People are always using functions and website and rarely ever really dig in to the settings for those websites; that goes for other sites like Facebook and Google, but today I was starting my Google+ hangout and saw the options for the camera.
The layout of Google+ hangouts has changed a bit, so it makes good sense to check on them periodically. What I found in the settings was odd…
To me it seemed retro; it was a connection speed selection…
From the Google+ hangouts main sreen, typically on the right hand side. You’ll see the option to Start A Hangout…
The selection waws for wither FAST CONNECTION or SLOW CONNECTION. I would have figured that by this time the way the Internet is the web applications of today would be detecting that option for you; especially from the old Internet users.
I wouldn’t really expect that option to stay there very long; I woulld expect to see a speed detection and optimization to be built right in to Google+ hangouts.
And if you are ever wondering, yes you need a plug-in to use Google+ hangouts with the browser. I enjoy the Google+ hangouts, they’re fun and the quality is good.
So, the point of the story is— don’t forget to check your settings.
Larry Henry Jr.
Google+ hangouts: Odd settings
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