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Slack is a freemium, cross-platform team collaboration tool. Slack's features include real-time messaging, archiving, search, channels for team conversations, private groups, and file sharing. Slack also provides a web version accessible from a web browser. Questions about the Slack web application are off topic and should be asked on webapps.stackexchange.com.

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Close slack entirely, not just the window

I am using slack on windows. Everytime I close the app, the window closes, but the application is still running - I can see it consuming lots of memory in task manager. I have to "end task" ...
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Hide Slack's new "Shortcuts" bar?

I work in two different slack workspaces, ... one has updated to the new UI, and one has not. I really do not like this new shortcuts bar in the new workspace, highlighted in the red box in the below ...
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How can I prevent app redirects when opening slack links and always open them in the browser?

I want this on Firefox, the answers I found are only for Chrome. When I open Slack links from Firefox, I get "You will be redirected in a few moments. Don’t have the app yet? Download Slack for ...
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How to change default time for scheduling messages in Slack?

I often use scheduled messages in Slack. The default is 9:00AM, but I always schedule them to 8:00AM. Is there a way to change the default so I don't have to use custom every time? I have installed it ...
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can I exclude a slack @channel messages from "unread messages" indicator

I'm using slack app on windows and the icon in the notification area shows a red dot to indicate when there are new messages which I find very useful. Unfortunately one of my workspaces has a channel ...
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Create a chrome bookmark to the Slack app

Is it possible to create a bookmark / hyperlink in chrome that will link to a specific channel or chat in Slack? I discovered that slack:// will open the slack app, but simply taking the web interface ...
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Is there a way to create a channel in a Slack workspace, where everyone who posts is anonymous by default?

I'd like to start a channel in a Slack workspace, where everyone who posts is anonymous by default. Does anyone know if this is possible? I know there are third-party apps like "Anonymous Bot&...
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Increasing duration of message notification popup in Slack

I'm using Slack desktop (on Debian Bullseye) and I found one feature very useful - message popups on receiving a message. However, they only show for under a second and then disappear, which is ...
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Slack: how to limit the multiple "notifications per second" rate from an active chat? [closed]

I want to avoid getting a ding for every single message that is entered in a new group chat where everyone is typing at once. It should be illegal for Slack to send you a ding more often than once a ...
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Fit 2 A5 pdf into ONE PAGE A4 Landscape

I have been working on Linux Slackware for several years and programming in bash for routine things. My problem is printing books in sewn booklets of 4 sheets. With a bash script I order the 16 pages ...
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Slack opening when receiving notifications

How do I prevent Slack from opening up when I receive a notification when it is minimized to the task bar? Every time a new notification comes in from any channel I am in, Slack comes out of the ...
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How to open a Slack huddle directly from the command line?

I would like to join a daily Slack Huddle meeting from crontab. How should I call slack? The URL obtained via Copy huddle link (starting with "https://app.slack.com/huddle/..."), that works ...
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How to combine multiple queries in Slack?

In Slack, is it possible in a single query to get: all messages from John with the word car in it; all messages from Jane with the word boat in it. The results should be combined and chronologically ...
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Chrome stream sound reduced when a notification is received

If I'm watching a YouTube video or i'm in a Microsoft Teams call via Chrome, then I receive a slack message, the volume on my youtube stream/Teams audio is reduced presumably to play the sound. ...
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Does Slack consume more local storage when I have lots of muted channels?

In order to avoid joining and leaving channels that I only need for a short time, but regularly, I have many Slack channels filed away into groups. Does this make Slack pre-load content in all those ...
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In Slack can we toggle message preview when using markdown formatting?

This question assumes the option Preferences > Advanced > Format messages with markup is checked. It hides the WYSIWYG controls and allows the user to compose Markdown without auto-formatting. I ...
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Slack randomly completely makes computer freeze / crash

I don't know if it's the right place to ask this, don't hesitate to tell me if this isn't the case Starting from today, Slack randomly crashes and freezes my computer, forcing me to force reboot. I ...
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Slack app crashes Ubuntu desktop

I am using the Slack app on Ubuntu 22.04. I find that if I right click and paste the app stops running immediately. Otherwise, at random times I lose all USB input and the screen goes black for about ...
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A Slack message was sent out during the time when Eventviewer logs show the computer was on sleep mode. Is it possible?

Could anyone please advise me? Using my computer, a Slack message was sent out at the time stamped during the time when Event viewer logs show the computer was on sleep mode. Is it possible? If it ...
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How to open a link to a message in Mattermost when the default browser insists in opening the web app?

I use the messaging app Mattermost for work on my Linux machine. It's common to refer to specific messages using links, which are like URLs and can be opened by a browser. Depending on the browser and ...
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How to create a custom shortcut on Slack?

I'd like to be able to use a character to stand-in for typing a long URL in Slack. Instead of https://www.thisiswaytoolongtotypeeachtime.com/ID/123456 I'd like to be able to do ^123456 or an ...
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How to permanently set the timestamp to the exact message time (instead of elapsed time)

After some number of hours the message timestamps are changed to elapsed time. I do really need the actual local time of the messages. How can this be adjusted?
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How to un-mirror the camera in Slack?

When checking my camera settings in Slack, I noticed that it was mirroring the camera. Is there any way to get it to show the un-mirrored image instead? Other similar applications (e.g., Webex, ...
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Merge multiple Slack JSON files

I have recently exported a very large Slack backup which consists of daily JSON files for each channel within the server. I have a process to manually transfer this information across to Discord but ...
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How to search for where someone else was mentioned on Slack?

