Modify Messages’ Look and Feel – Mac Kung Fu, 2nd Edition

Tip 59Modify Messages’ Look and Feel

By right-clicking the message bubbles within Messages (ensuring you don’t right-click any text) or selecting ViewMessages, you can select a different look and feel for conversations. You can select to have “boxy” messages, for example, or “compact” and can also select to show people’s names in addition to (or in place of) their picture. Experiment to see which works best for you!

Fonts and colors can be changed on the Messages tab of the Preferences dialog box (click the application menuPreferences, or hit Command+, [comma]).