This is a collection of frequently asked questions and their answers. Some of the answers are not yet written. In these cases please ask in the matrix room
The password that can access the key backup is called the recovery key and is very long, starts with a capital E and should be saved or printed after setup. Since this password is hard to remember in everyday life (e.g. when you are on the road, want to have a look at Matrix, but only have access to other computers) you can think of a (easy to remember) passphrase from which the recovery key can be calculated (in the browser/client) before trying to “open” the key backup.
In fact, the status bar is a popular test of the seriousness of hyperlinks you are trying to click on. In the Desktop Client element this is not possible, similar to the mobile clients. Here you can only right-click on the link and check the presented target page for seriousness.
With the matrix.to link, which you can see under the i for the room properties and another click on “Share room”.
With the matrix.to link, which you can see under the i for the room properties and a further click on “Part room” and an exchange of the front matrix.to with matrix.tu-dresden.de
Yes, but it is an experimental feature right now. It will be available for everybody in a few weeks: https://github.com/vector-im/element-web/issues/1945
No, threads like in Mattermost or Slack are currently not existing in Matrix. The developers of Element are aware of this topic and planed it for future release. To get more information, follow their roadmap: https://github.com/vector-im/roadmap/projects/1
All persons creating a room are administrative persons and are responsible for the room. Matrix is not yet designed for the exchange of thousands of members at the university. Should a central room be needed one day, its establishment and maintenance would certainly be the responsibility of the Rectorate and the Department of “Strategy & Communication”.
Unfortunately this is not possible in Element. As a workaround, you can mark the room as a favorite and notice yourself that your own favorites should be looked at again.
Often Element does not have the rights to access the webcam and microphone. These can be assigned in the system settings under Security and Privacy.
Mass invite by E-Mail is currently not supported in Element. If you want to mass invite, please send an request via the servicedesk, so we can assist. You can invite 100 people by their ZIH username yourself.
No, this is not possible. Rooms can be part of multiple communities. Therefore the access permission will be set on room based level.
With the Element Desktop client, you can only manage one Matrix-Account right now. But it is possible to start several Element-windows with different Matrix-Accounts, also within your Autostart-settings of your computer. Therefore, you need to change (or create additional) execution commands to open a specific profile:
element-desktop --profile PROFILE_NAME
So you can place several Element-Starters in your Autorstart, with different profile names, e.g. –profile TUD or –profile Private. Unfortunately, both opened windows will appear with the same Icon in the Indicator-Applet. But therefore, a solution will upcome soon, for sure…