| 123 Flash Chat
Client Help - Chat tutorial
- Register Overview
When you visit 123 Flash Chat room , you may wish to register
your paticular user name.
This allows you to keep the same identity whenever you come
back, and the guest users can't use your user name anymore.
Most of the chat rooms allow registration while some of them
don't. (In the latter case, please contact webmaster to get help.)
If there's a "register" button at top, you
can click it to enter the registration form.
You will be taken to a screen where you can enter a "user",
"password","re-password", "email". Among them, the "user","password" and "re-passowrd" must be filled
and "password" should be identical with "re-password".If you
input an email address, it should be in the valid format with
After that, please push button "Register" to submit the data.
If you failed to register, you will be prompted to a dialog of
the register error.
If you succeeded, you will be promted to a screen with the room list.
If you don't want to register, just push "back" button to return the room list page as a guest.
Once you have registered, or if you are returning to the site,
you can login to the chat room.
In the top menu you will find a "Login" button.
Before clicking "Login" button, please make sure you've entered
the right username and password. And don't forget to click "Login" button before clicking a room to
If it's a "Logout" button instead, that means you've already logged
in. This happens if you've logged in before or you've
automatically logged into the chat after logged into the website.
If you are hesitate to register and luckily this chatroom allows
please simply check "Guest" and enter any nickname you prefer. If
this name is not registered by any other users, you can use it. If
it's taken, please enter another nickname instead.
Don't forget to click the "login" button so that you can log in and
select a room to start.
Perhaps you share a computer with someone else, in this case
you'd better log out of the chat room upon leaving for security
reason. Find the "Logout" button in the
room-list page, push "Logout" button and the chat
room will log your out.
If you are now in a paticular chatroom, you can only find some
option buttons at the top instead of "Logout" button.
Click the "exit room" button to return the room-list
page first to see the "Logout" button.
Move your mouse over the rooms and you will see them be highlighted
one by one.
Stop at any room with room name and description which are interesting to you. Click to enter.
Every room has user limit. If a room is full for the time being,
you will be told to come around later.
When you enter a room, a default host (robot) of system may
notify all that you have come in and welcome your stay.
If you choose to close the browser directly, you will close this chat client
If you just click "quit", you will return to the room list and
you can enter another room.
- Sending messages
After selecting a room to enter, you can type a message in
the chat input field near the bottom of the screen and hit
"enter" on keyboard or the button "send" to send the message
out. Your message appears on the chat screen followed your nickname.
Press ctrl+"enter" or cliking "Newline" button to
start a new line. Multiple empty lines could not be sent.
- Idle status /typing status
After a duration of time when a user remain silence both in
public and in private window if any, his/her status will be
automatically changed to "idle". The time length is defined
by the administrator. When idle user begin talks, the idle status disappear automatically.
When user begins to type, whether in public or in private window,
the speaker and other people in the same chatroom will see a
"typing" status after his or her name, hitting "send" button will make the "typing" status
When you changed your mind, you can re-select this user and "Cancel
ignore" to give this user the second chance to talk to you.
If you continued to post message to someone but got no response,
you are probably ignored by him or her, that means you'd better
watch out your behaviour or words.
The "/me" command is used to describe an action.
Your nickname will automatically be inserted and the text will appear differently than normal channel messages. This command can be used in chat lobby or private messages.
For example: "/me waves goodbye." then it will display on the screen:"<someone> waves goodbye."
The "/me" command has to be at the beginning of a sentence to be effective.
- Cached messages
Once a user enters a room, about 5 last messages will display in current chat window to give the new comer a brief picture of the conversation which is going on, in gray color or other predefined color.
The number of entries of messages was configured by admin.
- Chat bot Message
Webmaster may define some canned messages to broadcast to specific room or all rooms at certain intervals, for site news or text advertisement.
Top buttons >>
- Enable/Disable Scrolling
New messages come in from the bottom of the screen. As new messages
come in, old messages will scroll off the top of the screen. And
only a certain amount of lines can appear in your chat box, the
previous history will be automatically cleared to ensure the chatting
When examing some words, you may want to stop the fast scrolling and stick to one position, then click the "scroll"
button and you can stay where you are.
Click the button again to start scrolling all over again.
- Enable/Disable Sound
Administrator can enable or disable sounds in a room as default
setting, and every regular user can change the setting to personal preference using the top buttons.
In a chatroom, if you want to be notified of any occurrence, like
someone says something, someone enters or leaves the room, etc.
you'd better enable the "sound" button so that even
if you left the chat window, you know what's going on in this
room. On the other hand, if you feel all the sounds are annoying, please click the speaker
icon to disable sound and mute the whole room.
Your setting only affects your own chat. Once you logged out,
this setting will restore to default.
This "sound" button control all the sound effects in
a chatroom, if you just want to enable/disable one particular sound,
you can configure in "option" panel instead.
By default you have 100kb space for chat logs, but surely you
can set it bigger or smaller in option panel, according to your
Once this 100kb is filled up with chat logs, it will stop recording
further messages. So please periodically backup chat logs.
Once logged out, your chat log will be cleared. So if the conversation
is very important to you, please remember to save it before
- Clear screen
Press this button to clear all messages on your screen.
- Exit Room
Click the "exit" button to exit current room.
Middle Toolbar >>
There is a toolbar above the input area with many options.
And the first icon is for changing avatar image. Yyou can select an avatar to express your feeling or your style
by clicking on the icon and choosing from the nail-up panel.
