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10.4: Enable tabbed windows in iChat Apps
Tiger only hintA free little iChat extension called Chax just released a version that allows for tabbed iChat windows. They did a very nice job.

[robg adds: Chax is a previous Pick of the Week winner, but it didn't have tabbed window support at that time. This feature has been long-requested, so I felt it worth a new mention as a standalone hint. I've been using it for a week or so now, and it's pretty well done. I would, however, prefer that the tabs went vertically, as you have to make your chat window pretty wide to actually see names on the tabs. Other than that, though, it's a handy way to consolidate window clutter.

And yes, other third-party chat clients have had tabs for a while now. Unfortunately, file and image transfer don't work well with those clients, and as such, I can't really use them...]
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10.4: Enable tabbed windows in iChat
Authored by: Dragon76 on Apr 06, '06 08:28:18AM

Does Chax add support for being connected to multiple services? I like Adium but prefer the slicker package of iChat with its WORKING integration with Address Book.



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10.4: Enable tabbed windows in iChat
Authored by: kainewynd2 on Apr 06, '06 10:31:59AM

I've also been hoping for something that will allow more than one Jabber connection (I use GTalk and a Jabber server at work and need to switch back and forth). Any chances this may be a feature in a future release?



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10.4: Enable tabbed windows in iChat
Authored by: jhirbour on Apr 07, '06 09:17:01PM

I'd have to agree... and what's with the one contact list per protocol.. can't ichat just list them all together. If I chat had that and support for groupd contact in the "buddy list" I'd use it instead of adium... :-(



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10.4: Enable tabbed windows in iChat
Authored by: skully dazed on Apr 06, '06 11:02:59AM
The link in the article is broken. It should point to http://www.ksuther.com/chax/.

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10.4: Enable tabbed windows in iChat
Authored by: jacobolus on Apr 06, '06 12:02:33PM

When the next version of AdiumX comes out, they're using a different back-end for AIM which should get file/image transfers and direct connect working smoothly.



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10.4: Enable tabbed windows in iChat
Authored by: slb on Apr 07, '06 04:08:05PM

Thank God!
That's SO annoying!
Thanks for the info.

SB



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