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What software can I download free to let me know if my friend signs in on their computer. They always know when I am online but I cant see if they are and they always appear offline but if I appear offline they still know I am on the computer. How do I download such a software of program to see if my friend is online? How can I check to see if a... Read full answer
What software can I download free to let me know if my friend signs in on their computer. They always know when I am online but I cant see if they are and they always appear offline but if I appear offline they still know I am on the computer. How do I download such a software of program to see if my friend is online? How can I check to see if a friend on my contact list is really offline or not.
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Tech Support Specialist: bytestream, Computer Systems Analyst replied 12 years ago
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Hello, rose,

Well it's like this. First you both have to be signed on to the same network, such as AIM or MSN. Depending on which messenger you are using, you can set the messenger to tell you if someone is online -- and you can 'hide' yourself.

Seems to me that you are looking at a situation like AIM's Buddy list. You can add any friends' AIM usernames or even user IDs of other networks. Then, under Preferences, you can have AIM make a sound and/or a pop-up message to tell you when someone on your buddy list signs on.

If you need more information, let us know the network being used. But easiest -- find out what settings your friend is using!

 

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