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Create dual scrolling mirrored iChat windows Apps
In iChat, it's possible to have two synchronised IM windows to the same person. When either you or they talk, the speech bubbles appear in both windows. It's like double vision. Here's how it's done; you're either person A or person B:
  1. A and B both close any IM windows they may have to each other.
  2. A double-clicks on B's name in the Buddy List window, opening a new IM window. A does not type anything in this window.
  3. B double-clicks on A's name in the Buddy List window, opening a new IM window.
  4. B sends a message to A. It pops up as a "ghost" on A's screen.
  5. A ignores the "ghost" window and sends a new message to B in the original IM window.
And then you just chat with each other. If you chat using the window under the "ghost," then the "ghost" goes away, and you are left with two synchronised windows. This is quite possibly a bug which will be fixed soon, so enjoy it whilst you can!

[Editor's note: Before you all start complaining, I realize this is probably a completely useless hint -- I can't think of a single situation where you'd need or want dual synchronized windows with the same person! But I thought it was at least entertaining to see in action once, and who doesn't need a little laugh at 5:20am on a Monday morning?! And perhaps by posting it, Apple will be inspired to fix the problem.]
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Two monitors configuration
Authored by: yoc on Oct 28, '02 01:24:15PM

When you have two monitor configuration, you can have a window on each monitor. This way, you are sure not to miss a usefull message ;-)

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Authored by: aranor on Oct 28, '02 04:15:00PM

Hehehe, this is so cool! :D

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No longer valid
Authored by: aranor on Nov 16, '02 01:32:02PM

This hint is no longer valid. The OS 10.2.2 update fixed the "problem".

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Authored by: aranor on Nov 16, '02 08:13:00PM

Nevermind. It just did it again. But it didn't work last time (it told my first window that the chat had ended, and just displayed in the second). Odd.

I wish this comment system gave some way to delete comments (or edit them).

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