4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 1, 2010 6:30 AM by Ralph Johns (UK)
chazcron Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
Everytime I get an image in iChat, a copy lands on my desktop. How can I stop this or redirect the default location?

Kinda tired of having to manually delete them from the desktop.

MacPro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • BenRector Level 3 Level 3 (535 points)
    Hi there,

    You can change the location where you want files saved to. Look under Preferences>General>Save Received Files To.

    Hope that helps.


    Ben
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,150 points)
    Hi,

    Pics-in-Chats should display In line as it were in the IM chat if both ends are using iChat.

    They can be drop on Buddies name during a chat (in the Buddy List) and you get it as a file although a click-able link should appear in the IM chat.

    Unless you have an AppleScript linked to iChat > Preferences > Alerts and the Received File action to duplicate the Pic it should have only one copy in the folder iChat is pointing to, as stated by the other poster.

    I take it you do not have an Automator item duplicating pics. ?



    12:19 PM Wednesday; September 1, 2010

    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"
  • chazcron Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Yes, that mostly answers my questions. But as far as I can remember, didn't they used to stay in the window unless you dragged them out and only reside in some temp folder buried in the system?
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,150 points)
    Hi,

    They do stay in the Chats.

    In Fact to "Save" them you have to drag them to the Desktop to then use a Graphics app with them

    They are shown in Old Transcripts that you have kept.
    They are still expandable there but you cannot drag them out as it were to work on a old pic.

    Old Transcrips are kept in Home Folder/Documents/iChats and the Dated Subfolders.
    Not a Temporary file/Folder

    I know that at the iChat 2 and iChat 3 start lunch period of iChat's development that Changing the default Downloads folder was a bit quirky and somewhat unreliable. It's a long time since I tried to use a another Download spot.

    I have not experienced what you are saying or read of someone having the issue before.



    2:30 PM Wednesday; September 1, 2010

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