iChat: Multiple Accounts, One Contact List


  1. A fully explained article!

    Well done, I found this blog on google and found very intresting.

    Thanks and bookmarked

  2. ипотпал

    Thanks for the article 🙂

  3. This looks like a really good app. Does it feel like a worthy mac app? Do you know if it will pull in facebook chat? The facebook chat through adium is the only thing holding me on to it.

    I\’ll have to look more into it.

    1. It\’s more of an iChat add on than a stand alone application. So for being Mac like, it\’s just iChat, souped-up a bit.

      Is there an app that can access Facebook chat? I don\’t chat much on FB, but it would be interesting to know if such a thing exists.

  4. That\’s cool. I think I\’m going to have to try it out.

    Adium pulls in Facebook chat which is the only thing that encourages me to use it because I can actually see when people have replied otherwise its only useful if your looking around on Facebook and someone catches you there.

  5. Ethan

    You can now use facebook chat via jabber, (http://www.facebook.com/sitetour/chat.php) it\’s run and supported by them!

    Thanks Facebook!

  6. I really like that facebook is supporting it these now and chax is awesome. I\’m a full ichat supporter now.


  7. I have tried Chax but could not get it to work stable. Pitty because in your article it sounds a very nice app.

  8. Kilian

    Great article! I just found it through Google in search of how to open the Chax list if I click on the iChat dock icon. I can\’t believe I overlooked that setting earlier.

    I\’ve just got one question. When logging in iChat still opens the first list (AIM in my case) and not the awesome unified Chax one. I believe this can be fixed with what you mention at the end there, adding Chax to the list of login items instead of iChat. Just how do I do that? Chax doesn\’t appear anywhere as a standalone application. How do I add it to the list of login items?
    I hope there\’s still someone reading this post/getting notified with new comments. The last one is already a while back 😉

  9. I just checked my log in items and Chax isn\’t there… So I don\’t think that item is applicable any more.

    If you\’ve made sure that the \’Use al Contacts\’ window is checked in the Chax tab then I\’m not sure what could be causing your issue. I sometimes run into problems with the wrong contact window opening up – but quitting iChat and restarting it usually clears it up.

    1. Thanks for the reply. I guess I\’ll just live with it then, but keeping a note open in my todo list checking up on that every now and then. Maybe I\’ll run into a solution one day.

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