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Questions tagged [ichat]

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 First introduced in 2002, it has now been replaced by Messages.

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Archived Apple Messages - How to print or reactivate

Is there a way to print or reactivate text messages that have been archived? I can view the archived messages just fine in the ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.iChat/Data/Library/Messages directory.
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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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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 can I convert .ichat logs to text files?

How do you convert the iChat transcript files that Messages creates into human-readable text files that can be opened without the Messages app? For reference, these are the conversation files located ...
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How to “merge” my Messages transcripts in OSX?

EDIT: Perhaps a better way to say all of the below, is this: Is there a way to restore my Message (iChat) history onto my iMac, from my iCloud backup? All of my iDevices have the complete chat ...
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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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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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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 use/...
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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?