iChat HELP?!?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jason2811, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2006
    I need help figuring out how to use multiple users on iChat. Whenever my girlfriend or a friend of mine wants to use iChat and go on their own screenname they simply add their AIM information into iChat and sign on. However, whenever they IM someone it says my name "Jason Stevens" instead of their screenname. In addition, it changes their icon from whatever they set to the one I use on my iChat account and on my mac. How can I fix it so that they keep their screennames and their original icons? Thanks.

    P.S.- I don't want to use Adium because I do a lot of file transfers.
  2. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816


    Dec 24, 2005
    You're stuck. Only local (bonjour) users will see them as your name, and the buddy logo will change itself back when they get to their normal computer.
  3. jason2811 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2006
    that's so stupid. there has to be a way to do it.
  4. ITASOR macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    Oneida, NY
    If you trash your iChat preferences, when it starts you can enter another name.

    Or I believe you could just create another OS X account for them to use iChat under and they could put their name in there.
  5. jason2811 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2006
    wow that is so dumb. apple really shoudl change that in the next release.

    is what i'm asking possible to do in Adium?

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