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1. The icons in the taskbar, on the tab sheets and on the buttons of toolbar are not shown.
2. Users from other work groups or domains are not shown in the users list but names of these groups or domains are added in the list of the work groups and domains.
1. Will chat work with users that are connected to our network using Diap-Up?
4. What do you use for developing chat? What network protocol does chat use? What port does chat use?
5. How to close opened private chat or line without closing chat?
6. How to delete own message from message board?
7. How to clear message board?
8. Where can I find list or supported smile symbols?
9. Why does chat on Windows 98 takes 100% of processor time?
10. Why instead of my language native charaters I see Russian or other characters?
11. What does checks before user names mean?
12. How can I send MASS private message?

1. The icons in the taskbar, on the tab sheets and on the buttons of toolbar are not shown?

The reason of this is old version of ComCtl32.dll, that doesn't support some possibilities that chat uses. The Windows 95 contains this old version but if you installed IE 4.0+ all should be OK and icons will be shown.

You can fix this problem using update from Microsoft.

Version 4.01 chat.ru ftp://ichat.bigisland.com

Version 5.0 chat.ru ftp://ichat.bigisland.com

I don't remember the URL on Microsoft web site.

This is not last update but chat will work right with it. For the latest version visit Microsoft web site.

2. Users from other work groups or domains are not shown in the users list but names of these groups or domains are added in the list of the work groups and domains.

This problem is appeared when these work groups or domains are in another subnet and these subnets are connected through the UNIX. Chat works without any problems when Novell is used for such purposes.

I know only one solution of this problem. To solve it you have to add IP addresses of the computers from the other work groups or domains to the list of the works groups and domains.

This is not a good solution but chat will work.

3. Will chat work with users that are connected to our network using Diap-Up?

Sometimes it works without any problems but sometimes it's necessary to add IP address of the connected computer to the list or work groups and domains.

4. What do you use for developing chat? What network protocol does chat use? What port does chat use?

I Use Borland Delphi.

For sending message I use Windows MailSlots. They use all installed protocols that are connected to the Microsoft Network Client.

So I don't really know what protocols it use.

Using Windows MailSlots work such tools like Windows 9x WinPopup and Windows NT/2000 net send commands. But additionally they use something else. If somebody knows what do they use it will be very good if you can this information to me.

5. How to close opened private chat or line without closing chat?

You can close them using hot key Alt+T when page of opened private chat or line is active or from the popup menu for the window that displays messages using item Close.

6. How to delete own message from message board?

You can use one of these ways:
1. Send empty message from the message board page.
2. Open options dialog and delete message from the Messages page.

7. How to clear message board?

Each user can put message on the message board. Message will be displayed until user will not delete it.

8. Where can I find list or supported smile symbols?

You can find it in the help file in topic Options/General options.

9. Why does chat on Windows 98 takes 100% of processor time?

In waiting message state chat doesn't take any processor time. Standart Windows 98 system monitor works not right. For checking processor time I use WinTop or TaskInfo 2000. In these tools it's possible to see processor time of each process thread. Using these tools you can see that in waiting message state chat doesn't take any processor time.

WinTop http://vn-alex.chat.ru

TaskInfo2000 HomePage

10. Why instead of my language native charaters I see Russian or other characters?

Set necessary language in fonts options. Default setting for fonts can be not right for your language.

11. What does checks before user names mean?

These checks are used for one of ways for sending private messages. You can check necessary users, type message and press Alt+Enter. You message will be sent to selected users like a private message.

12. How can I send MASS private message?

MASS private message is private message that were sent to more then one user. It's possible to use two ways to do this. One way in described in answer for previous question. Another way is to use /msg command.


/msg "user1;user2;user3;..." message


/msg * message also works. Message will be sent to all users.





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