How do I stop ichat auto starting?

lenb

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May 11, 2004
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Hi Folks!
Each time I plug in isight it automatically starts the ichat prog. I don't have an .mac or other name so can't get in to preferences to alter this. Is there another way I can stop this?

lenb
 

varmit

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lenb said:
Hi Folks!
Each time I plug in isight it automatically starts the ichat prog. I don't have an .mac or other name so can't get in to preferences to alter this. Is there another way I can stop this?

lenb
In the iChat Prefs, uncheck the box in the Video settings. See bottom of Pic.
 

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PlaceofDis

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Jan 6, 2004
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unfortunately the only way to stop iChat from auto-opening is to get into the chat preferences
 
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zelmo

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PlaceofDis said:
unfortunately the only way to stop iChat from auto-opening is to get into the chat preferences
I'll bite...how do you access the iChat preferences pane without creating an account through .mac or AIM? I bought an iSight for Delicious Library, and don't want all that AIM crap on my PB.
 
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PlaceofDis

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ok, well i just created a new user account just to test this out and figure it out, what it seems you have to do is, start up ichat, and it gives you that welcome screen, hit continue, then its going to ask for the chat information, all you have to do is enter your name, first & last, or even just put a space or two in each one, hit continue, and continue through the screens until ichat opens up, and then you can access the prefs menu without having an AIM or .Mac account
 
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