Suppose another Slack account is @John Doe. Is it possible to search a Slack workspace for instances where John Doe was @-mentioned? I've noticed that searching "John Doe" or "@John Doe&...
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Unable to remove snap package "slack"

Slack stopped working so I decided to remove it with snap and then install it again. Removing failed, after trying a few times I now get the following output: $ sudo snap remove slack error: cannot ...
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Audio & Video of Local Computer to a RDC PC

I have my Laptop A in City Toronto that I would like to Remote Desktop Connection into PC B in City Vancouver. I would like to use my Laptop A video & audio for PC B for meetings in Google Meet &...
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How can I update my Slack status in all of my workspaces?

I am currently active in 7 different Slack workspaces. Whenever I want my status to be changed (e.g., coming online in the morning, going out for lunch, going offline in the evening), I manually have ...
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Slack uses too much browser storage (two orders of magnitude more than the next website). Why, and how can I limit it?

I'm using slack in the browser. When looking at the application storage in firefox, I found that its storage requirements seem to be disproportionate compared to other websites: I'm wondering why it ...
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How can I change the monospace font in desktop Slack?

I know about the /slackfont command to change the general UI/message font; I would like a way to select a different font for code spans and blocks/snippets in the Slack desktop app (on Linux in my ...
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Thumbnails of posted Images are cropped but not scaled in Slack

When posting an image the thumbnail version displayed in Slack is a cropped not scaled version. For example, look at this this image When posted in Slack, the thumbnail image displayed in Slack ...
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Prevent/Block slacks default redirect to native app

Whenever I open slack links in my browser, by default, slack redirects the link to open in the native app. I DO NOT WANT THIS. My use case is: Slack link shared in a thread, or manually copied by ...
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Slack desktop is frequently terminating with no log entries

The Slack desktop application is terminating. Either it closes after some hours, and I cannot see it happening or it closes when trying to include a file from the local computer. I could not spot a ...
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Slack on MacOS: Keeping Sidebar open

Slack rolled out a new UX change recently that auto-hides the sidebar (at least on MacOS). Is there any way I can keep it open? I found this in preferences under "sidebar" but it is what to ...
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Slack no longer shows red dot when someone sent me message

I recently had to get a new computer (mac - not M1) and I installed slack, it used to be when someone had messaged me in slack that I would see a red dot on the icon down in the task bar but now I don'...
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Is there a way to export Slack conversation history?

A colleague has announced they are leaving the company in 2 weeks. A few weeks ago, another colleague left the company, and his Slack account immediately disappeared, and I could no longer see any of ...
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Is there a way to "rate limit" message notifications in slack?

By default slack sends a message when the user presses the enter key (this can be changed to send on Ctrl-Enter, but most people don't). So when someone is sending me something that they break into ...
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What does it mean Slack is active green dot but with a Z, and how to change it?

I am using the Slack app, and after I touched the computer (a Mac) today, the status changed to a green dot, meaning active, but with a "Z". What does it mean a green dot with a Z, as it ...
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How I get rid of exclamation mark near thread at slack? I cannot find the unsent message

I get exclamation mark near thread. The point is unsent message but I cannot find it. When I hover on exclamation mark I can get snippet of the unsent message, but when I search for it, I cannot find ...
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throttling bandwidth for a specific app

I only use slack in linux for chats and messages, not for calls. Yet, I see it eating my network bandwidth to a crazy level for past few days. It may be having something in the background or maybe it'...
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Slack - Add Custom Channel Group

I've joined an organization that uses Slack. As such, there are a lot of pre-existing channels. I'm currently learning how to use it properly. I would like to add a customization to a channel, but I ...
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"/call is not a valid command" despite it being suggested on slack help centre

This is what Slack suggests to diagnose issues with calls: Type /call --test into the search field at the top of the menu. I followed the instructions, clicked the lightning icon and then the "...
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How to migrate customer skype to microsoft teams?

I want to migrate customer skype accounts to teams. I want import contacts and messages. Google give answers for Skype for business but I dont find way to import messages. If it possible to copy data ...
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Mute all Slack channels except for some

I have a Slack workspace with almost 200 channels. I don't care for the vast majority of them but there are a few very important ones that I need to always be following. Currently, I see that I can ...
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Slack reminder - 1st Friday of every month

Please can someone advise if I am able to set a reminder for the first Friday of every month in Slack without having to add a date so for example:- /remind #channel It's time for another Monthly Board ...
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Can I use an asterisk to make a bullet point in a Slack message?

tl;dr Can I use Markdown's asterisk symbol (*) to make a bullet point list in Slack? Slack's documentation says that yes. But it is the only source where I found this. And this simply isn't working in ...
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Multiple Slack Account

Is it possible to run more than one slack account on the desktop app? I mean, I am currently working for different clients but in one I am using an email account they provided and, with the rest, I am ...
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Slack Desktop app does not log in after browser code entered

Slack slack-standalone-4.12.0.0.msi . When you open the Slack Desktop app, it shows you a green "Login" button. When you press that button, Slack opens the default web browser and takes you ...
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Remote controlled screenshare

I search for an extension to Slack that both can share my screen and let a user control my desktop with a mouse or keyboard. So far I only found screen sharing applications
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How to kill an application in one go when there are multiple instances

At the moment, Slack has hung for me. Some times it's Chrome, sometimes another app. Right clicking the icon in the task bar and choosing close does not close the application I want to kill it in Task ...
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