iChat is Apple's instant messaging application. First introduced in 2002, it has now been replaced by Messages.

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Chax with Lion: downgrading iChat to 5.0.3?

I wonder if this could allow us to have Chax functionality on Lion. I've got iChat 5.0.3 from a Snow Leopard install: the next step would be to install Chax over it. The thing is that the Chax ...
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iChat keeps silently going offline

I've been using iChat, and it tends to switch itself into "offline" mode from time to time. It will make no notification of this, so I often only discover it after I miss some messages, especially ...
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Is there an iMessage client for OS X?

Apple's new iMessage sends messages between accounts associated designated e-mail addresses (as well as certain phone numbers). Apple's iChat also sends messages between accounts associated designated ...
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Has iMessage changed anything about how texts are forwarded from iChat to offline users?

For some time it has been possible to configure iChat accounts so that iChat messages sent when one is offline are forwarded to a mobile number. This conveniently allows iChat-to-moble conversations. ...
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How do I publish a link to my iChat account

So I have an email signature and web site that links to my email, twitter and linkedin identities, how do I add a link to my iChat account (via google talk server) other than just linking to my google ...
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iChat + facebook disconnection

Previously in SL I had chax to make sure iChat was always signed in. Now on Lion I constantly find that iChat is disconnected from Facebook chat (jabber). Does anyone have a clever idea to keep it ...
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How can I use an audio device's other channel for input to iChat and Skype?

I have an external microphone setup that I like to use for audio and video chats. My audio interface has four input channels, and my primary inputs to this interface happen to be its channels 3-4. ...
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Why might iChat not connect after upgrading to Lion?

Since upgrading to Lion, iChat refuses to connect to either my AIM or Google Talk accounts. (Not a Google Apps account, fwiw.) Interestingly, if I sign in to AIM on another computer and try to get ...
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How can I login iChat with my Apple ID?

I have 2 apple ID. All of them are not mac.com or me.com account. I didn't know about them hone making the accounts. However, now I can't login with my apple ID on iChat. I have been used Google Talk ...
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Does iChat screen sharing over the internet work in OS X Lion?

If I upgrade to Lion, will I still be able to use iChat to take over my elderly father's Mac (we have MobileMe accounts) to help him with problems and software updates? I read in some forums that this ...
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Support for Windows Live Messenger protocol in iChat

I Love iChat and its sleek UI and prefer it to Adium or Windows Live Messenger for Mac. iChat now has ".impreferencepane" which allows the addition of support for new networks. My question is: has ...
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Unified Buddy List in iChat - how to handle same person on different networks

I have a few people between Facebook/Gchat/AIM that I have IM info for them on more than one account. This could be the case, espc. with multiple Jabber accounts. With the unified buddy list in 10.7, ...
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Can Snow Leopard Servers`s File Sharing (AFP), iCal, and iChat be updated without user logins/accounts and by individual iMacs?

My supervisor wants this setup. We have the internet service provider connected to a switch, and the switch has Snow Leopard Server and 5 iMacs connected to it. Is it possible to use File Sharing, ...
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Timestamps in iChat

Is there a way to display a timestamp for each chat message in iChat? (I'm aware that you can hover your mouse to see a timestamp tooltip, but I want to be able to copy/paste it.)
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iChat: Very slow transfer speeds/Port Restricted

I have a 12mbps connection, so I know that my ichat transfers should be super fast. When I receive files from some people, my transfer rate is about 1k/sec, which is horrible. Why would this be ...
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How to change my name in OSX?

I have entered my name with a typo when I first started my MacBook Pro. Now whenever I open iChat or whenever I send an E-Mail the typo is still there. Where do I change the name? I have change the ...
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How can I make my iChat to connect again to chat server when I wake my Mac?

Currently, my iChat does not recover my status when Mac is waken from sleeping. It keeps being offline. How can I make it connect to server automatically when my Mac waken?
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HD webcam for iChat

I've seen a couple of Mac compatible HD webcams for sale, but they often come with the caveat of falling back to VGA resolutions when used with any application not supported by the camera ...
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Why are iChat and FaceTime separate programs? [closed]

What might be the idea behind this?
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Keyboard Shortcuts during iChat Screen Sharing

Switching Screens I was just on an iChat-initiated Screen Sharing session with a friend, and had a really rough time telling him to get off the mouse so I can click back to my computer in order to ...
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How to display Google App Contacts in a separate iChat list?

I have a few accounts in iChat: GMail AIM Google Apps (a custom domain) Both GMail and Google Apps put all my contacts in the 'Buddies' list. Can I rename my Gmail list to "GMail Contacts' or ...
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I've used my Sony PlayStation Eye with several desktop apps. Why doesn't iChat see it?

I have a Sony PlayStation Eye USB camera and microphone. I have successfully used it on my Mac Pro desktop with several video application (iShowU HD for example). However, although iChat will ...
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iChat periodically disconnects

About twice a night, iChat will disconnect (though it'll still show me as connected). After about 10 minutes, it'll realize it's disconnected and bring up a dialog telling me it lost the connection. ...
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Unable to share screen over iChat

I've been trying to set up iChat screen sharing between an iBook G4 and my MacBook (both running the latest Leopard) for some time now without success. iChat has been configured on both computers with ...