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Last Updated: Mar 21, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

Widgets: Customizing Print Page

Selecting Options & Custom Fields

You have lots of options when customizing the look & feel

Let's run through the Options

  • Department Selection: allows your patrons view the default department or select a different one. 
  • Initial question: allows your patrons to enter a question before chatting begins.
  • Comments & ratings: allows your patrons to let you know how the chat session went, after the session's over.
  • Allow file uploads: allows your patrons to send you files, like screenshots.
  • Allow anonymous login: allows your patrons to chat with you anonymously.  
    • What to require a name? Now worries! Just uncheck this box.
  • Enable LibAnswers search: allows your patrons to search your LibAnswers site, when you are offline.

Custom Fields give you the chance to ask get some vital information fo from your patrons, before you begin the chat.


Customize the Look & Feel

Making changes to the widget's colors and text is as easy as clicking on the item you want change.

Then make changes in the pop-up that will appear.

Want to check out the full css file? It's here


Customizing the Slide-Out Tab Color

LibAnswers Widget

Add some customize CSS to change the background color!

Add the following CSS above your chat widget code. Enter your new hex color code in the italicized section below:

.lcs_chat_button {background-color: #hex_color!important; }


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