Exchanging Messages

To start a conversation with a user from your list, follow these steps.

  1. Restore Softros LAN Messenger from the taskbar notification area.
  2. Select the user you would like to start a conversation with by using one of the following methods:
    • Click their user name.
    • Right-click their user name and click Start Conversation.

      Selecting a user to exchange messages
    • Start entering their user name on the keyboard, make sure it is selected in the list, and then press ENTER.

Each of the methods results in the Conversation window appearing on your desktop.

Conversation window in Softros LAN Messenger

Conversation history with the selected user is displayed in the upper part of the window. Whenever you start a conversation with a user you have contacted before, Softros LAN Messenger by default shows the last 30 messages you exchanged. This option can be disabled by unchecking the corresponding check box on the Messaging tab in the Settings dialog box.

The lower part of the window contains a text box for entering messages. To send a message you entered, use either of these methods:

To enter a message consisting of multiple lines, press CTRL+ENTER each time you need to start a new line.

The keyboard shortcuts mentioned above are set by default and can be modified on the Hot Key tab in the Settings dialog box.

Right-clicking the Conversation text box gives you access to two additional options.

Context menu of the Conversation text box

The following buttons are found on the toolbars of the Conversation window.