Quick-n-Dirty d3ckin', or simply testing your d3ck
A fair bit of d3ck functionality requires two d3cks, so it can be hard to test much if you finally get your own running.
If your computer has a working video cam there is a simple way to test if video works, at least, and if you want to share your username & password with someone else, you can both login to the same d3ck and use its video capabilities.
The short version:
- login - pull down the video menu at the top and select Test/Host Local Video - grant camera permissions - login to the d3ck with the same or another browser, on the same or another computer - Select the Connect local d3ck option - grant camera permissions - Confidential video conferencing should fire up
The longer one follows....
Upon logging into your d3ck, you'll see something like a blank screen - at the top on the right-hand side there's a little video icon:
Clicking on the icon's tab/caret should pull down a menu with two items -
Test/Host Local Video Connnect local D3ck
Selecting the first (Test/Host...) should prompt you to grant permission to use your camera - in Firefox it pops up a little box that looks something like this:
Chrome has a thin strip between the page content and its menu bars, like:
If you permit them to, you should see your smilin' face in glorious color (well, unless you're hooked up to a 50's era Zenith TV or something) on the right-hand side of the screen, under the "Local" label.
A second window, browser, or person can login and select the 2nd button - "Connect local D3ck" - and you should see the final connection, something like -