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Drag and drop files directly into iChat Apps
If you want to attach a file to send to your chat partner, instead of toggling the attach button, simply drag and drop the file(s) to the text box and hit send!

Rather simple but I hadn't seen the hint.

[Editor's note: True, a simple hint, but still, it deserves a spot in the database...]
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I used to do this...
Authored by: Areh on Jan 13, '03 10:26:02AM

before I found the "attach" button. Funny, with Apple, first thing I do is drag and drop.
BTW, if you want to send a file to someone specific in a chat room. Just open the drawer and drag the file over his/her name.

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Authored by: synathome on Jan 13, '03 01:11:47PM

I don't seem to be able to send (or receive) attachments (images etc.) with iChat (using either drag-and-drop or the attachments button). I've got a direct connection to the other party (the little "thinking" dots appear when either of us starts to type) in iChat, and file transfer works with AOL Instant Messenger Client - but I'd love to ditch the latter. Has anybody else had this problem?

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Authored by: CorkySt.Claire on Apr 25, '03 06:18:37PM

I have this problem, too. When I try to send a file, whether via
drag and drop or through the menu, I get the message "waiting
for (username) to accept" and the person I am sending it to gets
the message "waiting for (username) to send."

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I love Drag n' Drop!
Authored by: UltraNurd on Jan 13, '03 02:11:14PM

The other day my friend wanted the contact info for some of our mutual friends, so I dragged the relevant group from Address Book into the iChat window, where it appeared as a .vcf file. He then dragged the resulting link to his Address Book window, and it imported automatically after downloading. Yay!

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Be Wary of this !!!!!
Authored by: summutha on Jan 16, '03 12:28:59PM
I too love Drag & Drop, In fact my desktop is a complete mess with clippings at the moment !
I have found a bug in iChat to do with drag & drop ! Apple refuse to acknowlege it.
The bug is, drag a slightly corrupted jpeg file on to a "Dial up" users icon.
If indeed this user is using OS X, they will most likely be disconnected from the internet at this point !
It seems that iChat is sending incorrect commands !
The reason Apple refuse to acknowlege this issue is that not all corrupt jpegs do this, the ones I had that did do it were Porn Related pics, So Tech Support didn't want em !
What else is the internet there for :D

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