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Finch.md 2.2 KiB

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  1. <div style="background:#f3f3f3;color: red; padding:0.2em 0.4em 0.2em 0.4em;">
  2. Finch was removed from redbrick standard build, since 2014. Because it
  3. wasn\'t being used at the time the server was decommissioned . Users are
  4. free to compile their ownFinch but no support will be provided for this.
  5. </div>
  6. Finch is the command line equivalent of the popular instant messaging
  7. client Pidgin (GAIM), you can use this on redbrick to log into your
  8. instant messaging accounts.
  9. ## Setting up Finch
  10. Finch is installed on carbon and will need to be tunneled through
  11. tsocks.
  12. ### Logging into carbon
  13. First you\'ll have to log into carbon, so open up a
  14. [screen](/screen "wikilink") and type:
  15. `ssh carbon`
  16. You should now be logged into carbon.
  17. ### Starting Finch
  18. Simply enter
  19. `tsocks finch`
  20. Finch should now be started and ready for you to use.
  21. ### Configuring your account
  22. [Image:Finch1.jpg](/Image:Finch1.jpg "wikilink")
  23. You should now be at this screen.
  24. * Hit down and select your account type
  25. * Hit tab and go through filling out your information
  26. * Hit save when you\'re done
  27. Make sure your account you created is enabled like in this picture
  28. (marked with X), if it\'s not simply hit space.
  29. [Image:Finch2.jpg](/Image:Finch2.jpg "wikilink")
  30. ### Using Finch
  31. Close a window:
  32. `alt + c`
  33. Move to the next window:
  34. `alt + n`
  35. Move to previous window:
  36. `alt + p`
  37. Move a window:
  38. `alt + m`
  39. Resize a window:
  40. `alt + r`
  41. Get up the actions list:
  42. `alt + a`
  43. Get up main options menu:
  44. `F10`
  45. ## Extra configuration
  46. These are some other configurations that may be useful.
  47. ### Taskbar Flashing
  48. You probably want your taskbar to flash when you receive a message and
  49. you have your web browser or something open.
  50. [Image:Puttyconf.jpg](/Image:Puttyconf.jpg "wikilink")
  51. Configure PuTTY with these options, you may want to save the session so
  52. you don\'t have to do this all the time.
  53. Next you\'ll have to configure finch to give a system bell when a
  54. message is received, go to the sound configuration (alt + a -\> Sounds).
  55. [Image:FinchConf.jpg](/Image:FinchConf.jpg "wikilink")
  56. Finally you need to make sure [screen](/screen "wikilink") is set to
  57. give an audible bell. Do the following until you see the message
  58. \"switched to audible bell\":
  59. `CTRL + A, CTRL + G`