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Instructions for DigiChat

Logging in: Enter your desired chat name and press the login button. If the name is reserved or currently in use, you will have to choose another.

Avatar and other options: Once login is complete you may press the Settings button to edit your name and choose an avatar. You may also change the font and text/background colors, alert sounds, and more.

Chatting: While in a chat room you will see the messages sent by other chatters scroll up the main part of the screen. To send messages to the rest of the room click into the text box below and start typing. Pressing the Send button or Enter on your keyboard will send the message to all chatters in the room.

Private messaging: You may private message somebody by highlighting their name on the users list and clicking the chat bubble icon (double-clicking their name also works as a shortcut). This will open a small conversation window which only you and the other chatter will see. If somebody private messages you, their first message will show up highlighted on the screen with text prompting you to click the message. You may click this message to open the private conversation with this person.

Changing Rooms: You may move to another chat room by pressing the rooms tab to bring up the rooms list. Select the room you wish to enter and press the Enter button above the list to move there (double-clicking the room will also work as a shortcut).