Q: What is a Buddy List? A: A Buddy List is a window that shows all your buddies (friends, family, coworkers, and others) who are signed on to AOL Canada, AOL, CompuServe (CS2000), or AIM. Whenever they sign on, their screen names appear in your Buddy List, and you can communicate with them instantly.
Make sure that the "Online" tab in the
Buddy List window is the active tab.
If the number in parentheses next to a
group indicates that there are buddies online, make sure that the group
is expanded. For example, if it says "Friends (5/10)" but no names are
listed, then the group is not expanded. To expand the group, click the
arrow on the left of the group name so that the arrow points downward.
Make sure that your buddies are not blocking
you and that you are not blocking your buddies. If you block buddies
or they block you, you cannot see them.
If the buddies you can't see are using
AOL, then they have enabled an option that allows you to send them instant
messages but doesn't let you see them on your Buddy List. This feature
is only available to AOL users. Ask the AOL users to go to the Privacy
Preferences in their AOL Buddy List, and choose one of the Allow
or Block options that does not cause you to be blocked.
Q: How do I transfer my Buddy List from one computer to another? A: Windows: From the Buddy List window,
click the File menu, and select Save Buddy List. Save your Buddy
List to a file, and transfer it to your other computer by using a disk
or by attaching it to an e-mail. To load the Buddy List file onto your
other computer, click the File menu, and select Load Buddy List.
At the top-right of the window, there are three buttons. The left one is Minimize and the right one is Close. The middle one will either be Maximize or Restore. If the middle button currently displays the word "Restore" when you move the mouse over it, then click the button once. If the middle button currently displays the word "Maximize" over it, then do not click the button.
Now simply click on one of the sides or corners of the window and drag your mouse toward the center of the screen to make the window smaller. That should fix the problem.