Real-time Messaging. Services, and protocols such as ICQ, Yahoo Messenger, and MSN Messenger.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
1answer
947 views

HuBot with HipChat: connecting, listening but not talking

I am try to configure HuBot to work with HipChat. My HuBot appears to be connecting and listening correctly, however is not responding to anything. I would appreciate any thoughts on what the problem ...
0
votes
0answers
778 views

How do I invite people to a chat room in Thunderbird?

Following instructions from this SuperUser post: Chat room in Thunderbird with Google Chat I created a chat room in Thunderbird using my Google Talk account. How can I invite people to this chat ...
2
votes
0answers
279 views

Why can't I add a chat account in Thunderbird 17.0.4 ESR?

I can go through the whole process of adding a chat account without a problem (Edit -> Account Settings -> Account Actions -> Add Chat Account... &c., &c.); however, when I click "Finish" at ...
2
votes
1answer
323 views

ncat only works in certain scenarios

I tried using ncat (a “much-improved reimplementation of netcat”) to chat with a friend (and ultimately want to send a large file, but I know I can get that working once I get chat to work). We both ...
1
vote
1answer
911 views

Skype: How to make it text chat only?

I would like that my Skype contacts can contact me over text chat only. Is that possible? If so - how to set that up? Thank you.
0
votes
1answer
498 views

Cisco WebEx gives fatal error on launch

When I open Jabber, I get the messages: 'Fatal error occurred please contact Cisco WebEx Customer support' 'Can't load wbxOIEx.exe. Please check if the executable is installed in your directory.' I ...
0
votes
0answers
183 views

office 365 chat service in Ubuntu

In my organization, people use Microsoft Office 365 for mail service. In Windows system they can setup a chat client with Office 365 and use the instant message service. I'm using Ubuntu and when I ...
-1
votes
2answers
1k views

Changes to talk/ytalk or alternative chat in the Linux terminal [closed]

While looking for a piece of software that provides chat between 2 Linux server users logged in the terminal, I tried talk/ytalk. Unfortuntaley it provides chat between users on separate walls (each ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

What is the desktop plugin for lotus same time chat agent?

I have Lotus Notes and SameTime chat installed. I have heard that there is a desktop SameTime chat plug-in, which when installed, will enable me to open up the same time chat, without first opening ...
5
votes
2answers
4k views

Thunderbird 15 Chat Notification even if my window in minimized

This is my first post on SU. My Question is related to thunderbird 15.0.1 I configured the chat accounts which is a great feature, I was wondering whether I could configure or install any add-on if ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Skype chat archive - permanently delete

I would like to ask if it's possible to delete permanently the Skype chat archive, and if it is possible, then how should I do it? The Conversations -> Clear recent... menu option clears only the ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

How to resume XMPP groupchat window in Irssi (using bitlbee)?

I use Bitlbee to chat in XMPP-networks within my IRC-client Irssi. This works great so far, and recently I started using XMPP Multi User Chats as an alternative to IRC-channels. I set up a channel ...
7
votes
2answers
4k views

Thunderbird, chat extension, what about notification

As you may have noticed, Thunderbird's new version has now a built-in feature that allows you to use it as a chat client. For example, Google talk. So I initiated my own account. The problem is that ...
2
votes
2answers
5k views

Command line jabber chat clients for windows?

I only use Google Talk, and was wondering if there were any jabber command line clients for windows? I prefer command-line as I use it a lot on a day to day basis, and it seems much easier. The client ...
1
vote
1answer
72 views

Character-by-character chat client?

I read about the talk command on linux, and how it lets you chat character-by-character rather then line-by-line like most chat clients or IRC. Does anybody know where I might find a webapp or a chat ...
3
votes
0answers
1k views

Issue with Gmail chat in google chrome [closed]

I am having issues with my Gmail chat window in Google Chrome. The chat window is not appearing fully. Please see the attached image. Is there any way to fix this. Even when my Google Chrome window ...
0
votes
1answer
168 views

Why doesn't Join a Conference show up under my Gmail account in Trillian?

I read that Trillian supports the XMPP Conference feature and there is supposed to be a "Join a Conference" option when I click my account icon. But when I click my Gmail icon, I don't see it. I ...
0
votes
1answer
9k views

How can i make the minimum Skype window size smaller?

So in Skype you can either choose compact view or standard view. I like the compact because it enables me to have several chat windows open at the same time. Problem is the default minimum window ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Peer-to-peer video chat application?

I use Skype to video chat with my parents, but Skype video quality is very poor on my network. However, connecting directly to the other person's webcam works great. I am looking for a P2P video chat ...
1
vote
1answer
212 views

Facebook on Jabber

I am using a XMPP client to connect to facebook (Apple Messages), and I find that not all messages make it to my client. Many get lost on the way. Am I the only one with this experience? Is there a ...
2
votes
1answer
8k views

Integrate Lync with iChat

I am using MS Lync and I was wondering if it is possible to setup an Account in iChat (or Messages in the future) for Lync?
3
votes
2answers
53k views

Where is my Yahoo! Messenger 11 chat history stored? How can I search through it?

