Here comes beta 6 of Chax 1.4, hopefully the last beta before a final release. This beta will also run until April 20th.

Changes since beta 5:

  • Further improved tab sizing
  • Add Buddy, Save As, Print Setup and Print now work when using tabs
  • User icons show up in the overflow menu if showing icons is enabled in the preferences
  • Fixed a possible crash when pasting large amounts of text into a chat
  • Fixed a possible crash when moving a tab to a window window

I've received a number of suggestions for tabs, especially minor requests to suit personal preferences. These won't be added for the current version, but in the future some of these suggestions will likely make their way in.

Known issues with this version:

  • Print from a tab can cause errors
  • Blocking a user from the contact list doesn't work
  • Tabs can get stuck in the "user offline" state
  • Deminiaturize when messaged option doesn't always work with tabs


Cappuccino at 2006-03-19 12:03:07 -0500

This great beta program stably working with my Japanese environment. Thanks!

JazzDJ at 2006-03-20 03:45:25 -0500

Excellent updates, tabbed chatting is so essential. Thank you so much for this. ;-)

Michael at 2006-03-20 15:10:39 -0500

I think the new plugin may have broken audio for video conferencing.

wac at 2006-03-20 18:21:35 -0500

A great tool! Seems to be working well under 10.4.5(Intel). Thanks!

Dave Hamilton / Dave The Nerd » Blog Archive » iChat… with TABS! at 2006-03-21 08:23:05 -0500

[...] As I mentioned on last night’s Mac Geek Gab podcast, one of my long-time wishes has come true… Chax, the popular freeware iChat-enhancement utility, has now added the ability to use a tabbed interface, wherein all your chats are available in one window, with different tabs at the top for each person with whom you’re chatting. I’ve been using it since beta 6, and beta 7 appears to have just been released this morning. Excellent work! [...]