Master the Interface

In this chapter, I cover the many Slack interface controls that you see often. Once you are familiar with their functions, where to find them, and how to use them, you are ready to dive into the next chapters.

Most desktop apps take advantage of interface conventions and system menus provided by the operating system, but for the most part, Slack’s desktop apps don’t: they’re very much like the web app. Thus, a Control-click or right-click in Slack’s Mac and Windows apps has no real effect—though it may bring up a Back or Copy command, as if you were in a web browser. The system menus, such as File and Edit, contain almost nothing. Choose Slack > Preferences in macOS, and it opens the custom settings view in the native app. ...

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