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How to Collect iChats into a Single Window

How to Collect iChats into a Single Window

Posted May 24, 2008 at 5:00pm by iClarified · 13234 views
These are instructions on how to collect iChats into a single window similar to using tabs. This way you can manage all your conversations from one window instead of having multiple chat windows open.

Step One
Open iChat by clicking its icon in the dock.
How to Collect iChats into a Single Window

Step Two
If iChat doesn't automatically sign you in click Log In to ... from the iChat Menu.
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Step Three
Now click to select Preferences... from the iChat Menu.
How to Collect iChats into a Single Window

Step Four
Select the Messages tab from the Preferences Window.
How to Collect iChats into a Single Window

Step Five
Click to check the box entitled Collect chats into a single window. You can now close the Preferences window.
How to Collect iChats into a Single Window

Step Six
Double click a buddy from your contacts list to open a new iChat window. Notice we still don't see tabs on the side.
How to Collect iChats into a Single Window

Step Seven
Double click another buddy from the contacts list. Now notice that a side panel slides out of your iChat window and allows you to manage both conversations from a single window.
How to Collect iChats into a Single Window

Step Eight
You can easily close a conversation by moving your mouse over one of the buddies in your side panel (tabs) and clicking the X button that appears.
How to Collect iChats into a Single Window
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twum
twum - May 24, 2008 at 7:45pm
It would be nice to be able to do this with MSN Messenger on the Mac. I used to be able to do this on the windows version, using a third party software, but on the mac I cna't seem to find such software or ways to put the different chats in a single window. thanks in advance for any ideas
N41
N41 - May 24, 2008 at 5:44pm
You would be suprised on how many requests he gets to post stuff like this. This site is to make things easier, whether its easy already. No one forced you to look at this post... Enjoy N41
N41
N41 - May 24, 2008 at 5:39pm
You would be suprised on how many requests he gets to post stuff like this. This site is to make things easier, whether its easy already. No one forced you to look at this post... Enjoy N41
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WTF ?? - May 24, 2008 at 5:35pm
What the hell this site is getting crappier day by day now please teach me how to boot my computer. Mac as well as PC too. thanks a lot!
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