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Welcome to KGS
Downloading and Installing CGoban, the KGS Client
CGoban Main Window
Introduction to KGS
KGS Plus
Tournaments
KGS on Androidâ„¢
Terms of Service
Admin Announcements
Newbie FAQ
Main KGS Window
Set Preferences
Server Stats
"New Game" Window
Game Window
Playing Games
Game Types
Supported Rule Sets
Supported Time Systems
Tagged Games
Rating System
Rating System Math
Main FAQ

Information for Help Editors
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Help Discussion
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Main KGS Window

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Introduction to KGS  |  Rooms Window:  screen-shot  text  |  Main Menu Bar:  File menu  Play Go menu  User menu  Rooms menu  Windows menu  KGS Plus menu  Help menu   |  Related Links


Introduction to KGS  

The rooms window is the first thing you see after logging in.  It has chat rooms, game lists, and menus that help you set up games.

Rooms Window


Rooms window screenshot
A tab for each room you have open
main menu bar
This tab is pale because it is the room you are now in
This tab is blue because someone has chatted in the room since you last looked
Four Buttons
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People in the room. Click to chat.
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Their ranks
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These icons indicate prizewinners, admins, etc.
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People above this line are my "buddies"
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An evented game
Game offers, in bold type
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The type of game: Rated, Free, etc.
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Games being played, in normal type
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You can move this bar up and down
The chat for the room
Unicode characters are supported
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This is where you type in your own chat. But please read the KGS Terms of Service first.
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The user saying this ought to read the escaper FAQ.
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The names of people making game offers
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Their ranks
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Descriptive game titles written by people offering games
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Black
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You can hover over games in this list for more information, and right-click to join a game or re-order the list
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You can right-click on any name in this list for a menu about the person and the list
Sliders, to let you see what else is in the panels
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Takes you to the top of this help page
Number of moves made in each game
Number of people watching each game

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Rooms Window

There is a tab for each of the rooms that you are in. Each room has the following parts:

Main Menu Bar

The main menu bar is at the top of the rooms window.

File menu

Play Go menu

User menu

Rooms menu

Windows menu

The Windows menu has a line for each KGS window that you have open. Clicking on the line transfers your focus to that window.

KGS Plus menu

Help menu



Related Links

Related Links

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