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

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How do I export the history of Skype?

Is it possible to export Skype v4 chat history into some readable plain-text format? (.txt, .xml, .html) Alternatively, is it possible to backup/restore skype chat history? (I wouldn't mind backup to ...
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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 ...
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Is there a command line interface for slack? [closed]

I am a user of slack https://slack.com/ I think the desktop client is useful, but sometimes I am working on servers. There is also a browser interface and android and iPhone Clients. My objective is ...
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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 ...
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How to play MP3 files into the microphone input

In a chat session, whenever I want the other person to hear a pre-recorded voice, I need to play it on my speakers and use my microphone to capture it. How can I play MP3 files into the microphone ...
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Can we have a linux terminal chat client for gmail?

Does a gmail terminal chat client exist or anyway one can write it?
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Is there a way to make a persistent IRC account that I can read missed / old messages with?

So, I'm new to IRC. I made a nickname with a password through nickserv on the channel that I usually participate in. What I want to know is if there's a way I can read messages that I've missed when ...
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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 ...
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Secure video chat program as an alternative to Skype [closed]

I'm looking for something similar to skype but basically just for me to video chat with my girlfriend. Skype has been kind of buggy lately with its recent iterations and doesn't seem to be progressing ...
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Service or tool for storing all IM chat

I normally use different IM applications (Pidgin, Digsby, MSN etc.) on several computers. Is there some tool or web application for storing the chat logs online and that allows searching through them? ...
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How to message any user on your LAN?

I have admin access to all (read most) the machines on my LAN. However, I wanted all users to be able to coordinate with each other. How should I approach this problem? One solution which I can think ...
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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 ...
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Is there any Open Souce Office Chat Messenger? [closed]

I am looking for an open source instant chat messenger for Office purposes.
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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?
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Talk on multiple IRC channels at once?

I seem to remember, back in '91 or so, that the console-based IRCII implemention on the Solaris box that first got me on the net would let me /Join multiple channels on a given network such that, as ...
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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 ...
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LAN messenger for Windows with features like Google Talk [closed]

Currently we are using Google Talk as messenger at our work place. Now we are supposed to replace it with some LAN based messenger. It should have at least following features chatting ( if logs are ...
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Video chat software for Ubuntu

Is there any video/audio chat program available for Ubuntu 9.4 apart from Skype ?
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Microsoft Office Communicator (MOC) chat history?

How can I access Microsoft Office Communicator chat history? It looks like the only built-in way to do this is to use Microsoft Exchange server -- is there any other way to do this?
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Merge two Skype chat archives

I have two computers – both of them are Windows XP SP3 32-bit and running the same version of Skype and login with the same account. How can I merge the chat histories of these two accounts into one ...
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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 ...
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Alternate Client for Cisco Unified Personal Communicator protocol

At work we have an in-house chat system using CUPC. Does anyone else out there use this? There are a few things I do not like about this client: Where's the chat log? If I close the window, I have ...
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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 ...
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How to use Google Talk video chat on Redhat?

Is there some way? This page says its not possible 'normally'. Is there a workaround for this?
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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 ...
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Open source chat protocol that handles voice & video?

I'm looking for a chat protocol which: Has easy to use clients which will run on both Windows and Linux. Has a server which I can run myself on Linux (preferably easy to set up). Supports duplexed ...
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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 ...
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Small footprint chat app [closed]

When I run Digsby it takes up 140MB of memory. When I run MS-Messenger it takes 50MB of memory. Is there a multipurpose chat app which takes < 10MB Memory. This is a big pet peeve of mine.
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Lotus SameTime Chat History

How do I get to yesterday's SameTime chat? A guy sent me a URL yesterday via Lotus SameTime. I saved the chat. Today, I opened Lotus SameTime. I clicked on File → Open Chat History and this is all I ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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Is there any software to view hidden (invisible) online friends in Google Talk?

Is it possible to view the hidden (invisible) online friends in Google Talk? I heard that it is possible in Linux through the GtalX client software, but I don't know whether that information is ...
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Good Video chatting application

Skype eats too much CPU while video chatting (about 100%). I am not sure it's due to the camera driver or Skype. What is a light resource drain video chatting application, please? OS: Windows XP SP3. ...
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Why disabling chrome images turns off gmail chat?

I disabled automatic loading of images in chrome (via settings/content settings/Do not show any images). Then I refreshed my gmail(where I was available on gmail chat earlier) page. Now gmail chat ...
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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 ...
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Connect another jabber to Gmail chat

I have a jabber account except Gmail. Is there any way to connect it to Gmail chat?
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Are there any third party Skype chat log viewers for the mac?

According to this question, Skype's chat history viewer is limited - it won't show chats for users no longer in your contact list, cannot allow for search, and generally is not as useful when you're, ...
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How to get Facebook-Feeds in Trillian without connecting to Facebook-Chat?

I installed the trial of Trillian 5.0 Build 22 (I don't know if the version 4 Astra is any different). I successfully added my Facebook account so I can see my facebook news on Trillian and works ...
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Hidden Features of Gtalk [closed]

I like gtalk as chat client , it's fast, it works. <3 - Type this we can Heart Symbol What other gtalk tips have you got?
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Simple Local Network Chat Program

I'm looking for a chat program that I can run on my corporate workstation that does not need to go outside of the firewall to operate. All communication should be limited to the same subnet ideally ...
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Audio and video chat in Google talk

I use Google talk for chatting with other gmail users. Is there a way tha I can use audio and video in Google talk as well so that they can see my picture and hear my voice?
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Store Google Chat History

I don't use Google Talk. When I am checking my mails in GMail, I use the built-in chat mechanism. I want to store the chat history. Is there any way to record the history in the background while I am ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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?)
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Pidgin will not receive files

Anytime someone tries to send me files over YIM or AIM when I am using Pidgin 2.7.5 on Arch Linux, it fails mid-transfer, telling me that they cancelled, and telling them that I cancelled. The same ...
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Can the network admin see my chat message?

When I use yahoo web messenger or google hangout in my internet browswer, I can see that the communication happens using HTTPS protocol, which means that the data is encrypted using SSL certificate. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...