This toolbar helps you to utilize all the resouces from a single menu of the GameKnot chess community where you can play chess. The latest version of this toolbar is 1.4. First of all you need to have an account. It is free registration on http://gameknot.com/.
After downloading the GameKnot Toolbar setup file, you have to close all the Internet Explorer windows before installing. Once you finishined the installation process right-click anywhere on the Internet Explorer command toolbar and make sure there is a check mark next to "GameKnot Chess" (click on the menu item if there is not); If you wish to change the position of GameKnot Chess Toolbar by dragging the toolbar with your mouse by the "dotted" line to the left of the icon; if you can not do this you have to right-click anywhere on the Internet Explorer command toolbar and unmark "Lock the Toolbars" (click on the menu item if there is).
The options of the toolbar are describe below:
1.- Log in. Here you log in to Gameknot. It will show the welcome page were you can see your games in progress, start a new game, join a game, watch your buddy list or check your stats/profile page.
2.- My games. Here you have access to My active games, Join a game, Start a new game, Send a challenge, My past game history, My win/loss/draw table, Download active or past games (PGN:Portable Game Notation) or Postpone my games.
3.- Buddy list. Here you can edit your buddy list or add players.
4.- Messages. Here you can check you inbox or view your sent messages.
5.- My account. Here you have access to edit your rofile, preferences, buddy list, ignore list, upload you personal picture or customize your active game list
6.- Players. Here you can check your profile stats, who is currently online, view the Top Gameknot players
7.- Tournaments. Here you can check Mini tournaments, tournaments, upcoming tournaments or tournament rounds
9.- Chess League.
14.- Help (F.A.Q.).
15.- Log out.
One of the atractive things, you choose when to move and how often to move in your chess games. No need to finish each game in one sitting, it will be waiting for you whenever you have time. Also you can play several chess games online simultaneously, try different strategies and chess openings. No additional software to download, easy navigation.
- It will automatically notify you when it is your turn to move in any of the games or if you have any new messages
- To install the toolbar it is required to close all the Internet Explorer Windows. Also requires to add it manually with a right-click from the Command bar