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  • Free LAN Chat software that works with all windows versions

    Tonic LAN Chat client. It operates in a Peer to Peer mode so that no servers are needed.
    You want the power and convenience of instant messaging, but don't need or want the clients to talk to the outside world. Be it a bunch of friends having a LAN party, or a large corporation - instant messaging makes working together easy. Unfortunately, existing instant messengers allow users to communicate with the entire planet, not just your local network.
    Tonic changes this. With Tonic, you get all of the convenience, versatility and power of instant messaging, with none of the interference. Ideal for the smallest home network to the largest corporation.

    Tonic features the ability to have icons that can represent your feeling, mood, or character. You can use any of the hundreds of included icons or create your own, which will be automatically sent to other users on the network.

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    The main Window consists of the Menu System (1), your Icon (2), your Contact List (3) and the Status Bar(4).
    Menu System: See "The Menu System" for more information.
    Your Icon: Your Icon can be changed under System>Preferences.
    Your Contact List: See "Sending & Receiving Messages"
    Status Bar: This reflects the option selected in the status menu. See "Status" under "The Toolbar".
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    The top box - The top box is where the history for the current message session is displayed. When you receive a message it will be displayed in this box.
    The bottom box - This box is where you enter your message to send to the current user. The current user's name that you are sending to, is shown in the Title bar of the Message session window
    History - Clicking this button will bring up the history for this user. For more about History see the History section in the help
    Smiley - This button will show you a list of emotes that are available to you. To use an emote you can click on it, or use the text below it in your message. Once you have selected the emotes you want to use, click the emote button again, and you will be taken back to your history screen.
    Send - Will send the message that you have entered in the bottom box, to the user that is in the Title bar.
    Close - Will close the current message session with this user. (You can still send more messages and receive messages from them)