dumb ichat question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by derajfast, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. derajfast macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    this is probably a really stupid question and i apologize beforehand...but how do you start an IM with someone who isnt on your buddy lisst? everytime I try to, the option for starting an IM is greyed out unless a name on my buddy list is highlighted
     
  2. munkle macrumors 68030

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    #2
    If you're asking how to add somebody to your contact list, just press the + button at the bottom left of your Buddy List window and add the relevant details.

    If a name is in your buddy list but greyed out, it means that they are not online, so you can't start a chat with them.
     
  3. stridey macrumors 65816

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    #3
    I think the OP is asking how to IM somebody *without* putting them on the contact list. I think you want File->New Chat with Person...

    But I use Adium, so I'm not totally sure.
     
  4. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Aaah! Then the File/New Chat With Person should work. Just make sure you have the appropriate security levels set :)
     
  5. derajfast thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    that doesnt invite them to a chatroom? just to IM them right?
     
  6. munkle macrumors 68030

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    I believe so, you can add more participants if you want to and have a group chat.
     

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