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How to use Auto-Away Message with oDC


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Have you seen people answering the next moment you try to talk to them about something over oDC, usually with something like "I'm not on my computer right now." and wondered how they did this little trick?

Please leave a message after the beep

It's really not something extraordinary, oDC allows you to set an Auto-Away Message to send back for anyone that wants to talk to you, basically to let them know you're not around and eventually leave a message.

In order to activate this feature you must first go to the Settings panel. Either use the shortcut Ctrl-E or use the menu: File -> Settings

oDC Settings

There, under General -> Appearance tab you will see a big white box where you can write your personalized away message: "Default away message".

Default away message

When you are done with this, Go to the Advanced tab and check the "Auto-away on minimize (and back on restore)". This way, the auto-away message will pop up if you have the program minimized. I'm not sure, but the message might work even if you don't check this and are inactive for a long period of time, but I've never tried it myself.

Auto-away on minimize

Just minimize the program and everyone will be happy to see your message and eventually leave you a message back to see when you come back.

If you have problems installing or with basic configurations, check out this article as well:


Posted by: Indy on March 29, 2006 at 16:28.

» Comments

Really useful
Nice article .. might actually use oDC now :)

Posted by Jack on April 5, 2006 at 11:34 AM.

Thank's a lot.

Posted by wazza on June 11, 2010 at 09:44 AM.

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