Why does iChat turn off when I leave it??

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by forthebrave, May 9, 2004.

  1. forthebrave macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2004
    juts wondering why iChat logs out when you don't use it for awhile. I wish I could set it so that it stays on all the time becuase I don't when my friends are gonna be online~
  2. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    I checked all my preferences and I don't see an option for iChat logging ou after a specific time. I assume this is caused by having sleep come on. Turn off "put computer to sleep" and "turn off hard drives whenever possible" (because I don't like it ;P) in the Energy Saver palette of the System Preferences. You can still let the monitor go to sleep.
  3. forthebrave thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2004
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    FWIW, for me, iChat automatically logs me in when my computer wakes up from sleep.
  5. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

    baby duck monge

    Feb 16, 2003
    Memphis, TN
    also, if you're on dial-up you should make sure you have not set in your network preferences that it should automatically disconnect after a certain amount of time idle.

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