Ralph Johns

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4[7] 04 View Menu Oct 2008


At the time this Menu was Screen grabbed a Chat was open. This enables the Show Names, Show Pictures and Show Names and Pictures options. These control how your Buddies appear in the Text chats you have. It is useful to have Pictures and Names in Group chats as an aid in addition to their Buddy Pics and Bubble colours.

iChat 1 has a Formatting bar actually on the Chat window which show by default. This can be Hidden in this menu.

The top items will go dark and become active when the Buddy List is the Front window allowing you to Sort the List and whether Off-line Buddies will be included. the Sort options will work on a Double Pass. Use one of the alphabetical choices followed by the Available choice to get your List available by alphabetical.

You can choose to turn the Bubble Off by select Show as Text. You and your Buddies are then both on the left of the chat window with coloured bands the same colour as the Bubbles would be.

You can drop a picture in the white space that is the Chat window. The picture will only be seen at your end. Smaller pictures will be tiled depending how big you drag the window. If you don't like it or find it distracting (or plain missed where you were dragging a picture file to Send), there is a Clear Option. any choice made will stay and be remembered across openings of iChat.

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This site is about iChat from Version 1 through to iChat 4.x.x

It has a mixture of basic info and problem solving help.

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Thge View menu. The active items depend on which Window is the Front one. Mostly about how the Buddy List looks and then how Buddies look in Chats. ALso has the option to add a Picture to the BAckground of a Chat window.


Confirmed to work with Win/IE 5.5 and later (should work in 5.0, but not confirmed), Firefox 2, Safari 3, Opera 9, iCab 3.02 and later, Mac/IE 5, Netscape 6 and later

Old browsers (IE version 4 or earlier, Netscape 4 or earlier) should only see a text-based page which, while not the prettiest option, is still entirely usable.