Ralph Johns

iChat Information Pages

Version 3


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These iChat 3 pages are coloured Orange and have the iChat 3 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 and from iChat 2 by having the Running Man removed.

iChat 3 Pictures

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8[8] 08 Window Menu. Oct 2008

This is the iChat 3 Window menu. (You can see there is a Help menu item as well but as a Help menu appears in most applications I will not be including it - so this is the last picture in the series)

Minimize places the front window of the Application on the DOCK - the same as the Amber Button at the top left of any window.

Zoom resizes the front window to Full Screen height like the Green Button's action. Repeating the Zoom option returns the window to it's previous size.

Bring all the the Front will bring any and all iChat windows that are open to be in Front of the windows of other Applications of any Finder windows that are open. If you have a larger iChat window that is over the top of a smaller one it will not reveal the smaller one.

If you have an AIM Buddy list (AIM or Apple Name), a Jabber ID and Bonjour enabled and all are logged in you will see the three Buddy List otions as this picture shows. The Keystrokes shown along side can be used any time iChat is the front application to bring that particular Buddy List to the Front or if you have used the Red button on a Buddy List it will Reveal it. (Remember the Red button is not a Quit action button in this application).

Window Menu with Chat

The Address Book link is a permanent item in the List and gives you access to it. As you open Chat Windows they are added to the list as well as this iChat 4 picture shows. This can be useful to find hidden or covered up File Transfers and Invite windows that can be small.

(This iChat 4 picture also adds Keystroke options to navigate between open chats and you will notice that you can have more than just one Buddy list from one service open and logged in and it will take on the Account Name instead of showing as Jabber - the AIM one says AIM so there is only one open/logged in.)

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This site is about iChat from Version 1 through to iChat 4.x.x

It has a mixture of basic info and problem solving help.

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MOstly used to bring the Buddy List to the Front.


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