iChat, what I saw was not what help said I'd see??

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Brassband, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. Brassband macrumors newbie

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    I tried setting up iChat in order to talk to the kids and grandkids. It appears that iMac filled in a bunch of stuff automatically. It used my google email address for description and jabber id. It automatically filled in a password. On the tab for server it filled in talk.google.com. iMac didn't ask. I also have a box with Jabber list on the top with my name and 2 icons. One is the video and the other a light bulb. I figured out the video icon. What is the light bulb for?

    Is this what I want/need?

    It took 3 tries to get it to accept my sons account with Skyper. I'm not sure that it will work until later when they are home.

    Before writing this post I searched on iChat and read a bunch of the posts. Am i going to have to get an AIM account. If any of the other kids are on AIM can I add them to my Jabber list or will I need a separate list for them?

    Give me spreadsheets and powerpoint, those I understand.

    One confused Brassband
     
  2. spice weasel macrumors 65816

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    Here's the Apple Support page for setting up and working with iChat. It's pretty straightforward and comprehensive, so it should get you all set up.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2515
     
  3. Brassband thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the references. I finally found information from a source that states Skype does not work with iChat so I ended up signing up for their service and got to see and talk to the grandsons last night.

    I appreciate your help and will check out those references.

    Brassband
     

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