IRC & Other questions

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by TheSith, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. TheSith macrumors regular

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    Hi all!

    I am an avid user of mIRC on my PC here but will be switching to mac fairly soon. Let me tell you how I usually use mIRC so you can maybe give me a recommendation on which program to use..

    I usually have around 6 windows open and do not like having them squeezed into one little window - I prefer to have them as separate windows, so when one flashes (i.e. is active), i know about it. Don't ask me why.. but I will say that some are staff related for this community I am part of and like being aware.

    I also use several aliases (/pw being identify, /all being join all the channels I usually join, /kban kickban, etc.) during the chat, as well as a "limit script" that adjusts the limit on each channel automatically (won't go into explaining this bit - this script doesn't matter; aliases kinda do.)

    Any suggestions?

    As for MSN/AIM, I use MSN 7 Beta on Windows for my main MSN. I have a public MSN, two public AIMs, one Yahoo, and one ICQ that are mostly for community + real life use at times... all on Trillian.

    I am planning to use the latest MSN Messenger for Mac as I like the way it is layed out, smilies, etc.. what is a good "all-in-one" program for the others??

    Also, on our discussion boards that I administrate, removing oversize signature images is also part of the job. Right now, I use Opera 8 Beta and can right-click on images to quickly see their size. (Right click -> Image Properties) Am wondering.. Safari, as far as I know, doesn't have this option to right click and see image properties. Is there a way to add that or a way around it? I wouldn't mind using Opera on the Mac but Safari seems like such a nice browser!

    That's all for now, may add more questions later. :)
     
  2. armandocerna macrumors regular

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    Chico, CA
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    For irc I use X-chat Aqua you are able to do aliases and you can also load servers/channels in multiple windows.

    As for aim the best all in one client is Adium.

    You can find all these at www.versiontracker.com

    Enjoy
     
  3. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    to be honest with you there plenty of good IRC clients, do a serach on versiontracker.com for them because if you ask 10 people they may recommend 10 different clients all pretty good. I use xchataqua too.
     
  4. TheSith thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay thank you both.

    I am very new to the whole "Mac world" so I did not know versiontracker, while I did hear of it before, was good for this type of thing. I will most definitely use that site to find the client that suits my needs - just need to get my Mac first. :D

    Thanks!!!
     

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