iChat and idle status

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Krizoitz, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. Krizoitz macrumors 6502a

    Krizoitz

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    Wakayama, Japan
    #1
    Has anyone figured out a way to keep iChat from being not-idle when you are using your computer but NOT using iChat. I really don't like the way it shows that I am around when I'm not using iChat. I get messages when I need to be getting stuff done, and I feel rude ignoring people. Now I could put up an away message, but I usually forget and then I'm suddenly stuck with someone IMing me and if I put up an away message than I am DEFINITELY ignoring them :) I liked the way AIM did it. It was idle as long as you weren't using the application.
     
  2. joshuajestelle macrumors regular

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    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #2
    You can change this by going into the privacy preferences in iChat.

    Then you can check "Block others from seeing that I am idle".

    This should prevent people from knowing if they're around or not.

    Josh
     

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