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Katherine Gable Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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May 1, 2012 9:48 AM

Hi

 

I installed Beta because my sister doesnt like IMing, and I don't like texting at work. Anyway--

 

I have my all of my chats into 1 window, but one thing is really annoying me, how do I stop from a chat going up to the top, when a new message is sent(either by me or the person i am talking to).

 

with Ichat, i have my chats arranged so I know which row I am talking to.. I am afraid of saying wrong thing to the wrong person. So is there a way to turn that off? Plus it is distracting too!

Mac Pro 2 x 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,805 points)

    Hi,

     

    I was confused over the menu I was looking at.

     

    If you add  a New Message it seems the com.apple.ichat.plist does seem to change based on the "Recent Chat" info.

     

    I cannot work out if any of the new things that are in the .plist refer to the sort order or even the non option to filter new ones in at the top.

     

    The pic you posted should two Buddies with no Pic.

    Does this mean there are not in any of your Buddy lists ?

     

     

     


    8:14 PM      Wednesday; May 2, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

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  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,805 points)

    Hi,

     

    I am aware that you are talking about the main Message Window (it will come to the Front if your Use the CMD and 0 keys together when Messages is the Front app - see Window Menu).

     

    I agree that the most recent Buddy (or contact) does go to the top of the list of Chats.

    The only exception I can find to that is if you have Clicked New Message.

     

    The thing I was then referring to was the lack of "Buddy" pics for two of those Chats.

     

    For example I have started three chats with Buddies (The Apple Test accounts) and one iMessage Contact (my own phone which the "Front" chat) - and I put in the New Message bit.

    Messages

     

    So...

     

    In my Buddy List everyone has their own Buddy Pic.

    In my Address Book (Contacts List) most have a similar pic, either because they were Buddies first for me and I added in "Real Names" later or I have chosen the pic in some cases (daughter, son, wife and the odd friend)

     

    What I was trying to get at was I can tell which person I am chatting with from their Pic.

     

    Also once the list has been established the new IM is shown in which chat by a blue Indicator.

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    8:04 PM      Thursday; May 3, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.3)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,805 points)

    Hi,

     

    Did you run your chats in one window before  ?

     

    You can double click each chat and it will open in a separate window on it's own.

    The Messages main window tends to keep a duplicate  (you can dismiss it but it tends to pop back with new chats)

     

    This then tends to be about Screen space with so  many windows.

     

     


    8:35 PM      Thursday; May 3, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.3)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,805 points)

    HI,

     

    I know what you mean.

     

    I have 9 accounts logged on and have always preferred to have them as separate lists.

     

    I would prefer to have separate chats as well but I am slowly getting used to it.

     

    Now that you have pointed out that new chats go to the top I am also now acutely aware of that  ( I rarely get to the stage where I have that many chats still open).

     

    As Apple are already saying Messages will be in Mountain Lion I am not sure what changes will be made to that in the last minute (between now and the "Summer" release date).

     

    Thanks for the Points  Solved tick

     


    9:21 PM      Thursday; May 3, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.3)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

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