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10.5: Auto accept any chat request in iChat Apps
In 10.4, you had to use Chax to allow auto-acceptance of chats in iChat (there is a way to auto-accept video chats, but that's it).

In 10.5, there's a new "Run AppleScript" feature in the Alerts section of iChat's preferences. I was going to use that to write a simple AppleScript to press the Return button in the dialog that appears when you receive a chat invitation. After checking the box to enable AppleScripts with text chat invitations, I got a surprise when I clicked the drop-down menu: Apple's already done the work!

When you enable the Run AppleScript feature, you'll see you can pick from three already-created AppleScripts: Auto Accept, Auto Reject, and iTunes Remote Control. Pick the event you'd like to modify (text, audio, or video invitations, in my case), enable Run AppleScripts, and select AutoAccept.applescript from the pop-up menu. It couldn't get much simpler than that!

If you want to view the source scripts, you'll find them in /Library » Scripts » iChat. The iTunes controller is interesting; use it with Bonjour iChat, set it to run on messages received, and you have basic control over iTunes from any Mac in the house.
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10.5: Auto accept any chat request in iChat
Authored by: WelshSage on Nov 01, '07 02:07:50PM

Note that there is one small annoyance when using this hint. Any new window that automatically accepts invitations will stay on top of other windows, even when it is inactive.



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10.5: Auto accept any chat request in iChat
Authored by: mm2270 on Nov 01, '07 03:17:20PM

Small annoyance? I'd say that is a pretty big whoppin' annoyance to me. I just tested this out and see hat you're talking about. That's just got to be a bug. I can't see any logical reason the chat would be forced to stay in front if it's auto-accepted.



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10.5: Auto accept any chat request in iChat
Authored by: haloici0us on Jun 17, '08 07:22:09AM

Does anyone know how this could be used with Screen Sharing?

Which Event in the list would be used and if none, could an event be added to the list somehow?



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