One avatar for one message, you can't have over 2 avatars once.
The avatar you chose will apear in 3 places: before your words
both in public and in private, and before your name in the user list.
- Bold Font
The "B" icon represents bold text.
You don't have to highlight any words in your message to change
it bold, just click this "B" icon and the whole message become
Click it again to restore it back to normal text.
- Italic Font
The "I" icon represents italic text.
You don't have to choose any words in your message to change
it italic, just click this "I" icon and your message become
Click it again to change it back to normal text.
- Underline Font
The "U" icon represents underline text.
You don't have to choose any words in your message to change
it underline, just click this "U" icon and your message become
Click it again to change it back to normal text.
- Font Color
The color block beside "U" icon is for selecting colors.
Once a color is selected from the color-picker , the whole message
will change to this color.
Sorry you can't have 2 or more colors in one message.
Use this button to add an animated smiley face into your conversation. Smiley and text can mix together.
Tip: Smileys can also be inserted into the chat using shortcut, like ":)"= smile. Check smiley shortcut list.
- Change Background
Every skin of 123flashchat has some backgrounds for you to pick.
The skin is chosen by administrator while the background is up
Click "change background" icon and you'll see variable
- Send Flash Emotion
Flash Animations can be shared in the lobby or in private chat to express your feelings. Other users may see an emotion button to click to play or directly see the animation play on screen, up to the administrator.
Frequently greeting or answers can be predefined by clicking this button. The canned messages can be added or removed, use arrow to change the pages. Double click to choose one sentence and put it to the input area.
It's an optional function. Here you may upload an image to share with other users or directly link an image from the internet to the chat. SWF or JPEG format are allowed.
- Note: If any of the mentioned buttons disappears, that's not your fault, it's just disabled by your webmaster.
- Entering Room
Administrators can create a password-protected room.
In the room list, you will see this kind of room start with
a lock-room icon instead a normal room icon.
When chat members or guests click this room , a popup dialogue
will ask for password.
He or she can only enter the room until supplying the password.
Please contact your administrator to ask for password.
- Changing Room
When you change room from a normal to a password-protected
one, a popup dialogue will ask for password.
Enter the password and you are in.
- Chatters are able to open a private window to any other chatter
in the same channel to talk one on one, unless admin disabled this feature.
Private Chat is monitored too and recorded in message log.
- There is a user list at the right of the chat box.
Click any username you like, the background color of the chosen
username will change and a mini menu popup with "private" button
in it. (Click "All Users" at top to release the status to talk only to particular person.)
Click the "private" button, then a private window is activated
between you and the recipient.
If you choose a user name but no such "private" option comes out,
probably you've chosen the ID of yourself:)
Or you can double click a username to activate a private window
with him or her.
Click the "minimize" button at the top menu of private
window to shrink it to a single bar, or click the "maximize"
button to extend it to original size.
Click the top bar of private window to activate different private
Click the top bar of private window and drag, you can move it
Click the right-top "close" button to close this private
- Even if the one you're private chatting
with left the current room, maybe he was in room-list page, maybe
he entered another room, as long as he didn't log out the whole
chat, you can still private chat with him. When he logged out
and got offline, you'll be notified that he logged out, you can't
send further message to him since then, but the private window
remains and you can still read your conversation.
- User can change setting in the option panel to refuse to accept
private window in case he or she want to be left alone.
Click the top button"option" and you'll launch "option panel ", explore it and you'll find a lot of interesting features:
switch from multiple-line or single-line mode; enable/disable converting smiley symbols to graphic animation; remember username/ password in cache; personal sound setting; save history log in memory, etc.
If the administrator install moderated-chat module, then when you
access some chatroom, you may be notified that this's a moderated-chat
room, your words may not go public until the moderator or admin
if moderator or admin felt any sentence is inappropriate to go public,
he won't pass it and this sentence is cancelled.
There may be another type of user in a moderated-chat: Speaker.
Speaker's words can show directly into the chat lobby without permission
of admin or moderator.
Ordinary users can't ignore speaker, moderator or admin.
When moderator or admin disable moderated-chat function, you will
get notification to tell you you can free chat now. Check details.
Change Nickname Module
With Change-Nickname Module installed, your users can have the ability to change display nickname after logged in.
The Change-Nickname is just a plug-in optional module based on 123 flash chat server software, which can only work together with 123flashchat instead of being used alone.
After logged in, your name will appear at the middle-top behind a small figure icon. If the icon is not clickable, that means admin has disabled "change nickname" function. If there's a small arrow behind the icon , click the icon to activate a "change nickname" panel.
Enter any nickname you prefer. If this name is taken, please enter another nickname.
Nickname is different from username.
Username is the name you entered when registering, you'd better remember it with your password.
Nickname is the display name you used to chat, it's more flexible. For example, you can set it to be "someone- having lunch now". Check details
Invisible Admin Module
It's an optional module with which administrator can monitor chat conversation in chat room invisibly. Without the “existence” of the admin, chatters can freely talk everything but actually they can't go too far. Check details
Video Chat Module
It's an optional module which adds flash video chat and/or voice chat function to 123 flash chat, enabling users to see and hear each other while chatting. Users can publish their own video or check others' videos. Check details
It's an optional module, with it launched, besides the userlist tab, you will find a buddylist tab. Where the registered users are entitled to add registered users to the buddylist and get buddies' status: online/offline, and can remove buddies and private chat with buddies. Check details
It's an optional module with which users can draw on whiteboard while others can watch or join him to draw more. Check details