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Gox Box 2.5

Welcome!

Welcome to the home of Gox Box, an easy-to-use instant messenger for your Windows computer!  You can use it to send website addresses, notes, questions, and jokes to another user on your local area network.

 

Download Gox Box 2.5

Gox Box is designed to be easy to install and use.  To install, simply have each user click the link below, or save the download to a network location.  Each user can run the setup program to upgrade his or her copy of Gox Box.

The latest version was released on September 16, 2006.

Download Gox Box

Feedback

We want Gox Box to be easy to use and to fulfill the needs of our users.  We would enjoy if you would e-mail us with ideas for new features that would enhance your chat experience.

If you have any ideas for new versions of Gox Box, feel free to send us an e-mail at the address below.

Gox Box at Steaming Coffee dot com

Using Gox Box

  1. Click the red coffee cup in the lower right corner of your screen.
  2. Choose the person to whom you want to send your message.
  3. Type your message and press enter or click "Send!"
  4. Once you're done with Gox Box, press <ESCAPE>.
     

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Features in Gox Box 2.0

The developers of Gox Box believed Albert Einstein's advice to keep everything as simple as possible--but no more.  But they also recognized that developers need the users' help to know what is easiest to use.

Because of that, SteamingCoffee.com associates have been using Gox Box from within hours after the project was started.  It has evolved from a working design concept into a full application.

Gox Box has evolved over time, and it continues to evolve.  Here are some of the primary features in Gox Box. 
 
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Gox Box is easy to use.
 

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You can use Gox Box without a server (peer-to-peer networking).
 

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Gox Box can communicate through TCP/IP access (client/server networking).
 

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You can turn on a Gox Box feature to save all messages you send and receive.
 

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You can click on other people's names in the chat text to select only their names in the list of users.  You can press <control> when you click to add their names to the current recipients. 
 

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You can select multiple users in the users list by holding down <shift> or <control> when you choose their names from the list.
 

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You can send reminders by typing a message and choosing the recipients, then right-clicking on the "Send!" button and choosing "Send Later..."

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Features in Gox Box 2.1d

Better Experience:

bulletGox Box has a fresh look for Windows XP users.
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You can now clear some of your Gox Box messages while keeping others. Simply select the messages you want to clear, right-click, and choose "Clear Selected Messages."

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If you frequently send messages to a specific user or to a specific group of users, you can have Gox Box automatically select these users for you. Right-click on the selected users and choose to "Select these users whenever I open Gox Box".

Better Control:

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You can optionally remove the "(All Users)" option.

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You can use a different visual notification for messages sent to all users. 

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You can choose a custom sound to play when a message arrives. This sound can be played once, or it can be played repeatedly until Gox Box is opened.

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Features in Gox Box 2.1b

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Faster log viewer.  The log viewer opens up to ten times faster than before.
 

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Richer log viewer.  You can choose how many logged messages you want to read.  The messages always include the date they were sent (advanced users can customize this).

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Nicer notification.  Gox Box can optionally flash the taskbar when you get a new message, then pop up after thirty seconds.


 
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Easier upgrades.  If you have designated a copy of Gox Box as the server, you can upgrade that copy of Gox Box, and all client copies of Gox Box will prompt to upgrade.

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Features in Gox Box 2.1b

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Faster log viewer.  The log viewer opens up to ten times faster than before.
 

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Richer log viewer.  You can choose how many logged messages you want to read.  The messages always include the date they were sent (advanced users can customize this).

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Nicer notification.  Gox Box can optionally flash the taskbar when you get a new message, then pop up after thirty seconds.


 
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Easier upgrades.  If you have designated a copy of Gox Box as the server, you can upgrade that copy of Gox Box, and all client copies of Gox Box will prompt to upgrade.

 

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Tips and Tricks

bulletClick the red coffee cup in the lower right corner of your screen, then click the "Options..." button in the upper right corner of Gox Box.  From there, you are able to customize many different aspects of Gox Box.

Advanced users may want to read how to create a custom prefix.
 

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If you receive a web site address or a file name that is not underlined, you can open the file by selecting the file name, right-clicking, and choosing Open.
 

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Make Gox Box larger or smaller by dragging the "gripper bar" in the bottom, right-hand corner of the window.
 

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To erase current messages, right-click on any one of them and choose Clear All.

 
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