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Version 2


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3[9] 03 iChat 2 Buddy List Groups Drawer Oct 2008

This is the iChat 2 Buddy List Groups Drawer. It has been "PhotoShopped" to protect the innocent and to highlight the drawer itself.

Gropus are new to iChat in this version.

Groups initially needs to be Enabled in the Preferences > General Section. It also needs to be set to Show Groups in the View Menu for the Drawewr to pop out or you can use the Word "Groups" in the middle near the top of the Buddy List.

Not shown in this picture is a Plus Add icon at the bottom of the Drawer.

Clicking on Group gives you access to Edit the name of it. There are several preset groups. They are always listed alphabetically but certain characters can reorder the list as the pic here that uses Stars.

As you can see there is an All Groups option.

The Groups do nothing to order the Budies in the lIst but disabling a Group will take (hide) those Buddies and make you appear Off-Line to them.

Buddies are added to them by dragging them to the Group you want them to be in (from the Buddy list). They can be added to more than one group.

When iChat 2 came out there was a Limit on the number of the Buddies you could have and this was 200 people. However having a Buddy in two groups meant they got counted twice.

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About This Page

New to iChat in iChat 2 was Groups.

HAving groups did nothing to rearrange the list except by turning certian Groups Off

The way the Groups wre listed is by Alphabet but using things like the Star *, and a dash -, can reorder the list.


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