quick ichat question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jwassel, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. jwassel macrumors member

    May 30, 2008
    if i leave my computer and it goes to sleep, my ichat automatcially turns my away message to "Away"....

    how can i disable this so it doesnt automatcially put up an away for me?

  2. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

    Jan 23, 2005
    If your computer is asleep, you're going to want your status on away or else people will IM you and wonder why theres no response. However, there is either a plugin (which I forget the name of but I believe is called Chax or something) or built-in functionality that always sets you back to Available when you return from sleep.

    That plugin might also have the option to disable going away.
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    When your computer goes to sleep mode, it turns off wireless. iChat will resume the connection, but sets your account as away.
  4. mynameisraj macrumors 6502

    Nov 14, 2008
    Boulder, Colorado
  5. isethx macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2008
    so i guess i have a dumb question

    your mac goes to sleep... ichat goes to away... your wireless goes off

    so can people leave you messages or is away more like signed off?

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