One more beta, just to make sure I'm not missing anything. This will run until April 20th, as with the previous betas.

Changes since beta 6:

  • Blocking a user from the contact list works again
  • Printing from a tab works
  • Fixed an instance where a tab could possibly get stuck on the "user offline" state
  • Receiving a new chat when using tabs with the deminiaturize notification option works properly now
  • Updated Norwegian localization readded


Aaron at 2006-03-21 11:29:16 -0500

Do you have plans to add the secure chat lock icon back to the windows with tabs enabled?

Mike at 2006-03-21 11:53:03 -0500

Awesome. One thing I think would be really useful to people that hide their dock's by default is the ability to have the menubar icon fill in w/ a color or show the number of messages waiting.

Alexander at 2006-03-21 15:56:00 -0500

Ok, one more feature-request :-) Auto-away works quite fine, but I'd like to have a function/option that my away-status is not set back to "available" when I move the mouse or press a key on the keyboard. So auto-set status to "away", but manual set-back status to "available". It would be great to get this feature.

Dalton at 2006-03-21 15:56:03 -0500

I love the tabbed chatting. Is it possible to implement a hot key on the tabs to open the chat in a new window? So, say if you decide you want to view two chats at once, you can just option+click the tab and it will open it in a new window. An even cooler way to do it would be to just drag to tab away from the window and it would create a new one wherever you drag it to. This would probably be more difficult(if not impossible) to do than the first. Thanks!

rick at 2006-03-21 16:53:37 -0500

i love the tabbed chatting too. but with 1.4b7 i can't send any images no more :( would be great if this works in the final version.

Adam Smith at 2006-03-21 17:09:06 -0500

A request (from a donator!) move the "+" from the buddy list to the chat window with the tabs. So you can select a text chat with whoever is available. Great product - and as I've proven - I'd pay for it. Keep up the great work. Hopefuly others send a few bucks in via PayPal to keep it a free endeavor! You are skilled and I admire your work.

Sikomat » iChat-Erweiterung: Chax at 2006-03-22 05:41:39 -0500

[...] Mit der iChat-Erweiterung Chax kann man iChat kostenlos um viele nützliche Funktionen erweitern. Unter anderem kann man das Chatten in Tabs, ähnlich wie das “Tabbed Browsing” in Safari, aktivieren. So kann man, besonders auf kleinen Monitoren oder mit sehr vielen Chatpartnern die Ãœbersicht erhalten. Neben den Tabs lassen sich noch viele weitere Einstellungen vornehmen wie zum Beispiel die Listenfonts einstellen, Positionen von Chatfenster merken oder die Statusanzeige im Dock konfigurieren. [...]

kingmob at 2006-03-22 09:15:12 -0500

Fantastic! iChat just got a lot better, thank you very much. Now, all I'd ask for is a unified contact list (Jabber + AIM + Bonjour contacts in one window), and then I could finally convert all those pesky Adium users around me ;)

Aaron at 2006-03-22 14:11:18 -0500

I love Chax so far! I swear that Apple should just hire you to actually build your improvements into the app itself. You've done (I'm assuming by yourself) what Apple has been unable to, or at least has been very slow to do and have done it VERY well. That being said, it would be great if multiple lines in text entry area didn't resize the window. In Adium, new lines expand the entry area into the chat area, which means that I can keep the window in the same place on my screen, in the lower left corner, without having to move it after the window resizes.

Michael at 2006-03-23 07:40:03 -0500

Thanks man, Chax is great, once I'm less broke again, I'll definitely donate some money :) Little bug report by the way: I have white text on black backgrounds, and now when I'm talking to ICQ users over AIM (and only ICQ users), the text is black as well, making it unreadable to me. Not a huge issue at the moment, but it'd be nice to have it working again :)

Austen at 2006-03-23 18:41:59 -0500

I cant seem to get the use mail badge command to work correctly with this new beta. I love that feature by the way. Great work man, keep it up.

Austen at 2006-03-23 18:43:53 -0500

sorry to post again, it works within the app viewer, +tab but still uses the red circle in the Dock. appreciate the work man!

Scott at 2006-03-26 14:17:51 -0500

Not sure if this is where you want bug reports, but with 1.4b7 on 10.4.5 iBook G3 700 (16MB VRAM model) I have a consistent crash of iChat when double clicking on the red/orange/green status change widget in the activity viewer window. Once, just before the crash an error message popped up but I haven't been able to reproduce it for a screen shot and it was only there for a second so I'm not really sure what it said... pretty sure it was a library exception though. Not a real problem but just noticed it while playing around with the new features. Let me know if you want any more info. I really enjoy and appreciate this program. Thanks.

Mike at 2006-04-01 11:11:51 -0500

I would also love to see the menubar change colors for message notifications, as i have my dock hidden on the bottom too. Thanks!