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Old 08-17-2003, 08:03 PM   #1
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Cool Gaim offline messages


Greetings from the Uber-Newbie

Well, I'm all set to use gaim for my yahoo messenger needs, but I read somewhere in these forums that offline messages don't work...... is there anyway this can be rectified?

Thanks in advance,


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Old 08-17-2003, 11:04 PM   #2
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Nobody knows anything about this?
 
Old 08-17-2003, 11:10 PM   #3
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there are quite a bit of things gaim cant do yet.
its pretty much a 1-1 client for now (thats what i think).

its not a pretty thing when u try to invite people into chat. no support for file tranfer, no audio/video support ........

this is wht i saw last i looked at it - dont think much must have changed
 
Old 08-18-2003, 12:07 AM   #4
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hi there J_Bone,

I'm one of those many GAIM users and can't really complain about it. It definetely needs some improvements in several different aspects, however, as for messaging through the yahoo protocol I actually like it very much.

Voice support is not available (yet), same as video (webcam) and file transfer support. However, I am getting my offline messages as I'm supposed to and everything else seems to be working properly for me.

I'm currently using 0.66 - but since I just went to the site again (http://gaim.sourceforge.net) I realized that 0.67 just came out

you might wanna give it a try and just test it out to your liking. If you can live without voicechat, webcam convos and file transfer support for now, I'd recommend it to you without hesistating!

hope this helps
 
Old 08-18-2003, 12:21 AM   #5
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Thanks retiredsoldier

Yes, I can live without voice chat and web-cam chat, if I really need to I can quickly switch over to windows....

However, I was afraid that I would miss my offline messages, and that I might be unable to get them? Since they no longer let you keep your offline messages in Messenger .

I do have gaim operational, it does the trick

BTW, I was using it today, and I noticed that evertime someone IM'ed me it insisted on jumping up on my screen on top of whatever else I was doing. This is annoying if you are in the middle of something and keep getting interrupted. Do you know if there is a way to disable this, so I can check the IM's when I see fit?

Thanks again retiredsoldier
 
Old 08-18-2003, 12:29 AM   #6
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Glad I was able to help

I just went to check and see if there was such an option as I understand that it sometimes can be annoying to get disturbed with all kinds of messages:

First of all have you checked all PREFERENCES options?

There are features such as tabs that allow you to have all chats through "1 window" and that has tabs for you to switch between each person that you're talking to.

Now considering that this option is enabled and all, you should have a PLUGIN which is called SYSTEM TRAY ICON.

Unless you are not using blackbox/fluxbox or any of those windows managers, you should have a system tray.
Now if you go to

TOOLS
PREFERENCES
PLUGINS
> SYSTEM TRAY ICON
it allows you to enable an option called:
Hide new messages until tray icon is clicked

That way you will have to manually click on the icon before it shows you any messages that you've received. Maybe this will help you!

 
Old 08-18-2003, 12:31 AM   #7
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Now considering that this option is enabled and all, you should have a PLUGIN which is called SYSTEM TRAY ICON.

sorry, I meant I hope you have the TABS enabled and if this still causes problems (because I usually have my "chatwindow" up and don't get any extra windows popping up because of the TABS feature), then you can check out that System Tray Icon plugin which I was talking about.

Hope this is clear now
 
Old 08-18-2003, 12:33 AM   #8
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Thanks M8! I'm working at the moment but I'll look more into it when I get home
 
  


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