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Ding on new chat message
    • McNeo [864688]
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    Thread created on 22:53:41 - 19/11/14 (7 years ago)
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    Last replied 09:22:12 - 22/11/14 (7 years ago)
    Would be nice to have a "ding" when new chat/instant messages arrive.  There's a lot of changes that could be made to chat notifications, I'm going to keep this quick, simple, and clean for voting and implementation purposes.

    With my suggestion, we're talking about adding two new options to the Chat Settings tab, and a new icon on the chat tabs themselves.

    First, for group chats, add "Enabled with Audio Notifier" to this existing list. The current menu options are Disabled, Enabled, and Enabled with Notifier (notifier being a green highlight). The proposed "Enabled with Audio Notifier" would do the same green bar as the current notifier, but also make an audible ding.




    Second, for private chats, add an option for audio notifications for incoming chats. I propose a similar drop-down titled "Private" with the options "Notifier" (which would be a green bar, as it currently is), "Audio Notifier on New" which would ding only on the first new private chat you receive, others would be silentl and "Audio Notifier on All" which would ding on all new chats received, even if you still have the private chat window open.



    Finally, if it's not too much work for the developers, an option to mute or un-mute the dings on-the-fly. In every chat tab in the top-right is the "_" minimize button and "X" close button. I propose adding a speaker icon indicating dings are on, and a speaker with a line through it indicating dings are off. Clicking the icon would toggle it.

    Last but not least, depending on the development concerns and public opinion, perhaps this could be done via CityWatch. Maybe to have CW generate the ding instead of the browser, but maybe even a pop-up from CW (CW wouldn't handle any chat functionality, it would just inform you of a new chat message).

    I've added a poll so if you choose to r+ you can specify which ideas you prefer, if not all. And also an option if you think this should be implemented through CityWatch instead of the browser (this may offer more options to the developers and players once implemented, and would make it a more exclusive option).
    • Which additions do you like? (choose multiple)
    • Enabled with Audio Notifier for Group Chats
      14.29% (1 votes)
    • Audio Notifications for Private Chats
      42.86% (3 votes)
    • Sound/Mute toggle icon on each tab
      28.57% (2 votes)
    • All
      14.29% (1 votes)
    • Only available in CW, not in browser
      0% (0 votes)
    Total number of votes: 7
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    Posted on 07:59:49 - 20/11/14 (7 years ago)
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    I've missed a lot of chats in Torn since I'm usually pretty active in IRC, and don't always remember to switch the tab back. An optional audio notification would be spectacular.

    R+
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    Posted on 09:22:12 - 22/11/14 (7 years ago)
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