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Gmail Chat Popups Gone  (View post)

Ben [PersonRank 0]

Saturday, February 18, 2006
14 years ago

Oh, thank the Heavens!

Lalex [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Thanks! It's cool news!

orli yakuel [PersonRank 8]

14 years ago #

great news!!!!!
i was about to die from that..

Kris [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Chat now works over https through gmail too!

orli yakuel [PersonRank 8]

14 years ago #

it's really bother that there is no possibility of away and invisible!
why do i have to be online or busy all the time? what if i'm at work and can't talk to everybody?
it's just anooying.

didaio [PersonRank 2]

14 years ago #

orli, you can use "Gmail view: standard without chat". Another way, you can use "Busy" status or choice "Sign out of chat" from status menu.

didaio [PersonRank 2]

14 years ago #

Popups gone only from mail list, but showed if hover in Quick Contacts.

orli yakuel [PersonRank 8]

14 years ago #

yeah. i know that but what's the use?
let say i want to stay online and be away?
this one i can't understand why google don't provid with.
and what about some sound? (i agree that should be a choice)

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Great news :)

Ken [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

I guess I'm the only one that found them useful.
I didn't use them for the chat button, but I liked having quick access to the "Contact details" & "Recent conversations" links.
I'll miss them. Google should make them an option in the settings.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I think they should find a better way to integrate them, and in the meantime it's good that they're gone. For example, a small chat icon next to the name when you open the email could be nice – it would trigger the popup on click (not on hover).

/pd [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

popup on click is the way to go.. better UI

CJ Millisock [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Agreed. Popup on click is the way to go.

Bratsche [PersonRank 2]

14 years ago #

It also would be nice if there was some bigger notification when someone starts a chat. Right now, it just blinks orange, and then shows up in the page title. Maybe a beep...?

/pd [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Is anyone expereince a security alert window pop up during chatting at times ??

SamD [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

/pd, no I havent.

I think the notification when someone chats to you is fairly good. You get to see it on the tab/window title if you are not looking at your inbox at that time in the form:

"John Smith says..."

One issue I have notice is no notification at all for when you have the window popped out. That would be nice.

sarahintampa_dot_com [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:)

lexis [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

does anyone know what an orange ball with white clock-handles means??? its next to one of the names on my contact list, and it looks like it could be an "away" sign, except i dont have that option on my own list of "set your status" ...

Splasho [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Lexis, in my experience it shows that someone with Google Talk is away, meaning it has auto detected that they haven't done much one their computer recently.

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