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Blocking obtrusive emojs

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Desktop Telegram is a wonderful communication medium with a couple of drawbacks : 1. The creators of it do not answer the questions that they enable being asked, and 2. The window with Emojs, Stickers and Gifs infuriatingly keeps covering over the chat window - it has to be constantly cancelled to continue chat. It is because of the first drawback that I am here posing my question about the second. I don't use, want or need emojs etc, so my experience of Telegram would be greatly enhanced, if the 'popping up' of that window could be prevented - as distinct from remedied. Any ideas ?
 
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Desktop Telegram is a wonderful communication medium with a couple of drawbacks : 1. The creators of it do not answer the questions that they enable being asked, and 2. The window with Emojs, Stickers and Gifs infuriatingly keeps covering over the chat window - it has to be constantly cancelled to continue chat. It is because of the first drawback that I am here posing my question about the second. I don't use, want or need emojs etc, so my experience of Telegram would be greatly enhanced, if the 'popping up' of that window could be prevented - as distinct from remedied. Any ideas ?
hm I use telegram (imo the best service of this type) what exactly do you mean by popping up? you mean in the general chat window or some kind of alert?

EDIT:: I took a peek at my settings (since I dont get the window you are talking about) and I think you might be talking about the windows notifications. Telegram actually does have several settings for this notifications and emoji's in general. By selecting the pip bars at the top left if you scroll down the configuration menu you will get to this.



Windows notifications which I have disabled at the square "pop up" notifications that generally open at the corners of your screen (though the position is configurable) by shutting those off you should not get these boxes.

If you scroll even further down. You get the following emoji options.



You can manipulate what the emojis do and how they show. if you for example uncheck "Replace Emoji" it will not auto convert things like : ) to :) you can also manipulate the "stickers" as well. simply click on the sticker button in a chat and select the cog. there you can delete packs you may have accidentally installed as well as those that are enabled.
 
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hm I use telegram (imo the best service of this type) what exactly do you mean by popping up? you mean in the general chat window or some kind of alert?

EDIT:: I took a peek at my settings (since I dont get the window you are talking about) and I think you might be talking about the windows notifications. Telegram actually does have several settings for this notifications and emoji's in general. By selecting the pip bars at the top left if you scroll down the configuration menu you will get to this.



Windows notifications which I have disabled at the square "pop up" notifications that generally open at the corners of your screen (though the position is configurable) by shutting those off you should not get these boxes.

If you scroll even further down. You get the following emoji options.



You can manipulate what the emojis do and how they show. if you for example uncheck "Replace Emoji" it will not auto convert things like : ) to :) you can also manipulate the "stickers" as well. simply click on the sticker button in a chat and select the cog. there you can delete packs you may have accidentally installed as well as those that are enabled.
hm I use telegram (imo the best service of this type) what exactly do you mean by popping up? you mean in the general chat window or some kind of alert?

EDIT:: I took a peek at my settings (since I dont get the window you are talking about) and I think you might be talking about the windows notifications. Telegram actually does have several settings for this notifications and emoji's in general. By selecting the pip bars at the top left if you scroll down the configuration menu you will get to this.



Windows notifications which I have disabled at the square "pop up" notifications that generally open at the corners of your screen (though the position is configurable) by shutting those off you should not get these boxes.

If you scroll even further down. You get the following emoji options.



You can manipulate what the emojis do and how they show. if you for example uncheck "Replace Emoji" it will not auto convert things like : ) to :) you can also manipulate the "stickers" as well. simply click on the sticker button in a chat and select the cog. there you can delete packs you may have accidentally installed as well as those that are enabled.




Solaris17 - Thanks for alerting me to IMO - I'll try it out. 'In the general chat window' YES, c.f. the attachment. 'Some kind of alert' Well, it alerts one to the possibility of inserting emojs etc. I have looked at all the settings you mention - in fact I have UNticked 'Use windows notification' and I still get my general chat window constantly covered over by the pesky emoj/gif/sticker 'offer'; Your suggestion about emoj manipulation are interesting but beg my question as how to prevent them from offering altogether.
I have noticed that the emoj/gif/sticker window pops up whenever the mouse cursor brushes the smiley in the chat entry box - however THAT is NOT the problem, as that window disappears when the cursor moves away from the smiley. My objection is to the need to click on the smiley to close that window, so something other than brushing the smiley triggers the lasting display of the objectionable window.
I have attached a snapshot as large as I could make it. It shows at the bottom, the unobstructed text entry box containing the smiley-on-the-right, but the covering/obscuring of the messages that I am replying to.
 

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hm that I actually dont have an answer for none of the emoji windows stay open for me when I move my mouse away.
 
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