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August 04, 2005

Multiple windows in iChat

Q: I was chatting with friend A and friend B in different windows and decided to open a three way chat as well. I kept dropping out of the chats with some error about using "the other window"...

A. The advice for this problem corresponds to the fellow who told his doctor "It hurts when I do this". The doctor replied "Well, don't do that." :-)

You can, if you persevere long enough, get both windows to tell you this at the same time. The problem is that you can't chat in parallel (two or more windows) to the same person. Or at least not for very long. As this didn't use to be a problem (effectively having a private chat on the side during a group talk), I have to assume it was something that happened in Tiger - possibly as part of the bandwidth saving procedures introduce to allow multiple video chat sessions.

Posted by Ozguru at August 4, 2005 06:00 AM