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how do completly log out of ichat and go onto a different acount?

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Mar 29, 2013 12:13 PM

i bought my macbook 2nd hand and i dont know how to log out of the last owners ichat please help me



MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5), 2.66 GHz Intel core i7 8GB 1067 MHz
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,660 points)

    Choose Preferences from the iChat menu, click on the Accounts tab, and delete everything except for Bonjour(which doesn't use accounts.)



  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,835 points)



    As well as removing the Account as they are called in iChat itself it may also pay to remove traces of this persons details in the Keychain.


    In Applications there is a Folder caller Utilities

    Open this folder and then the app called Keychain Access.

    With the login keychain selected top left and passwords lower left  look for references to their Name or ID you are seeing in iChat.

    Highlight it and then delete it.


    Another option, if you were given the Install Disks,  as you should have been, is to Erase and reinstall the OS so that you can set it up from a fresh start an have only your info in apps and the keychain.





    10:18 PM      Friday; March 29, 2013


      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.3)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

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

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,835 points)

    Thanks for the Points.




    9:19 PM      Saturday; April 13, 2013

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


     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

    iMac OS X 10.8.3

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


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