Changes between Version 4 and Version 5 of MobileFAQs


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Jan 14, 2009 6:48:47 PM (10 years ago)
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Rinoa
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Modifies to look like the Desktop Colloquy FAQ

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    1 Autocompletion 
     1= Frequently Asked Questions for Mobile Colloquy users = 
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    3 http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/38880/Colloquy%20FAQ%20Screenshots/Autocompletion%20smaller.png Possibly as the title? 
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    5 On a desktop IRC client you can usually press the Tab key to autocomplete a nickname when sending a message, which is really handy for directing a message at one person in particular in a channel (“Robert: Hey buddy!”). Since the iPhone lacks a Tab key, and because there are also common commands and emoticons you might to use, Colloquy has autocomplete. 
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    7 As you type, you’ll see suggestions that match what you’ve typed so far, which look like this: 
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    9 http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/38880/Colloquy%20FAQ%20Screenshots/Nougat.png 
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    11 The suggestions will only appear once you've typed two characters, and unlike the iPhone's own autocorrection, will be ignored unless you tap to insert them. Tapping the X button will stop any more suggestions for that word. However if you're not a fan, Autocompletion can be turned off entirely in Colloquy's preferences. 
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    13 '''Can I continue to receive messages or otherwise run Colloquy in the background?'''[[BR]] 
    14 - No. 
     5=== Can I continue to receive messages or otherwise run Colloquy in the background? === 
     6No. 
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    168Apple has not provided support for running any third party application in the background. Push notification (like Mail) has been announced but is also not yet available to third party applications. 
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    18 Keep in mind that even with push notification available in future versions of the iPhone OS, this may not be a possibility in Colloquy due to major changes required in software that is out of our control, i.e. on IRC servers. 
     10Keep in mind that even with push notification available in future versions for iPhone, this may not be a possibility in Colloquy due to major changes required in software that is out of our control, i.e. on IRC servers. 
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    20 '''That sucks! Is there any way to stay connected to IRC still?'''[[BR]] 
    21 The main way you can get past this limitation is to use something called a bouncer (bnc, proxy, et cetera), which will stay online for you on a different computer or server which you then connect to from Colloquy. This is a service that Colloquy does not provide, it is something that you will either have to set up yourself or purchase from a third party. 
     12=== How can I stay connected while doing other things? === 
     13The main way you can get past the limitation mentioned above is to use something called a bouncer (bnc, proxy, et cetera). A bouncer will stay online for you on a different computer or server which you then connect to from Colloquy. This is a service that Colloquy does not provide, it is something that you will either have to set up yourself or purchase from a third party. 
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    23 If you are looking for recommendations for bouncers, some people on the Colloquy team have successfully used znc and miau running on their personal servers. If you are looking for a bouncer hosted for you instead of having to run it on your own, you may want to check out ispeed telicom, xzibiton shells or (one other one). LINK PLS<<<--will be in the html version. 
    24 Please note that Colloquy is not related to these providers and cannot guarantee that they will work or continue to work in the future.  We also cannot provide any support for their services. 
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    26 '''What's Keyboard Selection, and how does it work?'''[[BR]] 
     15=== What is Keyboard Selection? === 
    2716While we figure most people will prefer to tap auto-completion suggestions to insert them, Colloquy also offers the option of inserting them using the keyboard. You can switch to Keyboard Selection in Colloquy's settings (Advanced Behaviour, Chat Completions). 
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    29 With keyboard selection, instead only being able to tap suggestions to insert them, you can also wait a second or so after a suggestion pops up (the send key will then read enter), tap space until the suggestion you want is highlighted, and finaly tap enter on the keyboard to insert it. Space will only select suggestions if you pause typing, otherwise just as with Tap Selection, continuing to type will be ignore suggestions. 
