WARNING: When you need to go away or afk for a bit during a show, just announce it in the show chat. Do not use Away or Unavailable during a show. And turn off your Away timeout during shows so that you don’t hang your head down during a show.

To turn off auto-away during a show, perform the following steps:

  1. Open Preferences with Control-P.
  2. Click the General tab.
  3. Change the Away timeout drop-down picklist to never.
  4. Click OK.

To set Away or Unavailable manually, perform the following steps:

  1. In the menu bar, click Comm and then click Online status.
  2. Click the status to toggle.

Customize your /away message

You can customize your /away message easily.

/away gesture

You usually start with an /away gesture. But if you’ve deleted it, you can re-create it with the following steps:

  1. Open the Gestures window with Control-G.
  2. Click the plus sign to create a new gesture.
  3. Change the Description to Away.
  4. Change the Trigger to /away. Do not forget the slash, or every time you type the word away you’ll be set to Away status.
  5. Click Start Animation in the Steps: area.
  6. Change the Animation to play drop-down menu to Away.
  7. Select the Active checkbox.
  8. Click the Save button.

When you type /away in chat, you’ll be set to Away status.


Want an /afk gesture too?

Just copy the /away gesture you created and change the Trigger to /afk.