I need to search for a string of text in my Yahoo! Messenger 11 chat history. When I view the history using Yahoo! Messenger, all I can do I cycle through past conversations one by one. I remember ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Unable to connect to Facebook Chat Via Python, using xmpppy library

I am trying to write a script in python to connect to facebook chat. I am just not able to. Here is the code: import xmpp FACEBOOK_ID = "firesofmay@chat.facebook.com" PASS = "password" ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Getting chat history in AIM on Mac

I need to search through my previous messages or chat conversations I have had with my friends. I need something like what Gmail gives you, i.e. automatically save all the chats. Is there a way to ...
0
votes
0answers
164 views

Facebook chat client for mac with block friends option

IS there any desktop Facebook chat client for OS X Lion where one can block certain users? This can probably done through the web but I want to block everybody by default and then unblock only ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

Completely open-source and encrypted text, audio, and video chat software [closed]

Isn't there any open-source software out there that does text, audio and video chat, in a completely secure way? Something that I can just start using "out of the box" without any pain? The reason I ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Multi user LAN chat for Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server

couple of users are using one Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server via RDP. We need a LAN chat program. Can you suggest us? We used VyPress Chat before we moved to RDP. But it doesn't support multi ...
0
votes
1answer
296 views

My email doesn't show me new invitation?

I have hotmail account that I used since a long time, recently I noticed that when any one try to add me in MSN Messenger I can't see his invitation. I have to add him my self to start talk with! Any ...
1
vote
1answer
976 views

How can I chat without microphone?

HOw can I do this on my laptop? I've an Acer Extensa 4620. I want to know the settings for both Windows XP and Windows 7.
0
votes
1answer
78 views

Stop Live Messenger From Syncing Window Status Between Computers

Okay, so a minor annoyance has started to become a really bad annoyance lately. If I have WLM (v 15.4 right now) open on multiple computers (or on my phone, through Trillian), and close a conversation ...
1
vote
1answer
472 views

Corporate authenticated, timestamped, logged, persistent multi-user chat (IRC?)

My company compliance department requires all online communication to be controlled and logged with timestamps. Control includes user authentication and channel control. Additionally, persistent ...
16
votes
1answer
4k views

Save Chat Room in Contact List in Pidgin

I use several chat rooms regularly with Pidgin. Every time I want to join them, I need to pop-up the "Join Chat" dialog, select the right account, and enter the chat room name. Sometimes, the some ...
1
vote
1answer
538 views

Any GUI SILC client for Mac OS X that works?

We use SILC for secure IRC-like communications in the office; Pidgin works pretty well for this on Windows and Linux, but I can't seem to find a Mac client that works, other than the text-based one ...
4
votes
1answer
17k views

Chatting on LAN using Command prompt

Is there a way to chat between two computers on same LAN using the command prompt in windows, If so, how to do that?
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Alternative to tinychat?

I really hate the tinychat interface. I'm looking for a product that provides an: XMPP/IRC gateway (to text chat obviously) No external registration required (as in Google/Aim/Yahoo account ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Small utility to use a LAN chat in my WiFi connection using Windows 7

My brother is in the next hotel room and no wifi is here... For fun we'd like to use ad hoc wifi connection and a small utility to do a little chat... Is it possible? Do you have any utility ...
1
vote
4answers
1k views

Adium: Show Invisible, but online, contacts in buddy list?

Is there a setting, plugin or extra that will make my Adium contact list include users who are online but set to "invisible"?
0
votes
2answers
539 views

What is maximum count of friends on GoogleTalk friend list?

I am developing a client for GoogleTalk server and need to know maximum count of friends Google allows a user to add to his/her friend list.
1
vote
0answers
870 views

Cross-platform video chat via XMPP

I've seen some questions like this one about video chat on non-Windows platforms. I'm specifically wondering about this in a corporate environment, using an internal server rather than one on the ...
0
votes
1answer
797 views

How does Google Chat SMS Actually Work?

Moving to Google cloud life & just started using SMS feature in Google Chat, but I'm troubled by how it "seems" to work and can't find a straight answer. The chat history details shows ...
9
votes
2answers
3k views

Make notifications of Skype messages more attention-grabbing

We use Skype chat at work. I'm finding that I don't notice when people send a message to me. The only notification is a tiny little bouncing bubble in the tray. I have three monitors, and the tray is ...
1
vote
1answer
293 views

Set up “internal” chat client for home use?

Are there any programs that can be used to chat between Windows and Mac OS machines without a central server? Perhaps something like Pidgin exists that can be configured for this? I'd like to set ...
4
votes
3answers
571 views

A text/audio/video chat client that can connect to an IP directly?

Is there any chat client that would just let you connect to someone's computer directly? (provided they're also running the same client). I'm in a place where I can connect to their ip directly, but ...
1
vote
1answer
103 views

is there a way to text message from your desktop, BUT have it sync with your iphone?

I want to send SMS messages via any Mac desktop application, however, I want to have the chat history in my SMS hisotry on my iPhone 4. Is this possible??
4
votes
4answers
4k views

Is there any Open Souce Office Chat Messenger? [closed]

I am looking for an open source instant chat messenger for Office purposes.
2
votes
2answers
488 views

Connect another jabber to Gmail chat

I have a jabber account except Gmail. Is there any way to connect it to Gmail chat?
1
vote
1answer
993 views

How do I manage my Skype chat and call history?

Is there a way to selectively remove some of the historic messages and calls? I'm looking to keep the history of my business calls and chat messages, but clear the private ones.
0
votes
1answer
173 views

Opera irc chat disconnecting

How do I make sure I don't get disconnected from a chat room? I'm using Opera.
1
vote
0answers
89 views

Simple visual/virtual presence chat client

I'm looking for a strongly visual but still simple alternative to text-based chat. The important feature I'm looking for is a friendly visual representation of user state/emotion ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Ubuntu 10.10 - video and voice chat software

Is there any software that supports voice/video chat for Yahoo or MSN accounts in Ubuntu 10.10 (something like Yahoo Messenger or MSN Messenger in Windows?)