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#1 grayscale

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 13:34

Do you guys use a desktop client for your Facebook contacts? This is when I don't want to be distracted with the news feed. Suggestions?


#2 MarkusDarkus

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 13:39

Trillian?

#3 Glassed Silver

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 17:26

Adium on Mac...
On Windows I'd suggest using Pidgin (slow development sometimes it seems...) or Trillian. :)

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#4 Fish

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 17:32

Facebook do their own desktop chat client. It's simple and works well. However, I choose to use Trillian instead

#5 Kami-

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 00:59

Adium on Mac...
On Windows I'd suggest using Pidgin (slow development sometimes it seems...) or Trillian. :)

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I think people should avoid Pidgin at the moment; what with all the security issues in the purplelib ;)

#6 vetCalum

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 01:06

I recommend Facebook's own desktop Chat app for Windows. It works very well and fits the design of Facebook.

#7 Dinggus

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 01:19

Adium for Mac. But then I got rid of it because I found it pointless to use a chat client for FB.

#8 OP grayscale

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 03:02

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll look into Trillian. and Facebook's own client.

#9 GreenMartian

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 23:27

Or if you're on MSN (or whatever it's called these days), just use Messenger to connect to FB.

#10 ViperAFK

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 00:19

I use trillian 5, its got great facebook integration (and also supports pretty much every other network) and is also very light on resource usage.

#11 Paramore™

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 00:20

I use Trillian 5 as well. Love it.

#12 Bryan84

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 00:44

I'm on Trillian 5 too and it's good enough for me. :)

#13 TTGSteve

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:54

I just uninstalled the Facebook messenger that Facebook developed themselves. No matter what I did, I couldn't get the thing to stop popping up on start up.

#14 OP grayscale

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 08:58

I just uninstalled the Facebook messenger that Facebook developed themselves. No matter what I did, I couldn't get the thing to stop popping up on start up.

Use CCleaner to disable it on startup.

#15 gxsaurav

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 09:43

Have you tried Talk.to? https://chrome.googl...chrome-ntp-icon