbnail pictures in Windows?

    Thanks.
     
    Plucky, Apr 24, 2005
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  4. Hi Plucky,

    No, these are actually cached with Internet Explorer's cache. As such, if your Internet
    Explorer cache is either off or "full", you might experience the problem you're describing.
    If the latter, you can simply fix the problem by emptying the IE cache.

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    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Apr 24, 2005
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  5. Plucky

    Plucky Guest

    Hi there!

    Could you please specify more where does the system stores this, as I can't
    find it on the temporary internet files?

    Thanks in advance.
     
    Plucky, Apr 26, 2005
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