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iChat, renamed to Messages.app on OS X Mountain Lion, is an instant messaging client built into OS X

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Screenshot app is failing to launch Messages app

macOS Monterey Version 12.1 iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015) Processor 4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 Memory 16 GB 1867 MHz DDR3 Startup Disk Macintosh HD Graphics AMD Radeon R9 M390 2 GB Scenario: ...
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Message App show empty list on Mac OS X Catalina

I'm on a Mac OS X Catalina. I have no idea what's wrong with my Message app lately. I can send out message, I can't see list of previous messages. It's empty. I've also tried, clicked on the Sync Now ...
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Why is my Mac opening Messages every time I take a screenshot?

When I take a screenshot on my Mac (OS X Sierra), either with Command-Shift-3 or Command-Shift-4, my Messages app opens with the screenshot and nothing is saved to my Desktop. In Terminal I confirmed ...
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Mailer-Daemon message delay notices incomplete

Recently I started getting messages like this in my Messages app. Can someone help me understand what is happening and how I can fix this?
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How can I read very old iChat transcripts?

Sometime in 2005, Apple's iChat switched to writing its logs as binary plists. But before that, it was another format that I don't know how to read. > file some-early-2005-log.chat some-early-2005-...
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How to link Facebook Messenger to the Mac OS built-in Messages App in 2016?

Before last year, we can receive Facebook Messenger messages in the Messages app via Jabber, which is super convenient. However Facebook does not provide Jabber API anymore. I am wondering whether ...
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Mac OS X Message app cannot be opened after TRYING to install windows 10 with BootCamp

So I've tried to install windows 10 using BootCamp but somehow Windows installer didn't allow my to choose partition, I've tried to format new one inside the installer but still no lock... so I've ...
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How can I share a screen over a flaky connection?

Note: both parties are on Macs. I'm trying to set up screen sharing between two computers, one located in Indiana and one located in Washington state. We've tried using Messages (formerly iChat), ...
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Max OSX 10.9 Mavericks Messages no longer has auto screen sharing?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b905lm4AeAU In the days of iChat you could allow a user to be allowed automatic access to screen sharing. This was great because I could access my parents' machine ...
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how to automatically delete ichat transcripts older than X days / weeks

I like to store ichat transcripts for a few days so that if I forget something referenced in a chat I can refer back to it. However, after a week or so, I would prefer these transcripts be deleted. Is ...
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Why can't I install iChat on my Mac?

I was trying multiple times to install these iChat versions below, but they're not installing on my Mac: iChat Update 1.0 (Universal) iChat Update 1.0 (PPC) Whenever I'm trying to install these, it'...
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How do I see the unread messages in Messages.app?

Here’s an example of Messages.app displaying unread messages in the title bar: What I’m curious about is how do I find these unread messages without scrolling around and hunting them out?
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Disable grey "is now online/offline" messages in iChat

When using iChat, grey messages saying "so-and-so is now online" and "so-and-so is now offline" are displayed in the chat window. Is there any way to suppress these messages? When they crop up too ...
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Integrate Lync with iChat

I am using MS Lync and I was wondering if it is possible to setup an Account in iChat (or Messages in the future) for Lync?
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Different buddy lists for different accounts in iChat

I have currently 4 accounts added to iChat, Standard GTalk GTalk For Google Apps Facebook Olark Facebook and Olark have their own Buddy List Group viz. Facebook and WebUser groups and thus those ...
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How to disable iChat

In the past, I used iChat + Chax for instant messaging on my Show Leopard. Then I switched to Adium but iChat seems to be started automatically though I removed it from login items. ps ax | grep ...
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is there a way to text message from your desktop, BUT have it sync with your iphone?

I want to send SMS messages via any Mac desktop application, however, I want to have the chat history in my SMS hisotry on my iPhone 4. Is this possible??
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How to delete Chax from Mac OS X

How do I remove Chax? I only want iChat.
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How to make iChat automatically reconnect?

My Internet connection breaks quite frequently. And each time iChat shows me "connection is lost" error message. I have to click "OK" and switch my status from Offline to Available. How can I make it ...
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Mac Pro Boot Camp Windows 7 AIM can't video chat with other Macs using iChat

I have a Mac Pro which I've bootcamped with Windows 7 64-bit. I cannot video chat with a colleague that is on a Mac using iChat. I've tried both AIM Pro 1.5.0 and AIM 7.3.12.3 with no success. I am ...
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How can I make iChat not pause iTunes when I start a screen sharing session?

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Is it possible to make iChat read out loud conversations as they happen?

Lately I've been using iChat for some time and sometimes it's boring to switch windows to read the next text. Snow Leopard (and other Mac OS X versions) has a text to speech feature, but I see it only ...
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Camera not working on MacBook

So I'm trying to help someone setup iChat on their MacBook for video-to-video chat, and iChat is now setup, but when we go to iChat -> Prefs -> audio/video and it says: There is no camera attached ...
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How to use iChat as client for Google Talk with Google Apps account?

I'm using Google Apps with my own domain name. However, the account is not usable with iChat for Google Talk because of this error: iChat can't log in to talk.google.com because your login ID or ...
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iChat disconnecting AirPort connection

Whenever I open iChat in my MacBook, the WiFi connection seems to reset for some reason. I lose the connection and after 10 seconds it reconnects. Any suggestions? log file after reproducing problem:...
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How to consistently enable screen sharing with iChat

I am unable to consistently get screen sharing in iChat to work. When I select an online buddy, under the Buddies menu the options "Share my screen with Bob" and "Ask to Share Bob's Screen" are ...
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iChat Screen Sharing - Keyboard shortcut to switch back to my computer without messing with the mouse that is being used by the other user?

When you are watching a screen sharing session commanded by the other user, in other words, you are watching the other user doing stuff in his computer, how do I switch back to my computer without ...
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OS/X iChat: what client can videochat to this from Windows?

Hi I have a mac and use iChat a lot with my overseas family. However some of them have Windows PCs. I really don't like Skype. Is there any videoconferencing software that can talk directly to iChat ...
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Apple iChat & MobileMe & GTalk

I am signed into iChat with my Mobile Me account, Is there a way to add google talk contacts to the account and chat through iChat?
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Is there a way that Windows users can use an iChat server?

Is it possible for Windows users to connect to an iChat server? I have many windows users and a mac os x leopard server. I can't find anything I can use with iChat on the mac server. I don't want ...
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