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services:matrix:start [2020/12/04 16:54]
behrmj87 [Usage tips]
services:matrix:start [2021/09/17 16:53] (current)
behrmj87 more motivation for spaces
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 ====== Matrix ====== ====== Matrix ======
  
-<note tip>This is just the start page of the Matrix documentation, have a look at //More Documentation// section at the bottom</note>+<note tip>This is just the start page of the Matrix documentation, have a look at //More Documentation// section at the bottom
 + 
 +If you have questions about Encryption have a look at [[services:matrix:encryption|End-to-End-encryption for Matrix on Element]]. 
 +</note>
  
 We are running a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matrix_(communication_protocol)|Matrix]] instance. Go to [[https://meet.physik.fu-berlin.de|meet.physik.fu-berlin.de]] to use the web client, where you can log in with your regular Physics account credentials. We are running a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matrix_(communication_protocol)|Matrix]] instance. Go to [[https://meet.physik.fu-berlin.de|meet.physik.fu-berlin.de]] to use the web client, where you can log in with your regular Physics account credentials.
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 ==== Beyond Text ==== ==== Beyond Text ====
  
-In the Matrix client we provide, you can do more than write simple text (and uploading files and images). You can style your text with [[https://commonmark.org/help/|Markdown]], including Hyperlinks and syntaxhighlighted code. +In the Matrix client we provide, you can do more than write simple text (and uploading files and images). You can style your text with [[https://commonmark.org/help/|Markdown]], including Hyperlinks and syntaxhighlighted code. You can also write LaTeX code for math inside dollar signs, e.g. ''$\LaTeX$'' for inline math and ''$$\LaTeX$$'' for display math.
- +
-We hope that TeX for math will be supported soon as well.+
  
 When you hover over one of your messages you get a little context menu, that we will explain now. The buttons are (from left to right) //quick reactions//, //reply//, //edit// and //more options// When you hover over one of your messages you get a little context menu, that we will explain now. The buttons are (from left to right) //quick reactions//, //reply//, //edit// and //more options//
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 If you change your name or profile picture, other users will see it right away, but the menu will only show it once you log out and back in. If you change your name or profile picture, other users will see it right away, but the menu will only show it once you log out and back in.
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 +You can also change your name and avatar on a per-room basis. This works only with commands. To change your name, type ''/myroomnick <name>''. To change your avatar in the room, use ''/myroomavatar'', then you will be prompted to choose a file from your computer which will be your new avatar.
  
