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Tips for using Karoo Lark web messengers

KarooLark Desktop Notification for Google Chrome

We are very pleased to let you know that KarooLark web messenger has supported desktop notification for Google Chrome browser.

So if you are using Google Chrome visiting KarooLark web messenger,  click drop down button under your name or right click on the messenger icons on the bottom corner,

and choose “Settings” from the pop up menu, and choose “Notifications” item in the settings dialog, check “Show notification” and click “OK”.

You will be prompted to give KarooLark the permission to pop out notification, accept it.

Now if your friends send you a message, you will get notified by a pop up box around your desktop notification corner (with a sound if you also check “Play sound” in settings).

If you are working in other applications, click on the notification box and it will bring you back to KarooLark web messenger directly, showing messages for you. If no action is performed, the notification box will disappear in 30 seconds.

The benefit of enabling this feature is obvious. You won’t miss message from your friends any more. And you only need one click instead of several clicks after getting notified or hearing the message alert sound. We think you will love this feature.

Currently, desktop notification is only supported in Google Chrome browser. So if you are using IE 6.0/7.0/8.0/9.0,  we strongly recommend you switching to Google Chrome, whether you need this feature or not. Internet Explorer is too slow for modern web App. Google Chrome is about 2x faster than IE, even comparing to IE’s latest version 9.0.

If you are using Firefox, which is much faster, we still recommend you using Google Chrome to visit KarooLark for daily use. You can use Google Chrome to create a standalone KarooLark web messenger application, which will have a standalone item in task bar and will have much larger space for messaging, with no toolbar, address bar and status bar.

Google Chrome browser is becoming more and more popular, which is a trend that you should not miss. By now it has about 25% of global browser market. From KarooLark’s analytics report, 15% of our KarooLark visitors  are already using Google Chrome. But we are sure more our users are switching to Google Chrome.

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3 Ways to Sign into Karoo Lark Web Facebook Chat

In order to fix Facebook’s “Keep your account free of spam” problem and provide a better web Facebook Chat service, we has added two more ways for our users to sign into Facebook Chat.

Here are 3 ways to sign in:

1. Facebook Connect (Recommended)

Using Facebook Connect, you do not need to input your Facebook password, JUST provide an access token as password. It is considered much safer for your Facebook account.

  1. Visit http://karoolark.com/fbconnect/
  2. Click button “Get Facebook Connect Token for KarooLark”
  3. If you have not signed into Facebook, you will be asked to sign into Facebook
  4. Click button “Arrow” to grant those permissions for KarooLark app to provide web Facebook Chat service for you.
  5. Copy user, password/token and sign in on http://karoolark.com/ home page.

If you can not access Facebook directly in your network, you should try this way in the network where Facebook websites are accessible. After getting your user and password/token, you can try to save it somewhere and login KarooLark web Facebook Chat in network where Facebook websites are not accessible.

2. Facebook Username + Password (Recommended)

  1. If you have not assigned your Facebook username, login official Facebook, create your user name by “Account” -> “Account Settings” -> “Setting” -> “Username”
  2. Visit http://karoolark.com/ home page and login with your username (no “@…”) and your password.

If you has not assigned your username and your network block you from accessing Facebook. Try to assign one at home or through proxies, then use your username and password to login web Facebook Chat on KarooLark.

3. Facebook Email + Password

This way is the same as that you login your Facebook. While the method has some problems, for example, it causes “Keep your account free of spam” notification, as described in early post. If possible, please use the first 2 ways. It causes lesser problems.

Please give us feedback so we could make our service much better. Thanks.

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Tips: Launch Karoo Lark as Google Chrome Application

As Karoo Lark being web messenger inside browser, most of window space is wasted by browser window. So your friend list looks shorter and you spend more time in locating your friend who you want to chat with.

Google Chrome browser was being created to give users much more space. No status bar, no menu bar, even no separate title bar. And Google Chrome is considered as the fastest browser to run JavaScript. From our Google Chrome experience, we are strongly recommending this browser for our Karoo Lark web messenger.

Google Chrome offer another feature: You can create an application shortcut for a website and launch it from desktop, quick launch bar or start menu. It will give the web page a whole window space  with only title bar.

In application window mode, Karoo Lark web messenger will get much longer friend list and will have more space for chatting windows. We are dog-food-ing ourselves Karoo Lark web messenger in this mode for a long time. We are very satisfied with our web messenger in this mode. We suggest you to do so.

Here are instructions of how to create Karoo Lark web messenger application:

  1. Visit http://karoolark.com/ using Google Chrome ( If you haven’t installed it yet, try here to download and install it ).
  2. Click the tool icon on browser’s right top corner
  3. Select “tools” -> “Create application shortcut” from the pop up menu:
  4. Confirm to create application shortcut by clicking “Create” in the dialog:
  5. You can now launch Karoo Lark web messenger directly from your selected places:
  6. Now you have much more space for your friend list and chatting dialogs:

So go Karoo Lark web messenger with Google Chrome! Faster and much better user experience for web instant messaging!

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