This section describes how to configure your settings in the desktop:
On the sidebar, click at the bottom on the left.
In Microsoft Windows: Click in the system tray, and select Settings.
On a Mac: Open the Oracle Social Network menu, and choose Preferences.
The Settings dialog has the following tabs:
See the following sections for information on General settings:
See the following sections for information on Conversations settings:
See the following sections for information on Notification settings:
See the following sections for information on General settings tab ():
In Settings, you can set an option to start Oracle Social Network Desktop once you log in to your computer.
By default, your open tabs are saved when you exit Oracle Social Network Desktop. The next time you log on, the Detail window opens, showing those saved tabs. If you don't want your open tabs saved, you can change the option in your Settings.
Your online status (or presence) in Oracle Social Network Desktop is indicated by a colored circle around your profile picture. For example, a green circle indicates that you're online.
Your status changes to Away—a partial yellow circle—when you haven't used your keyboard or mouse within the time you specify here. Your status changes to Offline—a gray half-circle—when you log out of Oracle Social Network.
You can specify how times and dates should display in the Desktop client.
In Microsoft Windows, you can choose an initial docking position through Settings. Docking the sidebar keeps a constant space for the sidebar on one side of your screen; other applications will open next to the sidebar.
Click to open the Settings window to the General tab ().
Select whether you want the sidebar to be able to be docked automatically. If you clear this option, the sidebar won't be docked even if you drag it to the side of your screen.
If you chose to make the sidebar dockable, select a docking position—either Left, Right, or Undocked.
You can also grab the title area of the sidebar and move it to a new location.
See the following sections for information on Conversations settings tab ():
Mark message as read when selected—Messages will be marked as read when you move your mouse and click to change focus away from the message.
Mark visible messages as read after (seconds)—Messages that currently appear on your screen will be marked as read when the time you specify passes. Select the number of seconds for the interval. The default is five seconds.
Before you add an image to a Conversation using the snapshot feature, you can set an interval between the time you click and the time the snapshot is taken. You can use this time to arrange your desktop for the snapshot.
Note: You can skip the waiting period by clicking the Grab Now button when you initiate a snapshot.
Using Settings, you can specify whether to post messages using your Enter key or by clicking a Post button. When you post messages using your Enter key, you can use Shift+Enter to add line breaks to a message. When you post messages using the Post button, you can use the Enter key to add line breaks.
Use Post button (Enter creates a new line)—Select this option to post messages using the Post button.
Use Enter key (Shift+Enter creates a new line)—Select this option to post messages using your Enter key.
For information about posting messages, see How do I post a message?
You can set Oracle Social Network Desktop to open the One-on-One Conversation in the Detail window and bring it forward, or to play a sound when a new message arrives in one of your One-on-One Conversations. You can select one option, both options, or neither option.
Use Walls settings to control whether other people can post or reply to messages and documents on your wall:
Alternatively, while viewing your wall, click the Wall Settings button or click the Options menu (), then click Wall Settings.
See the following sections for information on Notifications settings tab ():