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MacNewbie 01-20-2008 02:33 AM

Why cant I download AIM for Mac? iChat text is TOO small
 
when i try to go to the aim for mac site

http://www.aim.com/get_aim/mac/latest_macosx.adp

it gives me a "bin" file not dmg

what gives?
help

Kuwisdelu 01-20-2008 02:50 AM

I'm not sure. But try out Adium instead. Much better than AIM. You can use it with AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and any other messenger services out there.

http://www.adiumx.com/

MacNewbie 01-20-2008 03:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kuwisdelu (Post 575447)
I'm not sure. But try out Adium instead. Much better than AIM. You can use it with AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and any other messenger services out there.

http://www.adiumx.com/

i just downloaded that and the text is still really small even after trying to enlarge it..

dtravis7 01-20-2008 03:20 AM

First, You can change the font size in iChat to whatever you want it to be from the Preferences/Messages Tab.

That BIN file can be opened with the Free Stuffit Expander but I will caution you, AIM for OSX is garbage and always crashes and full of bugs. Microsoft has not updated it in ages. I would first try to change the Font in iChat. If it's still not what you want, try Adium like has been suggested.

Kash 01-20-2008 04:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dtravis7 (Post 575460)
Microsoft has not updated it in ages.

I would hope Microsoft hasn't tried to update it ;P

Aptmunich 01-20-2008 05:25 AM

Just tell iChat to use a larger font in the preferences. You can also reformat incoming messages to be more legible as well:

http://www.munichmessages.de/screens...120-102454.jpg

MacNewbie 01-22-2008 02:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aptmunich (Post 575513)
Just tell iChat to use a larger font in the preferences. You can also reformat incoming messages to be more legible as well:

http://www.munichmessages.de/screens...120-102454.jpg


THANKS!! this is so helpful..how did u do that screenshot and that graphic?

also do u know if theres a way to make everyting on your screeen look bigger without compensating resolution?

sometimes the text on my web browser is too small as well and i notice that when i try to make th text bigger it kind of messes up the html format of the page?

Kuwisdelu 01-22-2008 02:31 AM

Did you try to make it bigger by "Cmd +"? I haven't had a problem with that messing up format. Do you use Firefox or Safari? If it's the toolbars you're having trouble with, I think can find a Firefox theme with large buttons.

Aptmunich 01-22-2008 03:24 AM

I took the screenshot and added the red circles using skitch:
http://www.plasq.com
It's now in public beta, so give it a spin!

"Command +" is the only way to scale content at the moment, at some point apple might also enable resolution independence in 10.5, but there's a good chance we won't see that until 10.6.

cybear 01-22-2008 09:23 AM

you can also sent the font and font size in the preferences for adium, in the Messages panel

MacNewbie 01-25-2008 02:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aptmunich (Post 577329)
I took the screenshot and added the red circles using skitch:
http://www.plasq.com
It's now in public beta, so give it a spin!

"Command +" is the only way to scale content at the moment, at some point apple might also enable resolution independence in 10.5, but there's a good chance we won't see that until 10.6.

im sorry "Command +"

how does that work? i cant even find the command button?? lol (hence my newbie name ) i see ctrl...i see alt..command? where is it

also do u know anyhting about photo sharing on ichat? on AIM for windows u were able to send pictures via the chat im box..

dtravis7 01-25-2008 02:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MacNewbie (Post 580042)
im sorry "Command +"

how does that work? i cant even find the command button?? lol (hence my newbie name ) i see ctrl...i see alt..command? where is it

also do u know anyhting about photo sharing on ichat? on AIM for windows u were able to send pictures via the chat im box..

What Mac do you own? Which keyboard?

Pretty much All Apple keyboards have 3 keys to the left of the space bar. The first right after Space is Command that has a Cloverleaf symbol and on older keyboards an Apple. That is the command and the next key is Option-Alt and the last right on the end is Control.

On iChat I just drag the pic to the text entry area. You will see a green Plus sign. Just let it go and hit Enter.


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