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Offline samsami

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Problems with chatting
« on: November 18, 2009, 09:18:06 AM »
When I chat I obviously use Kibitz (bottom left) and that usually works fine.

But when some (not all) opponents talk to me, a wiindow pops up (right over the board, of course) with their message. Why is that?

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Problems with chatting
« on: November 18, 2009, 09:18:06 AM »

Offline diane

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Re: Problems with chatting
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2009, 10:11:51 AM »
Because you are using 3Dfibs.  it is the single main reason that I stopped using that software.

It is the way the software works....It introduces new kibitzes by opening a new chat window over the top of whatever you are doing, regardless of how important it is.  If you are running a tourney, or playing a move, or playing a move in an important league or tourney match - whoosh...a big text box in your way - arghh!!

May I highly recommend javafibs  ;)

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Re: Problems with chatting
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2009, 06:21:31 PM »
I agree with diane that Javafibs is best, but on the other hand, a chat box popping up in front of you can keep you from perhaps not seeing an important chat (which has happened to my while acting as a Tournament Director).   ;)  For other reasons, I do not use 3Dfibs for directing tournaments.   :unhappy:

What I found helpful while using 3Dfibs was to move the box over so that it does not block your board when it pops up, thereby allowing you to see, but ignore, if you want, the chat box that pops up again and again.   :)

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Re: Problems with chatting
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2009, 07:29:33 PM »
There is no room to move the box over  ;)
However I still love 3DFiBs a lot, especially the way you can find saved games.

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Re: Problems with chatting
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2009, 07:29:33 PM »

Offline socksey

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Re: Problems with chatting
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2009, 03:37:13 PM »
There is no room to move the box over  ;)

Do you have a teeny tiny monitor?  I don't understand.   :dry:

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Re: Problems with chatting
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2009, 07:43:50 AM »
No not tiny  :)
But 3dFIBS fills so much of the screen that the chat box covers part of it.

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Re: Problems with chatting
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2009, 12:24:20 PM »
No not tiny  :)
But 3dFIBS fills so much of the screen that the chat box covers part of it.

You can move the chat box over so that just the edge of the chat box is on the board.   :yes:

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Re: Problems with chatting
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2009, 12:38:10 PM »
Thanks! I am using the original small board now and that helps a lot!

Would be nice if all the nice boards had small versions, though!

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Re: Problems with chatting
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2009, 12:38:10 PM »

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Re: Problems with chatting
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2009, 09:54:18 PM »
Most windows are resizeable, and the chat window in 3dfibs is one of them.
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