dumb ichat question

derajfast

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Mar 24, 2004
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this is probably a really stupid question and i apologize beforehand...but how do you start an IM with someone who isnt on your buddy lisst? everytime I try to, the option for starting an IM is greyed out unless a name on my buddy list is highlighted
 

munkle

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Aug 7, 2004
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If you're asking how to add somebody to your contact list, just press the + button at the bottom left of your Buddy List window and add the relevant details.

If a name is in your buddy list but greyed out, it means that they are not online, so you can't start a chat with them.
 

stridey

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Jan 21, 2005
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munkle said:
If you're asking how to add somebody to your contact list, just press the + button at the bottom left of your Buddy List window and add the relevant details.

If a name is in your buddy list but greyed out, it means that they are not online, so you can't start a chat with them.
I think the OP is asking how to IM somebody *without* putting them on the contact list. I think you want File->New Chat with Person...

But I use Adium, so I'm not totally sure.
 
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