the Newbie friendly YEmoteLE How To Tutorial
- Easy smiley selection
- Quick quotes (can be replaced with your own)
- Keep the talk button pressed with voice functions
- Chat room quick navigation (up/down)
Download from http://www.tiptree.me.uk/YEmoteLE-Install.exe
File Size: 1.5mb
More information and download from [here]
Andy's Support forum [here]
Click on the link to download YEmote, remember which directory you saved it to, close all running applications like Yahoo Messenger, AV programs
Double click the install file (YEmoteLE-Install.exe) and follow the prompts...
once installation is complete, re-enable previous programs (AV etc), then trot along to Start > (All) Programs > YEmoteLE > YEmoteLE
and click to launch
The first thing you'll notice is the YEmote icon sitting on your screen, don't worry if it's not in the ideal position for you, just place your mouse over the icon, click (don't release) then drag it to more suitable location. I keep mine in the top right hand corner of my screen, just to the left of the minimize, maximize and close buttons.. nice and handy yet tucked out of the way, then I just drag and position it when and where needed :)
I know a few you have run into grief with accidentally dragging / loosing it off the sides of your screen and not being able to bring it back.. if this happens to you don't fret, just right click the YE icon in your system tray, go up to Reset window position and select from either Top Left, Top Right, Bottom Left or Bottom Right (bottom left is often a good position as it will sit directly above your start button and you can't miss it).. tada!, all things back to normal :)
The best thing since sliced bread is of course the Easy Smiley selection that YEmote LE offers and with Yahoo Messenger v6 coming jam packed with 79 smileys, YEmote is really a "must have" program.... unless of course your a whizz at remembering all 79 of the smiley keycombinations.. at which point I bow to your greatness ;) Now if you're settling in for a good old chat via Yahoo Messenger and you don't want to keep popping the YEmote smiley selection window open all the time then use the "Keep Open" option (bottom right hand corner of the main YEmote window) as it's a read bonus. Once you have this checked, then stay in the bottom right hand corner, move your mouse slightly to the right, hover over "resize", click (don't release) and then squish or expand the window to a suitable size so that's its not in the way or encroaching on your desktop space.
Easy Smiley Selection...
Pop open your Yahoo message window, spring open YEmote
click in your IM window where you want the smiley to appear
take your mouse up to YEmote
click on the smiley.. Tada!! in pops the smiley keycombo, hit send and you're done :)
Biggest issue we're hearing about is that you're clicking and clicking and clicking the YEmote smileys and nothing is happening... chances are...
1. You haven't clicked inside the IM window where you want the smiley to appear, go back, re-click where you want the smiley positioned, you should see your cursor line blinking at you.. now click on the smiley in YEmote
2. You've got more than one IM session (window) currently running, if you have a poke around chances are the last click you made was in another window and all your clicking, clicking and clicking put the keycombos in that window, not the one you wanted to.. so as per number 1, re-select the correct IM window, and click inside the text field area and try again
3. Your IM window looses focus when you click on the smiley in YEmote, try using the "Keep Open" option (bottom r/hand corner of the main YEmote window).
4. YEmote is having a bit of a burp, close it down (right click the YE icon in your system tray, left click Exit YEmote) and restart it (Start > (All) Programs > YEmoteLE > YEmoteLE), then try again.
The layout of the smileys in the selection window is cool, it includes all 79 of the latest Yahoo! smileys .. but me being me, I do like things set up a particular way and if I can customize something you can safely bet your morning coffee I would have done exactly that and all before the coffee has had a chance to go cold.. and the great thing about YEmote is that you can rearrange the layout of the smileys to suit your own personal preferences... so reorder I did :)
The picture to the right is the default layout of the smileys YEmoteLE, all 79 smileys are there and accounted for, but due to the way I use the smileys (and which ones I like the most) I found I was either constantly scrolling up and down YEmoteLE (having resized it to fit on my desktop without taking encroaching on space) or having to expand the window right out so that all were visible and just a single click away, but the problem with the latter was that YEmote then took up too much room on my desktop... so edit I did. For me personally I wanted the hidden / secret smileys easily accessible so I separated the secret from the standard, grouped them together and then added a title above so now when I launch YEmoteLE I just drag in the sides (using "resize" bottom r/hand corner) and scroll down so that only the secret are visible (pic to the left) yet it still contains all the Yahoo Smileys as per the original file included (I just scroll up or down to find them) and now my most used smileys are a single click away :)
If you want to do your own edited then....
Exit out of YEmoteLE
head to C:\Program Files\YEmote-LE
look for the file called anig.htm
pop it open in notepad (or any other html editor) and start rearranging the smiley layout to suit
once complete, save (retaining the file name anig.htm) then launch YEmoteLE again and tada! all done :)
Couple of tips...
- before you begin to edit anig.htm create a backup of it (right click on it, select copy, right click on a blank area inside the YEmote-LE folder, select paste) in case something goes astray and you need to replace it
- to check your progress while editing the file... double click on anig.htm (in C:\Program Files\YEmote-LE) so that you can view it in Internet Explorer, continue to edit in notepad (or whatever), hit save, hit refresh in Internet Explorer to reload the page and view your latest changes.
- each smiley inside anig.htm sits on it's own line, you need to cut from the start of <a href=.... all the way through to the end of the closing ...</a>
eg.. to move you need to grab all of....
<a href="1" onMouseOver="yi1.src='1.gif'"><img NAME="yi1" border="0" src="1.gif" alt="happy" onMouseover="boxOn('happy')" hspace="2" vspace="2" onMouseout="boxOff()"></a>
if you're up for a bit of a plonk with anig.htm or want to take my custom version for a spin you're more than welcome to use the files below....
btw... I also changed the original background colour and added a link to Andy's Support Forum :)
As with the Easy Smiley selection using the Custom (Quick) Quotes is very simple
Pop open your Yahoo message window, spring open YEmote
click in your IM window where you want the Quote to appear
take your mouse to YEmote, click on the Custom Quotes icon (bottom left of the main YEmote window)
up pops the selection of quotes, click on the one you wish to use
trot back to your YIM (you should see the quote in the IM text field)
hit Send and your done :)
yes, you can edit the quotes :)
again, very simple, just right click the YE icon in ur system tray and select Edit Custom Quotes...
left click the Info Menu icon and select Edit Custom Quotes
up pops the window (as shown to the right)
highlight the quote you wish to remove, and hit delete (on your keyboard)
if you have a quote ready to roll out from your clipboard just right click on the (now blank) field, select paste
or manually enter text you wish to use
tada!, all done :)
yes, you can use smileys in your quotes (remember you're limited to 6 smileys in any single IM message)
yes, you can have loooong ones... haven't tested the actual length in YEmote LE but I'm a bit of a long quote person and have some awfully hefty ones packed into YE so I don't think you'll run into any issues length wise :)
that's it, if you need help with the Chat room navigation, HaCkTeXt or voice options don't hesitate to swing past Andy's Forum for further information and assistance or you can trot past ours @ WackyB.com as we've got a few users who would be happy to lend a hand :)