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behrmj87 [Spaces] document UI changes where rooms are shown
services:matrix:start [2022/04/12 13:56] (current)
behrmj87 [Usage tips]
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 ==== Spaces ==== ==== Spaces ====
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-<note important>This feature is currently **opt-in** in our web client Element. You can still use the older communities feature, but we will switch on support for spaces in Element soon, which in turn disables support for communities. You can opt into spaces by clicking on the community creation button (at the bottom of the community sidebar) and activating the spaces beta there.</note> 
  
 <note tip>This feature used to be called communities before, but has been supplanted by //spaces// as of late May 2021.</note> <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!" That is what spaces are for, they group people and rooms and can have long descriptions. 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.+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™️. 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™️.
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 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 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, or+  - 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//   - 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. You can also just search for the name of the room in the search box above the list of all your rooms and conversations.
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   * You can react to messages. Use the smilie context menu when hovering over a message.   * You can react to messages. Use the smilie context menu when hovering over a message.
   * You can add a [[services:jitsi:start|Jitsi]] widget using our Jitsi server to bind a fixed Jitsi room to your Matrix room via the video camera button on the far right of the message input box   * You can add a [[services:jitsi:start|Jitsi]] widget using our Jitsi server to bind a fixed Jitsi room to your Matrix room via the video camera button on the far right of the message input box
 +  * If you need to see the actual events your client and the Matrix server are exchanging, you can see them by clicking ''View Source'' on the context menu of a message. Starting with Element (1.10.9) you first need to activate that option by typing ''/devtools'' first in the message box and hitting enter.
 ===== More Documentation ===== ===== More Documentation =====
  
   * [[services:matrix:encryption|How to guide for end-to-end encryption on Element]]   * [[services:matrix:encryption|How to guide for end-to-end encryption on Element]]
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