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Why cant I download AIM for Mac? iChat text is TOO small


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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?
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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/
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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..
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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.
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Microsoft has not updated it in ages.
I would hope Microsoft hasn't tried to update it


June 2007
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Just tell iChat to use a larger font in the preferences. You can also reformat incoming messages to be more legible as well:

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


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