Help with Messages

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hipstep, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. hipstep macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2012
    So I just got my first Mac and loving it. Its running Mountain Lion so I have the new messages and not Ichat like in the past. I have friends who use ichat still though and I would like to be able to talk with them over messages still. Is this possible because i entered in there ID into there contact information and then it said unable to do send message. I tried googling and searching a few forums but nothing came up that worked.
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    Then open System Preferences->Mail, Contacts & Calendar and add an AOL account. Then reopen Messages and activate that AOL account.
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Yep... then hit command-1 to bring forward the old chat window as it will be hidden my the new Messages window.
  4. hipstep thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2012
    Thank you very much. Got it working pretty much right away but I dont really know why since i actually tried that before without the cmd-1...:confused:

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