Newbie... 2 simple iChat questions :o)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jni1201, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. jni1201 macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2008
    Two questions about iChat. Is there a setting on the computer to make it so I'm not signed out of iChat when the computer is closed?

    Also, is there a setting so the IMs are not in speech bubbles and look just like a regular IM?

    Thanks a ton!
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    You'd have to use a program like InsomniacX, as the computer will go to sleep when closed regularly. I think there is probably a setting to not use bubbles in iChat, but I use Adium.
  3. panoz7 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 21, 2005
    Raleigh, NC
    If you right click on a chat window you'll get an option to show balloons,
    boxes, compact, or text.

    I didn't like the balloons at first but I love them now. I'd give them a chance... they might grow on you.
  4. kkat69 macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2007
    Atlanta, Ga
    Per the first. Closed lid = computer in sleep mode = no internet = ichat disconnects. If you want iChat to stay connected then (as someone said) you'll need another program so that your computer stays on while the lid is closed. IMO not a good idea but to each his own.

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