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    is there a facebook chatbox?
    hi all,apologies to anyone who answered my previous post,i didnt manage to reply,anyway i have taken the plunge and bought a macbook pro,totaly new to mw,always had pc,coould anyone tell me if there is a facebook application that has a chatbox or a seperate chatbox,hopefully free,i was surprized to see there is no chatbox like on a pc,thanks

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    thanku,i,l take a look

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    Oooooh… thanks for posting that! I couldn't figure out why my Facebook contacts were always offline in Adium even though I was (supposedly) connected. Seems you have to access them through Jabber now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisabeach View Post
    Oooooh… thanks for posting that! I couldn't figure out why my Facebook contacts were always offline in Adium even though I was (supposedly) connected. Seems you have to access them through Jabber now.
    did u manage to get a chatbox? ihad a bit of job as im new to mac,thanks all

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    Did those instructions not work for you? I thought they were pretty step-by-step..
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    Set up a Facebook username first. Here's the FAQ regarding usernames on Facebook, from where you should be able to learn to set up a username.

    After you have your username created, you can sign up to use Facebook IM through Jabber on any client that supports it. To set this up in iChat follow the easy to understand instructions provided by this video HERE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poisonivy1 View Post
    did u manage to get a chatbox? ihad a bit of job as im new to mac,thanks all
    Yes. The directions were foolproof. Unless you are talking about something entirely different from what we are. I've never seen the term "chatbox" before, but I assume you are referring to instant messaging to Facebook contacts.

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    done it succsessfully
    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisabeach View Post
    Yes. The directions were foolproof. Unless you are talking about something entirely different from what we are. I've never seen the term "chatbox" before, but I assume you are referring to instant messaging to Facebook contacts.
    thanku all,it was easy in the end,its just that im used to a pc and the "chatbox "appears automatically,u dont have to add it,yes looks like on the mac it is refered to as instant messaging,also it appears the problem was in safari,when i changed to google chrome there it was

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    Quote Originally Posted by poisonivy1 View Post
    yes looks like on the mac it is refered to as instant messaging,also it appears the problem was in safari,when i changed to google chrome there it was
    Actually it's referred to as "instant messaging" in Windows and everywhere else. At least it typically has been using dedicated IM clients like ICQ and Yahoo Messenger.

    There shouldn't have been any problem using Safari, but you asked about a Facebook application for chatting. From your post, I'm guessing you never tried Adium as suggested. You might want to give it a whirl. You won't need a browser window open on Facebook to chat. Just run Adium and all your contacts will be in your Adium list and chat from there anytime. Trust me… you'll prefer this.

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    I use Safari and the Facebook Chat appears just fine. I am not sure why it's not on your machine, But here Snow Leopard 10.6.7 with Safari 5.0.5 and it's there. Has been back since 10.5.8 Leopard and the older Safari.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    I use Safari and the Facebook Chat appears just fine. I am not sure why it's not on your machine, But here Snow Leopard 10.6.7 with Safari 5.0.5 and it's there. Has been back since 10.5.8 Leopard and the older Safari.
    yes im using adium,i have a macbook pro i5 mc700,dont know which version of safari it is but i like google chrome,thanks for your help.

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