I'm really missing the Chax plugin, it doesn't seem to be supported any longer In Lion. I mostly used it for the window auto-resize function. Now I'm left with 3 iChat windows cluttering the screen of my MacBook Pro, taking up precious real estate.
Of course I could consolidate my 3 accounts into one window, but that means a lot of scrolling, uncertaintry which account my buddy is on and a loss of the group feature for my work colleagues.
Does anyone know of a replacement for this Chax functionality To auto-resize windows?
I stumbled upon the exact same problem and went on to write a script.
I published it here:
You'll have to edit the script and repeat (once for every service) it so it mentions all of your Buddy List windows by name.
While at that, you can specify the fixed width you'd like (I've set it at 190, the minimum).
Finally, of course, you'll have to assign the script to the "Buddy Became Available" and "Buddy Became Unavailable" events, on the "Alerts" tab of iChat's preferences.
The script is quite commented, I think you'll manage well.
I placed there a version with Growl notificarions, too.