Adiumx or Messenger?

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  1. guklein macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    What do you advice me? Adiumx or Messenger?

    I am a new one in a mac world!!!

    Thank you.
     
  2. netdog macrumors 603

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    MSN Messenger seems to have a fondness for spinning a bit out of control, pounding on the processor and chewing up RAM when it does take a drive off-road.

    I'd recommend Adium.
     
  3. chainprayer macrumors 6502a

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    adium is amazing! fully customizable! growl notifications too. i have mine set up with a cool style. it also auto-hides when i'm not using. no matter what i'm doing on my mac i can put my cursor to the left edge of the screen and my contact list pops out
     

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  4. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But...

    Is it possible to talk with my msn contacts with Adiumx? Or it is necessary to have adiumx contacts?
     
  5. Krafty macrumors 601

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    Yes. It's like Trillian, it has a bunch of messaging services you can all use at once.

    http://adiumx.com/
     
  6. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Great!!!

    I will use it.

    How can I uninstall an application (msn) from Mac? It's my first time!

    Thank you!
     
  7. OrangeCuse44 macrumors 65816

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    Drag the MSN icon from you Applications folder to the trash. It's that simple.
     
  8. chainprayer macrumors 6502a

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    welcome to the wonderful world of mac! if you have any questions feel free to ask around or send me a pm!
     
  9. i.shaun macrumors 6502a

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    that may be fine for MSN, but some applications leave files in other places and depending on what the program is, you may want all those files gone too.


    A program called "App Zapper" can be purchased and will remove all application files.
     
  10. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Onyx is a good application to install? What really does it do?

    Thank you.
     
  11. TheVendor macrumors member

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    A free alternative to this would be AppTrap
     
  12. Shownarou macrumors regular

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    I don't think that's something you need to worry about quite yet... Maybe look back at it once you're more familiar with the OSX.
     
  13. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am falling in love with my Mac :)

    How can I change the language of keyboard?
     
  14. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    I don't use a chat program that much but I am very happy with Adium. I also like that Growl program that installed with it I guess they are not really related but I probably would not have run into Growl if it didn't get installed with Adium.
     
  15. TheVendor macrumors member

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    System Preferences -> International -> Input Menu
     
  16. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is it worth to buy ($12.95) appzapper?

    Thank you for informations!!!
     
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  21. bwortman macrumors member

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    But how do I clean up all those left behind bits of files after I have already moved them to trash? It doesn't seem AppCleaner will do that...
     
  22. TheVendor macrumors member

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    I'd suggest using AppTrap. Just drag an app to the trash as you normally would and it will ask you if you want to move the preference/other associated files to the trash with it.
     
  23. bwortman macrumors member

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    Sorry, but what I was asking is what about the applications I used and deleted prior to loading the the AppCleaner on my Mac. I want to get rid of those associated files...Help?
     
  24. TheVendor macrumors member

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    Hmm... besides downloading the app again for the sole purpose of deleting it (assuming you remember all of the apps you're deleted and have a lot of spare time on your hands), I don't know of anything that will do what you want.
     
  25. iJon macrumors 604

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    I have a special little place in my Mac soul for Adium. I've been using the program since it was on Mac OS 9 and I have never strayed away from it. I only user iChat for quick video chatting or screen sharing.

    Comparing to Messnager is even worse. Look no further than Adium. Remember, if you use Adium you have to promise us you'll deck it out with all the extras on their website. No one likes a plain jane Adium setup.

    jon
     

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