There are some notable AdiIRC features.



1 - Nick Column

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Nick Column in action

Nick Column feature automatically right-aligns the nicks in messages buffer area.

Nick Column options

The column can be customized in several ways: Auto expand, width, visible, hidden, locked and color.

See also /nickcolumn && /window -qN.


2 - Search Options

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Options search filter

AdiIRC has a lot of options, when trying to find an option, you can use the search field to find a match or narrow down the list.

See also Options Dialog, /options, /config, /setoption, /setconfig.


3 - Advanced Highlights

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Highlights options

Highlights options in AdiIRC allows great control of when/who/what to highlight.

See also Highlights Options.

Edit Highlight options

Limit to specific network; Custom colors, RGB colors; Regex for powerful match; Sounds; Tray tip message and run command, both supporting scripting, and more.

Ignore highlights interface

Ignore highlights from bad users and specific channels, a must have feature.

Highlight Alert notice example


4 - System Information

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System Information customization

Information about your system hardware is integrated into AdiIRC and fully customizable for quick sharing.

See also Sysinfo Options.

Statusbar bandwidth monitoring

Statusbar bandwidth monitoring widget


5 - Colors

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Full colors list

Extensive colors customization for almost any aspect of GUI interface.

See also Colors Options.

Colors context menu

Context menu makes it easy to copy/paste/reset colors.

Colors output example

Support for RGB colors over IRC.

See also Formatting text.


6 - Highlight matching lines when hovering nicks

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Highlight nick messages lines

Excellent feature to highlight messages by the same nick. The colors are customizable.


7 - Custom Fonts Everywhere

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All fonts options

Menubar? Editbox? Statusbar? Messages? Every element has it's own custom font option.

See also Fonts Options, /font.


8 - Awesome Editbox

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Editbox options

Editbox (the field where you type messages) in AdiIRC is very powerful. It supports undo after evaluate scripting $identifiers; Can save and restore history for any window between session; It is possible to merge history of all windows to act as a global unified list; Tabcomplete order and auto suffix append, eg. nick: ; And more.

See also Editbox Options.


9 - Links Control

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Links options

Links warning popup

Control over links where other apps lacks options. Open by single or double click, colors and underline toggle, open in custom browser instead of the system default brower, prompt before opening.

See also Links Options && /url.


10 - Events Control

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Global Events Control options

Global, Options -> Events.

Treebar per channel Events Control <=> Events Control per channel

Per channel, Right click channel name on tree/switchbar -> Events.

Default = follow global events config.
In Channel = display the event in respective channel.
Is Status = display the event in network status window.
Hide = disable display output completely.

The hidden events can still being logged if enabled in logging options.

Extensive list of most commons irc events for easy control where to display or just suppress them. Global config and per channel is supported.

See also Events Options, Scripting Events, $eventtarget.


11 - Auto Update

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Check for updates options

New update notification

AdiIRC has built in check for new versions automatically and allows you to install them with just two clicks. No pain manually replacing files or click through installer prompts!

If you want to permanently skip the update, just click the Skip this version button, it will then notify you only when the next version/build is out.

See also Check for updates options && /betaup.


12 - Nick Colors

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Nick Colors options

Nick Colors examples

Random nick colors is one of the best features an IRC client could have. In AdiIRC two algorithm are available, one based on limited 0-15 mIRC colors, like most other clients, and one more advanced using extended RGB colors palette. It is also possible to define fixed colors for nicks and other various rules such as user status, idle time, etc.

See also Nick Colors Options && $nick.

Random Nick Colors on nicklist

Random nick colors applied to nicklist.


13 - Spell Checker

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Spell Checker

Spell Checker is a basic feature in AdiIRC, easy to use, manage and download dictionary languages. Adding custom words also is supported.

See also Spellcheck.


14 - Powerful Server List Manager

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Powerful Server List Manager

ServerList in AdiIRC is very powerful.


- Favorites networks;
- Built in list of popular networks for easy pick;
- Various auto login methods, including SASL;
- Delay control for autojoin channels and between joins;
- Option to prioritize IPV6;
- Custom label on Treebar;
- Run commands on connect;
- Auto regain nick;
- Quit message per server;
- Proxy per server;
- Support for all modern types of SSL protocols, even TLS 1.2 and also client certificates.
- And much more to discover.

See also Serverlist Dialog, /serverlist, /server, /quicksave.


15 - Now Playing Info

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Now Playing Info supported players

Now Playing Info for popular players is integrated in AdiIRC.

See also Media Player Options, /np && On SONG event.

Now Playing Info statusbar widget

Statusbar widget, double clicking it sends the now playing info to the active window. An easy way to share with your friends what you are listening to.

Now Playing Info output example

Channel action output example.

Now Playing Info output tags customization

Output is totally customizable by identifiers tags.

Now Playing Info toolbar control buttons

Toolbar control buttons for supported players.

Now Playing Info playlist search

Playlist search in supported players for quick changing music.


16 - Nicklist Control

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Nicklist options

Already is a cliché to say AdiIRC is very customizable, the nicklist follow the same principle. Some highlights:

- Allow select multiple nicks just clicking on them.
- Autohide.
- Remove or enable user nick status prefix, it's your decision.
- Coloring prefix and nick separately is possible. Eg. @nick.
- Scrollbars visible/hidden/autohide.
- Position left/right/off.
- Sort by prefix or alphabetically.
- And more to discovery, such as colors, custom font, font weight, parsed tooltips, spacing, etc.

