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iChat Information Pages

Version 2


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These iChatAV (Version 2) pages are coloured Green and have the iChat 2 icon on them that was in use at the time, so you know where you are. The icon differs from Version 1 by having the camera logo added.

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4[9] 04 iChat 2 Text Chat WIndow Oct 2008

This is the iChat 2 Text Chat Window.

A plain 1-1 Text Chat can be started be clicking on the line the Buddy is on. At your end it will open like this picture shows with your Buddy Picture and the Thinking Buddies as the typing of your first message is entered.

When you send that Message your Buddy will see an Invite window at least (if they have Alerts set they may get a sound). When they click that to Accept they will have the same window.

The Incoming person will be on your left and you will be on the right. In Group Text Chats everyone else is on the left and you are on the right still. The only time this changes is if you change from the default Bubbles and Use Plain text when you are all on the left in the relevant Coloured bars (it is a strip/bar or background colour the same colour as your Bubbles would be).

The Window has two main parts. The Message Display area where your IMs and your Buddies are dispalyed and the Text Entry Field along the bottom of the window.

Smiley Range

Smilies are added by either typing the Keystrokes or by clicking on the grey Smiley on the right hand end of the text field and bringing up the options to the left. (The pic is of the increased range from iChat 4). Mousing over a Smiley will show you the Keystrokes as the Angry one doe sin this pic.

The text field will now in iChat 2 expand to include everything you type.

Pic in Chat

Files and Pics can be dropped in the Text Field and sent that way which in turn will cause Pictures to be Displayed in the Chat.

The Chat window can be dragged bigger from the diagonal bars on the bottom right corner and the picture will dynamically enlarge until it reaches it's full size (Or you run out of Screen).

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The Text Chat Window.


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Old browsers (IE version 4 or earlier, Netscape 4 or earlier) should only see a text-based page which, while not the prettiest option, is still entirely usable.