A few more minor fixes and improvements before a final release of 1.4.2. A number of people have requested that the activity window log file transfer history, which it now does. Also of note is that the close button on the tab window now actually closes the window, instead of only the front tab.

Changes from Chax 1.4.2 beta 1

  • (Feature improvement) Incoming and outgoing file transfers are now logged in the activity window
  • (Bugfix) Clicking the close button on the tab window will now properly close all tabs
  • (Bugfix) The contact list will stay at the top of the screen when auto-resizing is enabled and the contact list spans the entire height of the screen
  • (Bugfix) Fixed a problem where the text window would try to resize infinitely when using tabs
  • (Bugfix) Selecting "Invite to Chat..." from the Buddies menu works properly again
  • (Bugfix) Fixed incorrect encoding on German localized resources


Peter at 2006-05-09 04:08:59 -0400

Hey, big fan of Chax. Just one request: every time I update, I need to reinstall this handy modification which removes the metal side panels from the chat windows and buddy list. I was wondering if it would be possible to include it as an option in the next build.

Jens at 2006-05-09 17:14:33 -0400

I must say i love Chax, it made me switch back to ichat again :)! This Beta 2 works great for me but I would love to see if you could turn your Bugfix regarding the close Button into a feature! I really liked it to just klick on the close button and have the active tab closed while the others stay open! And I also like the idea from Peter ;)!

Jens at 2006-05-09 18:38:31 -0400

I guess I found a Bug..! The option "no tabs for one chat" seems to be turned around! If I check it it allways shows me tabs under the chat! Or is it just because of the german translation?!

Matt at 2006-05-09 21:56:43 -0400

Haven't tried the beta yet, but I wanted to say that if you are going to make the close button close all tabs, it should at least have an option to warn you with a prompt the way Saft does with Safari. Also, I don't know if this has been fixed or not, but when you get a chat invite and have other chats open, it should bring the new tab to the front. Beta 1 mentions something about this with auto-accept, so you may have fixed it already, but if not, keep it in mind. Also, I third the idea of including the borderless windows as an option, though I'd like it extended to the buddy list windows as well if possible. Also, if possible, can you make the Bonjour window resize so that it doesn't show the list at all if there is no one on Bonjour? This would work great with the auto-resize feature you added. Keep up the great work.

Ben at 2006-05-09 23:45:27 -0400

NEW BUG: cannot add a buddy to my buddylist with beta 2 installed. otherwise looks good.

Jeffray at 2006-05-10 06:43:10 -0400

what can i say? CHAX rocks! It really raised iChat´s quality to sky. Thanks, regards and peace Jeffray

Paul at 2006-05-10 19:46:39 -0400

Chax is bloody brilliant! Would it be possible to layer the tabs in some future build - instead of having a list off to the right side of the window of tabs that can't be seen? (or have multiple chat windows open that can each have a set of active tabs? (for Groups, or convenience, or whatever). I'd buy you a beer if i knew who you were! Appreciate all the hard work :)