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A fix for an iChat Status message problem Apps
I use a lot of quotes for my iChat Status, and discovered that after adding a particularly long quote, it broke iChat in a couple of ways. It appears that iChat can't handle status messages over 280 characters -- the long message refuses to show in the status message, and it breaks the iChat Status menu bar feature. Messages approaching this character count cause the iChat Status menu to go all wonky, because the type doesn't wrap and just keeps extending off the screen.

Manually opening iChat and editing the status messages to delete the offending entry (or entries) fixes both your status message and the menu bar item. This is a simple hint but one that caused a bit of hair pulling because I didn't want to delete my iChat prefs file and kill all my crafted pref settings.
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