If you want to leave your PC for a while, you can activate the away-mode. As soon the away-mode is activated, your nickname will be displayed in italics in the people's list of a chat room as well as in your profile, and everyone who addresses you directly will receive a corresponding message.
There are several possibilities to activate the away-mode:
- Enter e.g. "/away shopping" in the chat room's or in the dialogue's command line, and execute the command with the "Enter"/"Return"-key. The other people will now see the message "AWAY: Person is not here at the moment: Shopping".
* If you are not in a room, click on the small screen next to the menu item "Chat" at the top of the page in the navigation area. A window will be opened. Enter your message under "Away-mode", e.g. "shopping", and click on "Activate". The other peopel will now see the message "AWAY: Person is not here at the moment: Shopping".
As long as your away-mode is activated, the small monitor which is usually displayed next to Chat is replaced by a monitor with a cup in front of it.
In order to deactivate the away-mode, you just have to click on the cup-symbol and then on "Deactivate" next to the away-message, or you enter "/away" in a chat window's command line and execute the command.