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 First introduced in 2002, it has now been replaced by Messages.

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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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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 ...
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How to save chat logs in Messages for Mountain Lion?

I always used to save my Chat logs because I use IM in the professional environment. Now I find that I can’t save chat logs anymore. That option is gone. Is there any workaround or hidden preference ...
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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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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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What will happen to iChat in Lion once Messages beta expired?

Messages will replace iChat on OS X Lion when installed but it will expire at some point in the future. What will happen to my Lion's iChat application when Messages expire? Will I be able to ...
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Why does iChat launch itself whenever I wake my monitors?

I'm using OS X Lion. Whenever I wake my monitors, the iChat screen below pops up: When I let my Mac idle, iChat was NOT open. I never use iChat and would really like this dialog to go away ...
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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?