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The Editbox is where you type messages to channels and users, it can also be used to type commands.
Typing a command with one forward slash /command parameters executes a built-in command, scripted identifier or a plugin command.
Typing a command with two forward slashes //command parameters evaluates the parameters before executing a built-in command, scripted alias or a plugin command.
Editbox supports spellchecking, see Spellcheck for a installation guide.
The Edibox have a history of previously sent messages/commands which you can cycle through using the UP or DOWN key, if the Editbox currently have multiple lines, you must press ALT + UP / DOWN instead, this is so you can use UP / DOWN to move the cursor between the lines.
By default each Editbox have it's own history, this can be changed to using a global history for all Editboxes in Editbox Options.
The Editbox supports various tab completions including nick completions using the TAB key, see Tabcomplete for more information.
See https://dev.adiirc.com/boards/5/topics/1302 for tab completing spellchecking.
See Editbox Options for available options.
Using scripts to extend Editbox features¶
It's possible to respond to pressing enter using the on INPUT event.
It's possible to respond to tab completion/tab key the on TABCOMP event.
Check the Scripting Forums for examples.
Using plugins to extend Editbox features¶
Typing and then selecting a nick and then pressing CTRL + Space opens the nicklist menu for that nick, otherwise opens the Editbox right-click menu.
See also Shortcuts, there are many relevant to the Editbox.
When typing or pasting characters not available in the specified font, they will appear as empty squares, there is no known workaround yet.
When using spellchecking, the Editbox switches to a custom undo/redo stack it is not as intelligent as the built-in stack (it only allows undo one typed character at the time), there will be some improvements in the future.