 ==== Leaving a room ==== ==== Leaving a room ====
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 Press "Share room", and you will be presented with multiple means of sharing the room with someone Press "Share room", and you will be presented with multiple means of sharing the room with someone
 {{ :services:matrix:sharing_a_room2.png?600 |}} {{ :services:matrix:sharing_a_room2.png?600 |}}
-==== Communities ====+==== Spaces ==== 
 + 
 +<note tip>This feature used to be called communities before, but has been supplanted by //spaces// as of late May 2021.</note> 
 + 
 +You might wonder, "I have a group of people, but we also have a set of topics and a single room for that might be confusing!" Or you might wonder "Some of my rooms and conversations belong to this one thing, I'd like to group them together somehow." That is what spaces are for, they can group people and rooms, that means they are a tool to organise rooms and people by topic. When creating a space, you can add existing rooms, direct conversations and users to it. You can always add more rooms and people later and both rooms and people can be members of arbitrarily many spaces, so you can group them however you like. 
 + 
 +Unfortunately which spaces exist on the server is currently **not** searchable, so you will need to be invited to join an existing space. This should become more comfortable soon™️. 
 + 
 +Spaces are handled via the sidebar on the far left of your screen. It might look something like this. 
 + 
 +{{ :services:matrix:spacessidebar.png | }} 
 + 
 +This shows the sidebar of an account with two spaces (with initials T and F). Clicking on either of them will narrow the list of direct conversations and rooms to only those that belong to that space. The button at the top will return you to the view where you see all your direct conversations and rooms you are a member of (the //Home screen//). The bottom at the bottom will create a new space. 
 + 
 +By default rooms that are part of a space are not shown in the list of rooms on the Home screen. If you want a room, that is part of a space, shown there you will need to either 
 +  - set it as a favourite via the three button menu when you hover over its name, 
 +  - right-click on the Home button and then on //Show all rooms//, or 
 +  - enable //Show all rooms in Home// in the Spaces section of the //Preferences// 
 +You can also just search for the name of the room in the search box above the list of all your rooms and conversations. 
 + 
 +=== Public Spaces === 
 + 
 +When you click to create a new space you will be greeted with a small window 
 + 
 +{{ :services:matrix:spacescreationdialog.png | }} 
 + 
 +You can create public spaces (that - in the future - will be searchable like public rooms) and private spaces. Private spaces are for closed groups or just for your personal usage to organise rooms just the way you like. 
 + 
 +If you click to create a public space you will get this small window 
 + 
 +{{ :services:matrix:spacespubliccreationdialog.png | }} 
 + 
 +where you can set a name and description for the space. This dialog is the same when creating a private space.  
 + 
 +Afterwards you will be offered to create rooms for that space 
 + 
 +{{ :services:matrix:spacesroomcreation.png | }} 
 + 
 +If you already have rooms that you want to add to the space and don't want to create new ones, you must delete the suggestions so that the **Continue** button changes to a **Skip for now** button. 
 + 
 +Afterwards you can add other people to your room either by copying an invite link or via the usual dialog to add people to a room. 
 + 
 +{{ :services:matrix:spacespublicinvite.png | }} 
 + 
 +You can always add rooms and people to your space later. 
 + 
 +Finally you will land on the landing page of your space 
 + 
 +{{ :services:matrix:spaceoverview.png | }} 
 + 
 +Here you can add more rooms and people to your space or change its name and description and whether it is public or private (via the settings menu that you can reach via the gear symbol) 
 + 
 +=== Private Spaces === 
 + 
 +You can create private spaces for your groups or projects or just for yourself. That's the first question you will be asked when creatin a private space 
 + 
 +{{ :services:matrix:spacesprivatequestion.png | }}
  
-You might wonder"I have group of people, but we also have set of topics and a single room for that might be confusing!" That is what communities are for, they group people and rooms and can have long descriptions. Unfortunately they are currently **not** searchable, so you have to know about them to navigate to their group page and join them. This should become more comfortable soon™️.+If you press **Just me** hereyou will be shown list of all the rooms you are member of and you can mark them to be added to your private space.
  
-You can start new community via the community sidebar <color #ed1c24>(2)</color>.  +if you press **Me and my teammates** you will be shown dialog to invite people
-{{ :services:matrix:community.png?1000 |}}+
  
-After starting a community, you can add people and rooms via sidebars, just like adding users to a room.+{{ :services:matrix:spacesteammatesinvite.png | }}
  
-When you join a community it gets added to your community sidebar. When you left-click on its symbolyour list of direct message sessions and rooms get filtered to members of your community and rooms belonging to your community, left-clicking again reverts to the defaultRight-clicking on the symbol gives you a context menu to get to the community page.+You //must// invite them via their usernames or skip this step for nowsince for our Matrix instance users will not be able to join via app.element.io
  
-Element also offers end-to-end encryption. To see how to enable this, read this page dedicated to it +Afterwards you will get the same room creation dialog as for public spaces discussed above, where you need to remove the suggested room names if you don't want to create new rooms to skip that step.
  
 +If you later decide you want to share your private space with other people, you can always do that and invite people to it. Since the menu to add rooms to spaces is much nicer for personal use private rooms, this is the recommended way to create private spaces and to later invite more users to it instead of going through the general private space creation.
 ===== Usage tips ===== ===== Usage tips =====
  
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