To log in, simply enter your username/handle in the text box . (It is easier if you use your first name as login (or a made up name if you want).
Click Login ... and you are in the chat.
Note: If the login screen does not appear, then you will need to download the latest version of Sun Java.
Click here and then select "Download Now" in the left column. Follow the instructions to install Java. It's easy..go ahead DO IT! Then come back here to join the chat!
Note: This chat is open all the time, HOWEVER
the only scheduled chat is Tuesday at 9:15pm EST.
To communicate in the chat room, you may simply type text into the
multi-line text box towards the bottom of the applet, and press Enter
to send your message. Your message will appear in the content (larger)
box above it when it is received by our server. Others may then read
what you have typed, and respond to you. If you wish to get another
user's attention, simply type in (or click if available) their name
somewhere within the message that you are sending them. Their message
will appear in a different color, and a sound will be played. A sample
text input box is shown below:
You will notice various buttons within the chat room. These
allow you to logout, request help (as you have already figured out),
float/dock the chat room,
turn on/off audio, specify color settings, and more. Buttons are described in
detail in the Button Toolbar section of this control panel. A sample selection
of buttons is shown below:
Certain chat rooms may have different features, or different layouts, depending upon how they
have been configured. With some chat rooms that do not show buttons and checkboxes, you may access
the features described above by right clicking in the content area where messages appear.
If you wish to exit the chat room at any time, simply click the Logout button. On some systems after logging
out you will automatically be taken to another website, on others, you will have the option of logging back