Message.app separate message windows?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by devburke, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Guest

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    Can anyone tell me if Messages allows you to have your chats in separate windows, rather than one tabbed on? iChat gives that option, and I strongly prefer it. I'd find out myself, but since Messages replaces iChat, I don't know if you can go back after installing Messages.
     
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    You can, right click on a name of someone your chatting with and select open in separate window
     
  3. thread starter Guest

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    But by default, it will only open in the main window? That stinks. I hope they add an option by the time it's out of beta.
     
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    They'll probably take feedback from Beta users
     
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    mrblack927

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    On a related note, how do you get your picture to show up next to the bubbles on your side of the conversation?
     
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    For me, it uses the picture I have for my account on the computer. Didn't change any settings.

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    Yes. Just double click on the conversation in the list, and it opens in its own window.
     
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    mrblack927

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    Weird. I have a picture set for my account. I even have my address card set for this account (which also has a picture of me, the same one), and I don't get any picture on my side of the conversation in Messages. Anyone else?
     
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    I just realized I have the same picture for my own entry in the Address Book app, maybe that's where it gets the pictures from?
     
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    I prefer it this way. My desktop used to be all cluttered up with different chat windows when I used microsoft messenger a few years ago. Maybe they can add an option for people to set it to open in a separate window by default or the way it is now. Options are always great
     
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    You can also doubleclick the thread on the left to open in a new window.
     
  11. thread starter Guest

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    Yeah, I know a lot of people preferred it when they added tabs to iChat, but I still preferred separate windows. I think having Exposé makes windows a lot easier to deal with than tabs anyway. That's one of the main reasons I can't switch to Chrome, it does all it can to force you into using tabs. But it was never an issue with iChat, I just turned off the option for tabbed windows.

    I know, but it sucks to have to do that every time. Plus, I just discovered that when you close the main tabbed window, all your individual windows disappear too! What's the logic behind that one??
     

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