Welcome to the YakYak wiki!
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Please see the read me for how to install in Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. An alternative method for Mac OS X is described below
Mac OS X (alternative)
Install with Homebrew:
brew tap caskroom/cask brew cask install yakyak
Add to Application Menu
To have the program auto start add a ".desktop" file like the to your
~/.config/autostart directory. You can make one like the following and place it in /usr/share/applications to have it show up in your "desktop environment" menus (Gnome, Unity, KDE).
#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Name=YakYak GenericName=YakYak Comment=Chat client for Google Hangouts Path=<path to yakyak install dir for cwd> Exec=<path to yakyak executable> Terminal=false Type=Application X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=true Icon=<path to logo file, e.g. <yakyak dir>/resources/app/icons/yakyak-logo.svg> Name[en_US]=YakYak Categories=Network;WebBrowser; StartupWMClass=yakyak
To have it auto start when you log in run
cd ~/.config/autostart/ ln -s /usr/share/applications/YakYak.desktop
Colored Emoji 👒 🎩 🙉 💟 🥇👍
Mac OS X 🍎
Install NotoColorEmoji to support color emojis
Homebrew installation method:
brew tap caskroom/fonts brew cask install font-noto-color-emoji
Colored emoji are only supported in Windows 8.1 and above, try installing NotoColorEmoji
It should have out of the box support, if there is any problem install
NotoColorEmoji using guidelines in googlei18n/noto-emoji#36
Specific distribution instructions can be found below.
Install and get more emoji
yaourt -S yakyak-git ttf-emojione-color
See the Contributing page for more information.
UI / Frontend
- Open the main window
- Click on YakYak menu item
- Click on Inspector
Debug as a web page in chrome by: introducing breakpoints in the code,
alert("some relevant message")
- Start by running YakYak via command line (see below)
- Add verbose messages and log it to the console with
Windows press Windows+R and then type cmd then press enter. Then navigate using the cd command (ex.
cd C:/Users/yourname/Downloads/YakYak), and start yakyak with
Linux open the terminal, depending on your operating system, usually ctr+alt+t and then using the cd command (ex.
cd /home/yourname/Downloads/YakYak), and start YakYak with the
If you are running a developer version, run
npm run electron app