     18With keyboard selection, instead of only being able to tap suggestions to insert them, you can also wait a second or so after a suggestion pops up, tap space until the suggestion you want is highlighted, and finally tap enter on the keyboard to insert it. Space will only select suggestions if you pause typing, otherwise just as with Tap Selection, continuing to type will be ignore suggestions. You will know you've waited long enough when the Send key turns to Enter. 
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    31 If you accidentally invoke suggestions with the space bar but don't want them, either tap the X button, or tap space until the X is highlighted and then enter to dismiss them. 
     20If you accidentally invoke suggestions with the space bar but don't want them, either tap the X or space button until the X is highlighted and then enter to dismiss them. 
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    33 '''How do I...[[BR]] 
    34 ...change the quit message to something that's not the default?[[BR]] 
    35 ...change the default nickname or real name?[[BR]] 
    36 ...change the default encodings?[[BR]] 
    37 ...show or hide join and leave events? notices?[[BR]] 
    38 ...use different styles?[[BR]] 
    39 ...add highlight words?[[BR]] 
    40 ...change invite behavior?[[BR]] 
    41 ...open links in Safari instead of the built-in browser?[[BR]] 
    42 ...turn off the ducking auto-correction or auto-completion?[[BR]] 
    43 ...switch to Keyboard Selection for auto-completion?[[BR]] 
    44 ...and more...'''[[BR]] 
    45 All of these settings can be changed by selecting Colloquy in the Settings application. If there's a setting you want, it's probably in there somewhere. 
     22=== How do I change the default settings? === 
     23Many settings, such as changing the style, quit message or default nickname, can be changed by selecting Colloquy in the Settings application. If there's a setting you want, it's probably in there. 
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    47 Sidenote: Why do I have to quit Colloquy to change these settings? 
     25=== Why do I have to quit Colloquy to change settings? === 
    4826We're just following the Apple guidelines for handling infrequently-changed settings for iPhone applications. 
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    50 '''...create a new style?'''[[BR]] 
    51 While styles for Colloquy are nothing more then CSS and Javascript, Colloquy currently has no way for a user to modify, create and add new styles, although there is a discussion as to how we might be able to do this in future releases on ticket #1375. 
     28=== How do I create a new style? === 
     29While styles for Colloquy are nothing more then CSS and Javascript, Colloquy currently has no way for a user to modify, create and add new styles. However, there is a discussion as to how we might be able to do this in future releases on ticket #1375. 
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    53 '''...join a new chat room/message a user'''[[BR]] 
     31=== How do I join a new chat room/message a user? === 
    5432Tap the + button in the Colloquies tab. 
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    56 '''...change the topic?'''[[BR]] 
    57 Type "/topic The New Topic You Want To Set" and tap enter 
     34=== How do I change the topic? === 
     35Type "/topic The New Topic You Want To Set" and tap enter. 
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    59 '''...get help for something that isn't listed here?'''[[BR]] 
     37=== How do I get help for something that isn't listed here? === 
    6038The easiest way is probably to join #colloquy-mobile on irc.freenode.net, which you can get to from within Colloquy by tapping + on the Colloquies screen, then Join a Chat Room, and finally, Join Colloquy Support Room.  
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    62 '''What else can I do?'''[[BR]] 
     40=== What commands are supported? === 
    6341Alongside common IRC commands like /msg and /clear, we also support a few others to perform searches and browse websites. 
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    65 /google query - searches Google 
    66 /wikipedia query - searches Wikipedia 
    67 /amazon query - searches Amazon 
    68 /browser URL - Opens the URL entered in the browser (regardless of your Open Links In setting) 
    69 /browser - Opens the browser 
     43/google query - Searches Google[[BR]] 
     44/wikipedia query - Searches Wikipedia[[BR]] 
     45/amazon query - Searches Amazon[[BR]] 
     46/browser URL - Opens the URL entered in the browser (regardless of your Open Links In setting)[[BR]] 
     47/browser - Opens the browser[[BR]] 
    7048/url URL - Opens the URL entered based on your Open Links In setting. 
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