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Chapter 5: Customization

5.1 Toolbar

You can customize your toolbar to include your most frequently used shortcuts.

  1. Right click on the toolbar and select “Customize”.

    OR

  2. This will pop up the customization window.

  3. The column on the left lists the icons available to be added. The column on the right lists the icons already on your toolbar. To add or remove icons just select them and press the arrow buttons or simply drag & drop them.

  4. You can also change the order of how they appear on your toolbar. Select the icon and drag it to the position that you wish along the column.

  5. When ready, press the “OK” button to finalize and close window.

To toggle the toolbar off/on:

  1. Select “View -> Toolbar”.

5.2 Snap-To

You can have the Akeni window snap to the corners of your screen.

  1. Select “View -> Snap To” and one of the options.

5.3 Preferences

You can customize the appearance of your Akeni windows by changing fonts and colors. There are many aspects of Akeni that you can customize.

  1. Select “File -> Preferences…”.

  2. This will pop up the “Preference” window with various customizable options.

Chat Preferences

  1. Select “Chat”.

  2. To change the font type click on the “Font” button.

  3. This will pop up the “Select Font” window. Select the font that you wish and click the “OK” button to make your changes. The preview window on the main “Edit Preferences” page will reflect your changes.

  4. To change the font colors of the contacts and other information, click on the text color that you want to change.

    OR

  5. This will pop up the “Select Color” window. Select the color and press the “OK” button to close the window.

  6. To undo your font change and use the original default, select the “Use system font”.

  7. To undo both your font and color change and revert back to the previous settings, click on the “Undo” button.

  8. To revert back to the original Akeni default settings, click on the “Default” button.

  9. Press the “OK” button to save your changes and close the window.

Conference Preferences

In a similar method to modifying chat preferences you can change the conference settings.

  1. Select “Conference”.

  2. To change the font type click on the “Font” button.

  3. This will pop up the “Select Font” window. Select the font that you wish and click the “OK” button to make your changes. The preview window on the main “Edit Preferences” page will reflect your changes.

  4. To change the font colors of the contacts and other information, click on the text color that you want to change.

    OR

  5. This will pop up the “Select Color” window. Select the color and press the “OK” button.

  6. To undo your font change and use the original default, select the “Use system font”.

  7. To undo both your font and color change and revert back to the previous settings, click on the “Undo” button.

  8. To revert back to the original Akeni default settings, click on the “Default” button.

  9. Press the “OK” button to save your changes and close the window.

Notification Preferences

You can change the color of your notification alerts.

  1. Select “Notification”.

  2. To change the font type click on the “Font” button.

  3. This will pop up the “Select Font” window. Select the font that you wish and click the “OK” button to make your changes. The preview window on the main “Edit Preferences” page will reflect your changes.

  4. To change the font colors of the high, normal and low priority, click on the text color that you want to change.

    OR

  5. This will pop up the “Select Color” window. Select the color and press the “OK” button.

  6. To undo your font change and use the original default, select the “Use system font”.

  7. To undo both your font and color change and revert back to the previous settings, click on the “Undo” button.

  8. To revert back to the original Akeni default settings, click on the “Default” button.

  9. Press the “OK” button to save your changes and close the window.

Contact List Preference

  • You can change the font of your contact list.

    1. Select “Contact List”.

    2. To change the font type click on the “Font” button.

    3. This will pop up the “Select Font” window. Select the font that you wish and click the “OK” button to make your changes. The preview window on the main “Edit Preferences” page will reflect your changes.

    4. To revert back to your previous setting, click on the “Undo” button.

    5. To revert back to the original Akeni default settings, click on the “Default” button or select the “Use system font”.

    6. Press the “OK” button to save your changes and close the window.

    Status Alert Preferences

    Alerts of user status, chat and conference requests, etc. will appear on your system. You can change the options so that the alert will only appear for specific options.

    1. Select “Status Alert”.

    2. To turn off the status alert uncheck the “Show status alert near system tray”.

    3. You can change the appearance of the alert:

      • To change how the status alert appears select one of the effects from the drop down box.
      • To change the speed of the affect, shift the bar in the “Effect speed” scale.
      • To modify the duration of the alert, increase or decrease the number of seconds in the “Status alert stays there for” option.
      • To change the background color of the effect, click on the color box.
      • To preview the effect, click on the “Try it out” button.

    4. You can set when you want the alert to appear in your system tray.

    5. For user notifications select and remove options in the “Show alert when a contact changes to the following status”.

    6. For message notifications select and remove options in the “Show alert when a message comes in”.

    7. To revert back to your previous setting, click on the “Undo” button.

    8. To revert back to the original Akeni default settings, click on the “Default” button.

    9. Press the “OK” button to save your changes and close the window.

    Sound Effects Preferences

    You can set various alerts and tasks to audio accompaniment.

    1. Select “Sound Effects”.

    2. From the “Sound Events” list you can select the events which you wish to have sound with.

    3. With each event select the desired sound from the “Name” list. If you prefer a customized sound use the “Browse” button to locate the wav file of your choice.

    4. To preview the sound press the button or double click on the event in the “Sound Events” list.

    5. To revert back to your previous setting, click on the “Undo” button.

    6. To revert back to the original Akeni default settings, click on the “Default”.

    7. Press the “OK” button to save your changes and close the window.

    General Preferences

    There are a few other options that you can modify:

    1. Select “General”.

    2. You can set Akeni so that it signs on automatically. You can also set the countdown seconds before auto sign on.

    3. You can set the length of time you are away before your status is set automatically to idle.

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