CONFIGURING THE COMMUNITY SERVICES


Allowing users to control the default screen location and size of chat windows
When a Sametime server is in its default state, end users cannot control the default screen location or screen size of chat windows. For example, when a Sametime Connect user initiates a chat session with another user, the chat window always pops up immediately to the left of the Sametime Connect window.

The administrator can configure a Sametime server so that users can determine the screen location and size that a chat window will have when the window first pops up on the user's screen.

Note This configuration must be performed on a user's "home" Sametime server for the user to have access to this feature. For more information about the home Sametime server, see Community Services connectivity and the home Sametime server.

When the administrator has configured a user's home Sametime server in this way, the end user can perform the following actions to control the default screen location and size of chat windows:

1. An end user initiates a chat session with another user from the Sametime Connect client. The chat window pops up immediately to the left of the Sametime Connect client.

2. The end user moves the chat window to the upper-left corner of the screen (or any other desired screen location) and resizes the chat window.

3. The end user selects the "Set dialog as default" item from the "Options" menu in the chat window.

After the user has performed these actions, the chat window will always pop up at the screen location and size that it has at the time the user selects the "Set dialog as default" menu item. The chat window pops up at this location and size any time the user initiates a chat session with another user or another user initiates a chat session with this user.

After the user sets a default screen location and size for the chat window, the user has the following options for controlling chat window behavior:


One-to-one chat windows and n-way chat windows

There are two different chat windows launched from Sametime clients: "one-to-one" chat windows and "n-way" chat windows. The default locations of these windows must be set separately.

A "one-to-one chat window" launches when one user engages one other user in a chat session. An "n-way chat window" launches when one user invites more than one other user to a chat session (an "n-way" chat session is any chat session consisting of three or more users).

A user must specify individual default locations for each of these chat windows. For example, if the user selects the "Set dialog as default" menu item while engaged in a one-to-one chat, this setting will only apply to the one-to-one chat window. The user must also select the "Set dialog as default" menu item while engaged in an n-way chat to set the default location of the n-way chat window. The default setting for the one-to-one chat window can be different than the default setting of the n-way chat window.

Note This feature does not control the default location and size of the Meeting Room client window that appears when a user starts an instant meeting from Sametime Connect. This feature applies only to chat windows.

Enabling users to select the default location and size of chat windows

To enable users to select the default location and size of chat windows, the administrator must add an ST_FIXED_CHAT_SUPPORTED setting to the [Client] section of the Sametime.ini file on the Sametime server.

To enable users to select the default location and size of chat windows:

1. Use a text editor to open the Sametime.ini file on the Sametime server. The Sametime.ini file is located in the Sametime installation directory.


2. The Sametime.ini file contains a [Client] section. At the bottom of the [Client] section, manually add the following setting by typing it into the Sametime.ini file:
3. Save and close the Sametime.ini file and restart the Sametime server.

After the administrator enables the feature and restarts the server, end users can use the "Set dialog as default" setting in the Sametime Connect client to set the default locations of chat windows.