[Guide] How to use Discord

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[Guide] How to use Discord

Postby Cait » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:42 am

Link to discord server: https://discord.gg/4PAFb7G

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Not finished yet, but will end it later.

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1- Here you will see all servers you have joined. Click one icon to enter it. Above it. there is an icon for the friends menu. You can join/create a channel clicking the "+" icon below all servers.
2- Here you will see all channels that compose the server you're looking. Click one to enter it. General channels are marked with a hashtag icon, while voice channels are marked with a speaker.
3- In this box, you will see all users that has access to that channel. If you right click an user's avatar, a menu will pop up that will let you add them as a friend, block them, PM them...
4- This is the text tab. Write here what you want to say and use Enter to send it. The icon on the left will allow you to attach a file to the message (you don't need to write anything at all). The icon on the right will open the smilie box.
5- This is your options tab. From left to right: your avatar icon and availability (the green dot), name and ID number (your account name is compossed by both of them), microphone on/off (for voice channels only), sound on/off (for voice channels only), account settings.
6- The server's options tab. From left to right: server settings menu (notifications, configuration, management...), name of the channel you are in at the moment, notifications on/off (will only affect that channel), see pinned messages, user list box on/off, search bar, mentions (will show all messages YOU are mentioned in, no matter the server or the channel you are in), help.

Setting your account:
First of all, click the gear icon in your options tab (the 5 in the previous image). A window will open:
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It doesn't need much explanation, so I'll jump into the most important settings.
- My Account: click "edit" to change your avatar image, username, e-mail or password (to change name and e-mail, you will need to input your current password as verification).
- Voice & Video: here are the setting for calls/voice channels. Set your input (microphone) and output (speakers/headphones) if they are "default" to avoid any problems. Also, you can control the volume of both with the bars below (depending of your microphone, you may need to set your mic volume to max). Input mode will let you set how your mic will work. For better accommodation, use "voice activity" (your mic will be on all times) Just change it to "push to talk" if you have too much noise on background or if it's better for you (you will need to set a keybind of your choice to turn on your mic with this setting). There are options for webcams as well, but you can only use them on private calls.
- Appearance: there are a few setting here you may want to chance. These controls the text size and font, as well as the general appearance of the discord window.
Log out: this won't turn off the APP, but will let you log in to another account if needed (discord will automaticaly log in with the last account used everytime it's turned on).

Friend window:
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Private calls:
You can call anyone just by right clicking them (you can do this in the member list box of a channel too!).
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No matter how you start a call, you can turn on and off your webcam (image 2) and microphone (image 3). You can also share your screen (image 1) (if multiple screens, any of your choice. you can also share only a selected window).
Also, when you are in a call (or voice channel) there are some useful buttons:
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This is located in the down-left corner. These will let you turn on/off quickly your microphone and speakers (turning off the speakers will turn off the mic too), and also leave the call (the phone with a "X"). Also, you can see your conectivity status.
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Re: [Guide] How to use Discord

Postby Cait » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:42 am

[Placeholder for part 2 (post limitations doesn't let me attach more than 5 images)]

Message options:
In a chat, if you pass your mouse above a message, some icons will pop:
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The smilie icon lets you add a reaction to the selected message. If you click the dots icon, you will be able to edit or delete your own messages.

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Re: [Guide] How to use Discord

Postby Felony » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:29 am

Thank you so much for working on this! It is much needed. RazorLoveCait
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