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

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    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

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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuwisdelu View Post
    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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    Why cant I download AIM for Mac? iChat text is TOO small
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    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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    Why cant I download AIM for Mac? iChat text is TOO small

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aptmunich View Post
    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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    Why cant I download AIM for Mac? iChat text is TOO small

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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aptmunich View Post
    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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    Why cant I download AIM for Mac? iChat text is TOO small
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacNewbie View Post
    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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