how to get timestamps and username displayed in ichat?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by fairnymph, May 29, 2007.

  1. fairnymph macrumors 6502

    fairnymph

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    #1
    I want username and timestamps displayed in ichat, as they are in AIM (for each line of chatting). Is this possible?

    I don't want to log my conversations. But I want to be able to copy them and have it clear who is saying what, without extensive formatting and typing being necessary.

    I don't want to use AIM because it's an ugly application, lacks other features, and has a tendency to crash for me. I don't want to use Adium or such because IME, it's more difficult to transfer files to people with 3rd party IM apps.
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

    gauchogolfer

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    I believe that this is selectable in iChat's preferences.

    If not, I suggest downloading a skin for iChat called Chax, it allows you to customize the look much more, and has tabbed chats.
     
  3. fairnymph thread starter macrumors 6502

    fairnymph

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    I couldn't find it in preferences, maybe I am overlooking something?

    I also just dl'ed Chax, and while I love the tabs, it doesn't provide those features I most want, at least not from what I can tell.
     
  4. wehokev macrumors member

    wehokev

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    I'd like to see the time stamps on all my bubbles in iChat too.

    While that does not seem to be possible, I did find out that if one hovers the pointer over a bubble the time and date will appear. That is good enough for me.

    See this post as it was my source:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=9163316

    Cheers,

    -kevin
     

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