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Chapter 12. Conducting Live Chats and Vi... > Getting Notification Alerts

Getting Notification Alerts

When certain events, such as messages arrive or buddies log in, iChat AV can notify you with a sound, spoken message, or bounce of the iChat icon in the Dock. You can set alerts that apply to every buddy in the Alerts pane of iChat Preferences, or you can set specific notification alerts for each buddy in the Actions pane of the Get Info dialog.

Set Up Notification Alerts

Click the iChat menu, and then click Preferences.

Click Alerts.

Click the Event pop-up, and then select the type of event you want to be notified of.

Select or clear the Play Sound check box. If you select it, click the pop-up, select an occurrence, and then select or clear the Repeat check box if you want the alert to occur every time.

Select or clear the Bounce Icon In The Dock check box. If you select the check box, select or clear the Repeat check box.

Select or clear the Speak Text check box. If you select it, type a message to speak, and then drag the slider to set the speech volume.

You can enter “@” to substitute for a buddy's name. For example, if you entered“@” is online, iChat says “Steve Johnson is online.”

Click the Close button.


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