Help with Adium X!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bebetc, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. bebetc macrumors member

    bebetc

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    #1
    I am pretty new in mac and i download the AdiumX application how good is it?, now a window pop saying this

    Growl Installation Recommended

    Adium uses the Growl notification system to provide a configurable interface to display status changes, incoming messages and more.

    It is strongly recommended that you allow Adium to automatically install Growl; no download is required.

    Do I really need to install that what is it?:confused: !!! help help help!!!!
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Growl is just a helper application that some find useful
    Feel free to not install it
    It won't impact your performance one way or the other

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. motownflip macrumors regular

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    I have it installed and don't know what it does. Adium works great though.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    As stated in the OP's first post, it is a notification app
    It can be configured in the System Preferences once installed
    Some find it useful, but it is not necessary

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  5. bebetc thread starter macrumors member

    bebetc

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    Thanks I did not install the growl app; and I am using adium it right now and it works great!!!
     
  6. Quillz macrumors 65816

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    Honestly, I'd recommend you install Growl. It's very useful, as many applications tie into it, such as Firefox and Transmission. It can do things like let you know when downloads begin and end, when new versions of software are available, etc.
     
  7. messedkid macrumors 6502

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    Even if you do not like Growl with Adium ( like me ) you can always turn off the adium support (in system preferences).

    I love Growl when used with Transmission though.
    A nice 2 second notification once something is done downloading/seeding.
    Very nice if you full screen everything you do. :)


    cheers
     

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