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Per Amundsen, 04/28/2018 10:29 AM


The Editbox is where you type messages to channels and users, it can also be used to type commands.

Typing 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 slash //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 for tab completing spellchecking.


See Editbox Options for available options.

The colors can be changed in Options -> Colors -> Editbox.

The font can be changed in Options -> Fonts or through the /font command.

Using scripts to extend Editbox features

It's possible to respond to keydown/keydown events using the on KEYDOWN and on KEYUP events.

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.

The /editbox command and the $editbox identifier allows retrieving or changing the Editbox text and selection.

See also $spellcheck.


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.

Updated by Per Amundsen over 1 year ago · 3 revisions

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