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Marking and clearing transcripts

From: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard New Features

Video: Marking and clearing transcripts

Here is another new and convenient feature of iChat. If you are a frequent iChat user, you have probably noticed that iChat will periodically leave timestamps in your chat transcripts, usually when there has been a lull in the conversation. This lets you know that there was a delay in the response when you are reviewing the chat. For example, I haven't chatted with Melanie a couple of minutes here, so if I type another message, notice that a timestamp has now appeared: 11:51 AM. New to iChat in Snow Leopard, you can now manually leave timestamps in your chats.

Marking and clearing transcripts

Here is another new and convenient feature of iChat. If you are a frequent iChat user, you have probably noticed that iChat will periodically leave timestamps in your chat transcripts, usually when there has been a lull in the conversation. This lets you know that there was a delay in the response when you are reviewing the chat. For example, I haven't chatted with Melanie a couple of minutes here, so if I type another message, notice that a timestamp has now appeared: 11:51 AM. New to iChat in Snow Leopard, you can now manually leave timestamps in your chats.

To do so, choose Edit > Mark Transcript or use the keyboard shortcut, Shift+Command+K. As you can see, this puts the current time into your chat transcript. You might want to use this one when you are about to step away from your Mac for a while. When you come back, the marker lets you instantly see what messages arrived after you have inserted the timestamp. The other option you might have noticed near the Mark Transcript command is Clear Transcript. When I select that, you can see that simply clears out all the conversations out of the current chat window, But it leaves the window open so you can continue chatting with this buddy without interruption.

Now this only clears the conversation on your end though. Your buddy will still have the entire transcript and if you have your Preferences set to save your chat transcripts, like I demonstrated in the previous movie, you can get your conversation back by closing this window and then double-clicking your buddy's name again. And there you have the new Mark Transcript and Clear Transcript commands in iChat.

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Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard New Features

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  1. 3m 27s
    1. Welcome
      58s
    2. Mac OS X Snow Leopard system requirements
      1m 44s
    3. Using the exercise files
      45s
  2. 5m 23s
    1. Overview of Snow Leopard
      2m 22s
    2. Understanding 64-bit support
      3m 1s
  3. 15m 13s
    1. Using text substitution
      4m 54s
    2. Updating printer drivers
      1m 43s
    3. Working with new fonts
      1m 17s
    4. Seeing improvements to AirPort signal strength
      1m 18s
    5. Using the new thesaurus
      2m 37s
    6. Reviewing new date and time features
      1m 42s
    7. Using screen locking
      1m 42s
  4. 9m 4s
    1. Restoring deleted items
      2m 1s
    2. Reviewing icon enhancements
      3m 49s
    3. Adjusting Spotlight view options
      2m 7s
    4. Using the better drive ejection feature
      1m 7s
  5. 6m 11s
    1. Using scrollable stacks
      1m 51s
    2. Activating Exposé
      2m 51s
    3. Minimizing into application icon
      1m 29s
  6. 9m 50s
    1. Storing top sites
      4m 19s
    2. Searching through your history
      2m 21s
    3. Using full page zoom
      1m 33s
    4. Using Google Suggest
      1m 37s
  7. 20m 20s
    1. Reviewing the new interface
      3m 3s
    2. Using quick video and audio capture
      1m 49s
    3. Setting up screen recording
      3m 37s
    4. Using quick trimming
      1m 46s
    5. Sharing movies
      8m 4s
    6. A word about QuickTime 7
      2m 1s
  8. 7m 14s
    1. Viewing contact sheets
      1m 44s
    2. Using intelligent text selection
      1m 11s
    3. Working with the Annotations toolbar
      1m 13s
    4. Opening multiple documents
      1m 8s
    5. Importing from a scanner
      1m 58s
  9. 7m 48s
    1. General improvements
      58s
    2. Using the flight data detector
      2m 16s
    3. Reviewing the sidebar improvements
      50s
    4. Working with Exchange support
      3m 44s
  10. 4m 41s
    1. Syncing with Google and Yahoo
      3m 4s
    2. Viewing and editing events
      1m 37s
  11. 7m 3s
    1. General improvements
      1m 11s
    2. Displaying past conversations
      2m 13s
    3. Marking and clearing transcripts
      1m 28s
    4. Using multiple status settings
      52s
    5. Working with Quick Look integration
      1m 19s
  12. 14s
    1. Goodbye
      14s

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