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Chats Settings and Preferences

Customize Chats behavior and appearance to your liking. Organize contact list, reduce clutter, change formatting.

Customize your contact list for easier navigation

In the default arrangement, the Home tab lists all your channels and conversations. To reduce the clutter, you can customize the Home tab to only display new (unread) messages, or hide some categories (e.g. Issues, Automation) altogether. Hidden contacts/messages can be always found under their designated tabs.

Click chat-settings.png to open the settings:

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You can also remove unwanted tabs from the top of the list using these toggles:

chatsSettingsHideTabs.png

Channels and conversations from the removed tabs will be shown in the Home tab.

Contact list appearance

To further reduce the clutter, you can change the way your channels and conversations appear on the contact list.

Click chat-settings.png and go to the Channel List tab:

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You can:

  • Choose to display favorite or all contacts as a single line entry.

  • Hide closed review/merge request conversations as well as resolved issues.

Set the Enter key behavior

Choose what pressing the Enter key on your desktop will do when you are composing a message: send the message or start a new line.

Click chat-settings.png and go to the Advanced tab:

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Select the desired option: Send the message or Start a new line.

Enable or disable font ligatures in code snippets

Ligatures are special characters that combine two or more characters into one. When enabled, they are rendered and displayed accordingly in code snippets.

Click chat-settings.png and go to the Advanced tab:

chatsSettingsAdvanced.png

Select the desired option: Disabled or Enabled.

Adjust text width

Choose the width of the main text area in Chats.

Click chat-settings.png and go to the Advanced tab:

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Select the desired option:

  • Comfortable reading — always indents the text regardless of whether you have a thread open or not:

    chatsSettingsLengthComfortable.png
  • Full width — expands the text all the way to the right when no threads are open:

    chatsSettingsLengthFull.png
Last modified: 23 September 2022