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Topic # 180760 21-Sep-2015 09:58
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Today, for the first time, a chat window has started popping up on Geekzone pages on Windows 10. How can I turn this off?





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  Reply # 1391001 21-Sep-2015 10:00
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You can't just yet. I will add an ON/OFF switch to profiles, like the ones we have for other stuff.

It's not a permanent feature, currently just a test.








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  Reply # 1391012 21-Sep-2015 10:08
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OK no worries. I can live  with it for awhile as long as I know what it is.





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  Reply # 1391015 21-Sep-2015 10:12
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Yeah - I did a quick "is this malware" check...

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  Reply # 1391027 21-Sep-2015 10:22
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Yeah, the comic sans font *screams* malware to me. 

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  Reply # 1391029 21-Sep-2015 10:25
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Ouch, seems pretty heavy. 600KB of partially unminified css and js including unminified bootstrap?  It also does not seem to like the corporate network I'm on (though I've had problems with websocket based chats on it in the past)

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  Reply # 1391030 21-Sep-2015 10:25
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Disrespective: Yeah, the comic sans font *screams* malware to me. 


Ah. That was the first feedback I gave to the crew. It's a NZ thing, that's why I am testing.





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  Reply # 1391031 21-Sep-2015 10:26
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Adblock can deal with it.




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  Reply # 1391033 21-Sep-2015 10:31
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sidefx: Ouch, seems pretty heavy. 600KB of partially unminified css and js including unminified bootstrap?  It also does not seem to like the corporate network I'm on (though I've had problems with websocket based chats on it in the past)


Are you sure? I see 13Kbytes.





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  Reply # 1391038 21-Sep-2015 10:32
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In my opinion, the "target" for the X should be bigger: Twice now I've hit the border around it, which expands the panel instead of closing it.

Is the red username text on blue background problematic for anyone else? I'm slightly colourblind but it looks awful to me.

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  Reply # 1391039 21-Sep-2015 10:32
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Well that's what I get when I "open chat in new window"

(And I guess that's only if you expand the chat which then sets the iframe url)

But really, all that for a chat widget?  Seems like the sort of thing you would want to hand craft, not use bootstrap, etc.
Compare with something like this from a random google: https://dev.openflex.net/candy/  (css = https://dev.openflex.net/candy/res/default.css, 2.7KB, js 22KB + 25KB and bundled nicely, etc) -  I guess it has less functionality though...

But still, I hope it's a work in progress and optimisations to come: 


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  Reply # 1391230 21-Sep-2015 13:00
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There are some jpg and mp3 there for a chunk.

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  Reply # 1391236 21-Sep-2015 13:12
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Well, just looking. Our IRC channel was pretty busy at times but hard to manage. It's not a definitive thing.





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  Reply # 1391251 21-Sep-2015 13:39
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I clicked on "Chat", and nobody spoke to me cry

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  Reply # 1391331 21-Sep-2015 14:54
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The blue thing hanging in the corner gets quite big when zooming up the browser on the phone.

Please get that disable option finished ;)




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  Reply # 1391338 21-Sep-2015 15:01
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I have terminated the experiment. I base a lot of the decisions here on how usable something is for me and I couldn't "feel it" really.






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