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There are a couple different ways to remove the chat feature from Gmail. As previously mentioned, simply click the "Turn off Chat" link in the footer of your Gmail inbox. Depending on the version of Gmail that you are using (as determined by Google), this MAY OR MAY NOT hide the chat window completely. You can also click the "older version" link in the ...


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Make a friend list of those you do not want to see you online by clicking on Create New List. You can then move those individuals to the list by clicking on Add to List. Click on Chat in the lower left corner. Then toggle the offline status (green toggle next to the list name) of that particular friend list.


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Better Gmail 2 Firefox extension includes a "Hide Chat" feature, which happens to be this script: http://userstyles.org/styles/7897


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Use is:chats. It will search for chat messages. Example: is:chat monkey — meaning any chat message including the word “monkey”. Here you can find a lot more advanced search options.


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The only ones I've found that don't totally suck, are ... http://campfirenow.com/ http://talkerapp.com/ http://www.hipchat.com/ edit: and now webapps very own chat! http://chat.webapps.stackexchange.com/


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Includes Video: tinychat.com Dead Simple: bloochat.com


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Chris Putnam is a software engineer at Facebook. Here is his blog and here is an interview with the guy. I don't know why he merited an easter-egg emoticon over other potential candidates. I'm not sure there has to be a reason. In 2006, Chris Putnam hacked Facebook, changing thousands of profiles to a MySpace style. He was then hired by Facebook.


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Mibbit has a clean UI, doesn't require any plugins and has an embed feature.


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Looks like the only way to do this is using a script of some kind (Greasemonkey or the like). Here are a few: http://userstyles.org/styles/15616 http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/45317


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Privacy Settings > Ads, Apps and Websites > Edit Settings How people bring your info to apps they use > Edit Settings ✓ If I'm online > Save Changes Facebook.com - Privacy settings


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I found a clever hack based on one of the idiosyncracies of Gmail contacts. In Gmail addresses, the dot character is insignificant. Therefore jacob.orwell@gmail.com is equivalent to jacoborwell@gmail.com, ja.cob.orwell@gmail.com, j.a.c.o.b.orwell@gmail.com etc. Now suppose you want to block Mr Orwell, then this is what you need to do: Delete his contact. ...


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Click on Chat Options -> Go Offline The next time you log in, it will remain offline.


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If you remove someone as a friend they will not be notified, but they may notice that their friend count went down and that you are no longer on their list of friends. To hide someone from Facebook chat, see http://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/1169/how-do-i-stop-someone-from-seeing-me-on-facebook-chat/1173#1173. To hide their updates from your News ...


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in:chat also works, for searching conversations with the label chat


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There's a list here: http://alternativeto.net/software/campfire/ That might be useful. Echowaves might fit the bill (open source) Hope this helps.


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Hmmm... not sure why you say: I can click the "turn off chat" link at the very bottom, but the "Chat" heading is still visible on the left. Is there any way to make it completely gone? On my Gmail, it does indeed go away completely when I click the "turn off chat" link at the bottom. I am attaching a composite of two screen-shots below. This ...


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It doesn't. How do I delete or look through my Chat History? Is it saved permanently? You can view recent conversation history by opening a chat window with your friend. At this time, you cannot view older conversations or conversations with friends who are not currently online. (emphasis added by me) From here: ...


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As stated already, Chris Putnam works for Facebook and no doubt put the :putnam: smiley in there as a little Easter Egg. I think the idea for the :putnam: smiley is to use it when mentioning an iconic figure or an extremely intelligent / successful person. This probably stems from how Chris Putnam got the job at Facebook. He hacked in to Facebook profile ...


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I don't think it's compatible with the Preview Pane feature. Even if you have them both enabled, the Preview Pane has precedence and it moves the chat list to the left side. You can disable the Preview Pane lab: Go to Mail settings -> Labs -> Search for Preview pane in the page -> Set it to Disable -> Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page. To enable ...


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No, they will not receive any notification about your action. The user will continue to see you in their list with the "Invited" status.


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From the Facebook Chat Support information... In Pidgin: Go to "Accounts" and select "Manage accounts". On the Basic tab, enter the following info: Protocol: XMPP Username: [Your Facebook short URL/number] Domain: chat.facebook.com Resource: Pidgin Password: [your Facebook password] Local alias: [Your name] Click the Advanced tab, then enter the ...


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If you see text 1/2/3 in a small red cloud in the Envelope icon(Notification) in the top-blue bar & you click that, and preview the message, Message will NOT be marked as read. To simplify, Until you actually Go to Messages, click that Specific Message and see it in FULL, no message will be marked as Read. Unread messages always have a faint blue ...


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Based on comments I know that you don't have any other devices connected (which is a big first thing to check if others have this problem in the future). And you have tried the 'traditional' turn off chat: This is not a duplicate of How can I log out of Facebook chat?. It says “Turn off chat” on that question's answer but I say “I turned off chat but ...


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The new Gmail has a button at the bottom which looks like a square speech bubble. If you click that, the chat window disappears.


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No, this is currently not possible. Google allows you to additionally sign on to AOL instant messenger, but not facebook chat. However, you can use a 3rd party app [Trillian for example] or web-based chat sites that integrate with both gtalk and facebook chat.


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You need to put a contact on your Ignore List first, otherwise they can still see you when you are online and send you a message, because your ID is still on their Messenger list. Here's what to do: Right click on their icon Scroll down to stealth settings Change them to appear permanently offline. Then click on messenger (top left on the messenger ...


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I have used the 3 preceding solutions, however I found that http://webchat.freenode.net/ seems to have the slickest (read:minimalist) interface and best feature set.


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Meebo supports all of your required protocols expect Skype. It has good support for group chat, I use it as my primary IM client and I'm very satisfied. There is no Chrome extension available as far as I know, but with the new 'instalable webapp' feature of chrome, I have it permanently open in one of those smaller tabs. Perfect! I haven't been able to ...


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Enable "Navbar drag and drop" in Settings → Labs and then just drag and drop.



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