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Adding a user to the iChat buddy list via drag and drop Apps
I can't believe I just learned this today. However, if you're like me, you may not have realized how to add a buddy to your iChat buddy window without using the Address Book. People who knew me saw that I was online, and so would start a chat. But I couldn't figure out how to put them in my Buddy List just from the chat window.

Well, by clicking on the leftmost button (with the person image) in the main iChat window, you open a drawer. You can then drag the user's icon from the drawer to your buddy list. Voila! I kept tryng to drag directly from the chat window itself. I hope this helps someone else, too!

[robg adds: Yes, this is a basic hint. And originally, I wasn't going to run it, believing that it was a clearly documented obvious feature. However, a quick run through the iChat help files shows no mention of using the drawer to add buddies to the buddy list (maybe I'm just going blind?). All the help file mentions is using the "+" button in the buddy list window to add via the Address Book. Strangely, I'd never done anything other than dragging from the drawer area; until recently, I'd never even tried the "+" button in the buddy list window!]
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Adding a user to the iChat buddy list via drag and drop
Authored by: Mr. X on Apr 14, '03 02:21:36PM

yeah, I can see why you'd hesitate to publish this hint. I can
feel the bashing coming... But, it actually took me a while to
find that out. Sometimes, you just forget about the simplest
things... It's good to be reminded once in a while ;)
You can also drag a picture on the background of the Chat
window. No idea why that would be useful, but you can do it ;)



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Adding a user to the iChat buddy list via drag and drop
Authored by: gancho on Apr 14, '03 04:48:24PM

Great hint, actually. It helped me a lot! This was a surprisingly
difficult thing to figure out for me.



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Adding a user to the iChat buddy list via drag and drop
Authored by: wnpcwowowo on Apr 15, '03 11:35:37PM

Yeah, I had no idea that you could drag the buddy icon to the
buddy list. This is going to help me a bunch!



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Yikes...
Authored by: acrappa on Apr 14, '03 05:13:22PM

Well, I actually have added buddies only with the + icon, so this
hint sounds rather beneficial for me. However, I'm not seeing
how exactly you bring out the drawer. The hint says, "the
leftmost button (with the person image) in the main iChat
window". The leftmost button in my window is the 'view options'
button. What am I missing?



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Yikes...
Authored by: figz on Apr 14, '03 06:43:23PM

This took me forever to understand too. The hints says from the
"main" window. What he means is from any chat window (not
the buddy list), click the icon of the head. Then you can drag
into the drawer. Hope that clears things up.



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Thanks!
Authored by: acrappa on Apr 15, '03 12:01:06AM

There it is.

- Matt



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