Using voice chat channels
A ‘channel’ is a virtual union of users where each user can hear other users joined to the same channel. A user can be only be joined to one channel at a time and only hear users joined to the same channel, since receiving sound from two or more channels at once results in interference. All users automatically join the channel named “#general”.
The Voice Chat interface manages channels using two ‘user lists’, one in the upper part of the interface and one at the bottom (illustration).
Each user list contains a list of channels, and each channel a list of users.
A user list positioned in the upper part of the interface is the ‘active channel‘ and displays its users. A user list at the bottom of the interface is referred to as ‘other channels’ and contains channels that have not been joined at the moment.
Manage channels and users using context menus, the upper menu or the toolbar.
Public channels, Private channels and Conference channels are available. Channel type is indicated to the left of the channel name. If a channel is password protected, the ‘password’ icon will appear to the left of the channel type. The following table displays the icons for channel types and password protection:
|Channel password enabled|
Created using the Create channel command and enables multiple users to hear each other.
Created by issuing and accepting a private request and allows two users to speak privately.
Created using the Create channel command and allows users to speak in queued order. A user’s position in tha queue is shown in digits to the left of the user’s nickname. The operator of conference channel can give the microphone to a user.
The channel that is currently joined is displayed in the upper part of the window and is called the ‘active channel’.
Joining an existing channel
|To join an existing channel:
Creating a new channel
|To create a new channel:
Leaving a channel
When the last user leaves a channel, it is automatically destroyed.
|To leave a channel you have joined:
|To change the settings of the active channel: