Adium Questions

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  1. airbourne macrumors newbie

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    I cant figure out how to make it so whenever i recieve a message on Adium it will not switch to the conversation that it is recieving the message from. Can anyone help??? :confused:
     
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Do you mean like.. automatically be selected, or you don't know how to switch tabs?

    if it's the former, I dunno.

    if it's the latter, just click on the tab or command -> or command <- over. it's all good.
    (apple thingiee left and apple thingiee right, put into better english.. haha)
     
  3. airbourne thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ya it automatically switches when i recieve a message
     
  4. markjones05 macrumors 6502a

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    I really like adium but unfortunately they make it impossible for me to use because there is no file transfer option and i am constantly transferring files...
     
  5. airbourne thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what do you mean file transfer options? if your talking about what i think you are, go to Adium>preferences>file transfer and there are some options there.
     
  6. markjones05 macrumors 6502a

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    yea but it doesnt work, try it.
     
  7. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

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    File transfer is improved (improved, not necessarily completely fixed) in Adium 0.85, which will be released soon.
     
  8. Jonx macrumors 6502

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    I dont think there is an option to do that as far as I know, it will be great though :)
     
  9. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    I use file transfer quite a bit and have never had any problems!
    The only thing I don't like... is that if the person you are chatting to you doesn't necessarily tell you they are about to send you a file... then the transfer window thingie... is often hidden underneath all the other active apps / windows open.
     
  10. markjones05 macrumors 6502a

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    Thats a pretty big problem, but not as big as the one i'm having which is the transfer box never appears on the other persons screen. It simply des not work. I have tried many times to transfer things through adium and not one did anything get downloaded. not one kb!
     
  11. feakbeak macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, that's annoying.

    As for the original question, I don't have Adium take to me a user's chat window each time they IM me. I don't recall setting it that way - that is just the default behavior for me. *shrug* :confused:
     
  12. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    A little OT...

    so I'm assuming that all of you posting use Adium? Do you like it a lot more than iChat? I just... really like the way iChat looks w/ its adorable speech bubbles and whatnot. But if you all really really like Adium, maybe I will give it a shot.
     
  13. bigandy macrumors G3

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    never had any problems with it! the transfer didn't seem to work until 0.81 or so, but it's been fine since..
     
  14. feakbeak macrumors 6502a

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    The best of both worlds.

    MacRumors' own MBHockey created an iChat-like, brushed metal skin for Adium. I've been using it for a long time now, looks great.

    As for the iChat/Adium comparison I like Adium quite a bit. iChat does have more of an Apple feel to it, but Adium is good. If iChat got tabbed-IM windows and logging I might consider switching back. I do like the multi-network support, but I only know 2 people on MSN's network though. I wish Trillian was ported to OS X - that IM client kicks @ss! :D
     
  15. MUCKYFINGERS macrumors 6502a

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    i used to use adium exclusively and didnt ever open ichat on my ibook for almost 3 months, but i think i prefer ichat right now, if only because it's new to me. they're both good programs, but sometimes i think windowed browsing is superior to tabbed browsing...
     
  16. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I skinned mine to have the speech bubbles!! :):)
    adiumxtras.com is AWESOME! When I get a new message, the dock duck (say that 3 times fast) plays the violin! it's so cute!

    So much the customizable, but... the file transfers DO suck. If anyone has to send me anything, I just tell them to GMail it.
    :D I <3 google
     

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