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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 ...
Better Gmail 2 Firefox extension includes a "Hide Chat" feature, which happens to be this script: http://userstyles.org/styles/7897
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.
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/
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.
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
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
If the site is down (or down for routine maintenance) and Aardvark isn't going to allow you download your data then I would guess one way, albeit laborious, would be to trawl through the cached results from Google. I have presumed you have used the same name as you have used here. Enter the search term site:vark.com barrycarter Hover over the double ...
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 ...
I found a clever hack based on one of the idiosyncracies of Gmail contacts. In Gmail addresses, the dot character is insignificant. Therefore firstname.lastname@example.org is equivalent to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com etc. Now suppose you want to block Mr Orwell, then this is what you need to do: Delete his contact. ...
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: ...
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 ...
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 ...
There's a list here: http://alternativeto.net/software/campfire/ That might be useful. Echowaves might fit the bill (open source) Hope this helps.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Have you tried HipChat ? Selection from the features page : desktop and web applications free native apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android with push notifications for imporatant messages. send and receive 1-1 chat messages on any phone via SMS. get Bob's attention by using @Bob in a message. Customize mention notifications to be sent in the ...
The software used for Stack Exchange chat is developed by the team themselves. I'm not 100% sure what technologies it uses, but given that the rest of the network is written in ASP.NET MVC it will be .NET based but there will be a lot of AJAX going on as well. So there are two things that need to be in place for you to be able to use it: Your site needs ...
The best way of doing this is through add-ons or extensions. Take a look at Better Gmail 2 for firefox or Better Gmail for Chrome. These allow you to hide the chat and invite a friend blocks completely. They also can remove some other elements, and tweak some other ui elements as well.
I'm pretty sure it's not possible to do it using the native Gmail client. You could achieve this using a third party client like Adium (on Mac) or Pidgin (on Mac or Windows). There is also this tutorial that explains how to import your contacts via PSI messenger, but I find it rather cumbersome.
Hover over the name of the person in the chat list, and the contact info box pops up. Click on the “Video & more” button, and select “Never show” under “Show in chat list”. That will remove the person from the chat list, but you can still chat with him/her by going to the Contacts section.
If by "without them noticing" you mean that they are not notified, then you can go ahead and unfriend them. They will not be alerted in any way that you unfriended them. But if you meant that you want them to see you as one of their friends still, then you can use friend lists to hide or show exactly what you want to specific groups of people. Here is a ...
Opening the "Preview" (Chat icon in the top bar) does not trigger the read receipt, neither does going to facebook.com/messages/. But opening the conversation (facebook.com/messages/?action=read&tid=id.123456789) by clicking on the message or opening the chat window sets the "seen" flag and Person A will see it although B is offline. Source: Just tested ...
I highly recommend the Minimalist Gmail extension if you are using Chrome. The amount of customization available is really useful to craft the perfect interface for Gmail. I use it to turn off chat, invite, the toolbar on the footer, and many other tweaks. Update The next generation of the minimalist tools by Ansel Santosa is now in beta, called ...
I use Adblock Plus with Adblock Plus: Element Hiding Helper to get rid of the chat box and other Gmail's UI elements I don't need. However, this 2nd extension is only a companion extension meant to make creating element hiding rules easier, you don't have to install it. Just add the following filter rule in Adblock's preferences: mail.google.com##DIV.nH.s ...
Hey Update! I recently noticed that selecting text, then scrolling does not deselect your text anymore! (at least when using the Google Chrome browser, haven't tested others) This makes it possible now to highlight some text, scroll up/down, shift + select to highlight all the text in between. Then copy works with either Ctrl+C or right click! I think ...
You mentioned this is not ideal, but with a few additional tricks it is not so bad: Hover over contact in list Video & More Recent Conversations Highlight portion you want to forward(With the "Quote selected text" Labs feature) Forward Button Add Recipients Send
Google chat is XMPP. Facebook provides an XMPP interface. Any 3rd party chat client supporting XMPP (Trillian, Empathy, Pidgin, etc.) will support both of these but there is no way to use FB chat inside gmail itself. Amendment Perhaps one could write a greasemonkey script to do what you want but that would be the only way.
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