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Control multiple screen names in iChat via Address Book
Authored by: davidkisley on Feb 18, '05 05:22:35PM

I think the key to understanding this is knowing that iChat uses address book to store screen names, and you can add them into address book and then choose them as a buddy by selecting the name from address book instead of typing in the data directly into ichat. Also, you can add directly to ichat and address book will have an entry with just the aim filled out. If you edit address book and add an additional screen name, by selecting the plus sign, you and add additional aolim screen names (among others like ICQ, Jabber) and only show one contact in your buddy list. The key is the FIRST one in the list is tried first. So, if you have it connecting to the "wrong" screen name when you initiate a message, the fix is to reorder the screen names in address book so your preferred screen name is first. Then ichat will try that first, and if unavailable, use the second or third next. If you prefer different ones at different times, this hint is probably useless to you.

Dave

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