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With iChat 4.0, you now have the ability to share screens with your friends, add Photo Booth effects to your video chats, send SMS messages to cell-phones, record video chats, “present” your files with iChat theater, and much more. The other day, I stumbled across a neat feature where you can customize how your chat message windows look. Here’s how:

  1. Open up iChat.
  2. Once it’s open, start a chat with someone.
  3. Right-click on the message window, and you can now change how your messages look.
  4. You can change the message “bubbles” to boxes, compact, or text.
  5. You can change the buddy icon so it shows their name, picture, or have both.
  6. You can also change the background to any image/color you want.

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