Chax: a most Indespensible iChat enhancement

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  1. elbert

    elbert Active Member

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    If you are a heavy iChat user like me, you'll love this little iChat mod called Chax.

    Check out this full list of features:

    User list
    Address Book nicknames
    Animated user icons
    Custom fonts
    Hide AV status icon
    Hide iTunes links
    Hide windows when inactive
    Idle time in tooltips
    Mobile user warning
    Screen name selection
    Text status visibility

    Message windows
    Auto-accept text chats
    Auto-reply once
    Hide smiley buttons
    Preview integration
    Save window positions
    Show status changes
    Tabbed chats

    Other
    Activity window
    Always on top
    Auto-accept file transfers
    Auto-away
    Automatic reconnect
    Confirm quit
    Custom away reply
    Disable picture-in-picture
    Growl notifications
    ICQ formatting fixed
    Log viewer
    New message notifications
    New window cascading
    Screen saver away
    Send files during AV chats

    Tabbed chats! woohoo!

    It's a small download at 830kb. It's universal too!
     
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    Yeah, I have been using Chax for awhile now and I really find it cool that you can choose not to pause AV chats during active file trasfers! And now tabbed chats! Yaaaaaay!
     
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    And one of my favorite features is the Log Viewer! It's just so cool that you can review past chats for reference, particularly useful in online business and work-related chats! Very convenient when looking up for information from previous chats!
     
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    how do i set up the iChat in my iBook?
     
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    First, you need an AIM user name.

    You can get one for free by subscribing to a free trial of .Mac in System Preferences. Don't worry, even if the trial expires, that AIM user name is yours for life. After you're done with the registration process, just run iChat and it should be ready to go.

    Otherwise, go to AIM.com and apply for a free AOL IM account. remember the username and password and input that when you launch iChat for the first time.

    HTH
     
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    If the .mac trial expires, could I still use the .mac username to log in ichat?

    Or do I have to renew subscription?
     
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    As mentioned...

    Even if it has an @mac.com it can be used as an AIM username. After the trial expires, you may not use it for email or iDisk, but you can use it for iChat forever.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification :)
     
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    thank you so much!!

    ill do that when i get home later.

    oops and one more thing!!! i want to order the trackpad protective cover from you. willms you po ^_^ how about plastic for the top cover, meron kaya nun? oops. sorry OT.

     
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    Chax ver 1.4.3 is now available

    Version 1.4.3:
    • (New) Floating info window displays full status messages and larger user icons (access by right-clicking a user in the contact list and selecting "More Info")
    • (New) Log viewer toolbar has options to delete logs and export logs in plain-text
    • (New) Log viewer has a search field that uses Spotlight to search through logs
    • (Feature improvement) Tab overflow menu will change icons to denote new messages in tabs that aren't visible
    • (Feature improvement) Log viewer will now work in any language
    • (Bugfix) Receiving a new message when using tabs won't always bring the new tab to the front more...anymore
    • (Bugfix) Old iChat 2 logs now display properly in the log viewer
    • (Bugfix) Fixed a problem where opening saved chats could fail
    • (Bugfix) Fixed a typo in the German localization
    • (Bugfix) Fixed a problem where typing a reply into a new message window with tabs enabled could case the tab window to resize infinitely
    • (Bugfix) Using the tab window below the dock will no longer cause the message window to be moved above the dock
    • (Bugfix) Other minor bugfixes related to tabs
    • (Note) The Chax installation program name has been changed from Install Chax to Chax Installer


    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/20056
     
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    Product: Chax
    New Version: 1.4.6
    File Size: 1.1 MB
    Link: <http://www.MacUpdate.com/info.php/id/20056>
    Description: Adds nice little enhancements like tabs to iChat.

    What's New: Version 1.4.6

    + (New) Tear-off tabs allow for quick separation of chats
    through drag-and-drop
    + (New) Options to show the AIM/Jabber/Bonjour contact lists
    when clicking the iChat dock icon
    + (New) Activity log data can now be exported as an HTML table

    + (Feature improvement) Tab overflow menu now animates when a
    new message has been received that is not visible
    + (New) Polish localization, thanks to Piotr Chyli?ski
    + (Feature improvement) Activity log now periodically saves to
    disk every hour
    + (Bug) Log search results now sort properly
    + (Bug) Using nicknames while sorting by availability and
    first name now works properly
    + (Bug) Tabs now close in the correct order after being
    rearranged
    + (Bug) Fixed visual problems when disabling close buttons on
    tabs
    + (Bug) Improved iChat quit speed
    + (Preference change) Confirm quit option moved from the
    General preferences tab to the Chats tab
    + (Removed) "Move to Window" and "Move to Tab" options removed
    in favor of tear-off tabs
     
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    Chax has been updated.

    Chax 1.4.7b1
    What's New: Version 1.4.7b1

    + (New) Option to quickly send SMS messages over AIM to any
    user with a cell phone number in the Address Book.
    + (Bug) Fixed a crash when closing messages after being torn
    off
    + (Bug) Fixed a minor problem when deleting the last log from
    a user in the log viewer
    + (Bug) Fixed a display bug when using tear-off tabs with the
    tab bar position set to the top of the window
    + (Bug) Yes/No buttons on the quit warning alert are now
    localized
    + (Change) Automatic updates are now checked for every ten
    days
     

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