HELP FILE

How to Chat in a Network

    This procedure must be executed on the client.

    Note: This functionality is not available on Linux.
    1. On the client, right-click on the network member that you want to chat with. You can also right-click on the name of the network to initiate a group chat with all members of the network. Select a network member or a network that you want to chat with.
    2. Click Chat for peer to peer chat or Open chat window for group chat. Select Peer > Chat to initiate a chat session with a single member, or select Network > Open chat window to chat with all network members.

      Result: The Chat window appears. The header of the window displays the name of the member or group with whom you chat.

    3. Use the lower pane of the window to write messages and press Enter Send to send them.

      Result: The other parties of the chat session either receive a notification on their system tray, next to the clock, or the Chat window opens automatically depending on the chat settings. See How to Change Chat Settings.

    Results: What else can I do during chat?

    During a chat session, right-click on the chat windowopen the context menu to access the following options:

    Menu item Description
    Upper pane
    Copy Copies a selected text from the Chat window to the clipboard.
    Clear chat history Clears the upper pane of the Chat window.
    Load chat history Loads a previous chat session with the selected member of group. To enable chat history, see How to Change the Advanced Interface Settings.
    Lower pane
    Paste Inserts text from the clipboard to the lower pane of the Chat window.
    Paste and send (Windows only) Inserts text from the clipboard and sends that text to the other parties of the chat session.
    Clear (Windows only) Clears the lower pane of the Chat window.
    Cut (Mac only) Copies text to the clipboard and removes it from the Chat.
    Copy (Mac only) Copies a selected text from the Chat window to the clipboard.
    Menu item Description
    Upper pane
    Copy Copies a selected text from the Chat window to the clipboard.
    Clear chat history Clears the upper pane of the Chat window.
    Lower pane
    Paste Inserts text from the clipboard to the lower pane of the Chat window.
    Paste and send (Windows only) Inserts text from the clipboard and sends that text to the other parties of the chat session.
    Clear (Windows only) Clears the lower pane of the Chat window.
    Article last updated: 27 September, 2022