iChat messing up on my iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jmack549, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. jmack549 macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2007
    So my iMac was getting full of junk I didn't need, so I used my disks and did a reformat. Ahh, a clean Mac...only thing is, iChat doesn't want to cooperate now.

    I use it on a second monitor, always have. That way, when I have windows fullscreen, it doesn't get lost behind the page. For some reason now, when I get an IM, the window is enormous. I resize it, but it doesn't hold and it goes back to being huge when I close that window. Also, if I close iChat with message windows open, the next time I open it, it opens up a (huge) message window with each of the people I was talking to, and it has the ("...") bubble up like I'm typing something to them. It's extremely annoying, especially if I had a lot of message windows open when I closed it.

    I have uninstalled an reinstalled iChat, but still the same. Before, my iChat didn't do this. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this?
  2. skye12 macrumors 65816


    Nov 11, 2006
    Austin, Tx
    IChat is good, but I find myself using Google videochat most of the time.
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Try deleting ~\Library\Preferences\com.apple.iChat.plist then relaunching iChat
  4. jmack549 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2007
    I don't even have this file! Is this possibly the issue?

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