See also Nicklist Options, /nicklist.


17 - Scripting Nicklist Tooltip

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Nicklist Tooltip example

Nicklist Tooltip does parse full scripting, then display useful nick info on mouse over is pretty easy. The example code is available on boards.

See also Nicklist Tooltip Options.

Nicklist Tooltip options

Nicklist tooltip field to customize content. All Scripting Identifiers are available.


18 - Nicklist Buttons

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Nicklist Buttons overview

Custom nicklist buttons powered by scripting! Making quick actions is easy as pie. Buttons can be toggled in Menubar -> View.

See also Show Nicklist Buttons.


19 - Custom Icons Everywhere

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Icons options

Network favicon

Most icons in AdiIRC can be customized.

Network website icon can be fetched if enabled.

See also Icons Options, /icon.

Nicklist icons options

Several rules to set custom nicklist icons.

Custom toolbar icons

Custom toolbar icons? sure.

See also /toolbar.

Custom menu icons

Custom menu icons? why not!

See also $menuicon.

Custom statusbar icons

Custom statusbar icons? Absolutely yes!

See also /statusbar.

Treebar custom icons

Treebar custom icons.

Nicklist custom icons

Nicklist custom icons.


20 - Full Featured Statusbar

Statusbar toggle options

Statusbar customized by scripting

AdiIRC comes with a few standard widgets, custom widgets can be added through scripting.

In screenshot above is an example of many custom items, most using unicode chars to simulate icons.

Fore more info see /statusbar, $statusbar, Statusbar Options.


21 - Custom Menu Items on Menubar

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Custom menu items on menubar

Customizing Menubar in AdiIRC is quite simple by scripting.

For more info see /menubar, $menubar.


22 - Menu Editor

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AdiIRC menu editor

In addition to customizing menus by standalone scripts, also there is an editor to change and preview default menus.

It is accessible in Menubar -> Tools -> Edit Menus.

Standard menus are: Status, Channel, Query, Nicklist, Menubar, ChannelLink, Link.

Also see /edit -m, Scripting Menus, /showmenu, $style, $menu, $menuicon, $menutype, $submenu, $invitemenu, $encodingmenu, $slapsmenu, $bname.


23 - Emoticons Draw

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Emoticons images

Custom emoticons images turns your irc much more fun. =)

For more info see Emoticons Options, $emoticons, $imagechar.


24 - Monitoring Panels

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Monitoring Panels options

Monitoring panels dockable to any side of interface alone or integrated to more panels.

Sticked panels are excluded from F2 toggle hotkey. As usual, there are several options to customize them, such as logging to disk, max buffer, exclude channels, colors and more.

See also Monitor Panels Options, /dockpanels, $dockpanels.

Monitoring Panels demonstration

Rearranging panels by drag and drop.


25 - Themes Manager

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Themes manager previews

Themes manager for easy preview, load and save. Including latest MTS revision themes support.

See also /themes.

Export/save theme interface

Export/save theme interface. Bundle any kind of supported resources, such as icons, background images, scripts, emoticons, sounds, etc.

Share your custom made themes on the boards.

Load theme interface

Load theme interface.


26 - Scripting Engine

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Scripts Editor

Editor search panel

AdiIRC has a powerful scripting language which can be used to extend/change the clients behavior.

It's modeled after the popular mIRC scripting language, aka MSL.

The whole language is documented at Scripting wiki and also distributed in a CHM help file on each new stable release.

The editor is friendly and feature rich.

See also /scripts.

Don't forget to share scripts you wrote with the community on the boards.


27 - Background Images

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Background image options

Continuing with the high level of interface customization, there is the list of places where you can set custom background images. And plus, you can set custom bg per window. Also an interesting feature, is the transparent background option that grabbles your desktop wallpaper to simulate the transparency.

See also Backgrounds Options, /background.


28 - Away Control

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Away options

Fine grain away adjustments. Auto enable on idle time, change nick, settings per network, back on typing, notify channel/query, run commands and more.

See also Away Options, /away, /back.


29 - Logging

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Eternalize your conversations on IRC by logging to disk. AdiIRC offers various advanced options, so you don't miss a thing in your IRC experience.

See also Logging Options.


30 - Logs Manager

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Logs Manager

Complete logs manager and viewer is integrated on AdiIRC.

See also Logs Dialog, /viewlog, /log, /logs, /logview, /paths -l, $log, $logdir, $logstamp, $logstampfmt.


31 - DCC Transfers

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DCC options

Full featured DCC tranfers with native SSL support!

DCC transfers panel

DCC transfer context menu

All transfer together in a panel.

See also Dcc Options, /dcc, $dccignore, $dccport.


32 - Hotkeys For All Tastes

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AdiIRC Shortcuts

Plenty default hotkeys for keyboard lovers. And more, AdiIRC makes it wildly simple to extend shortcuts for any action and or override default one through powerful scripting.

Check out Default Hotkeys List and custom scripting instructions, On KEYDOWN && On KEYUP events.



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Updated by Per Amundsen about 7 years ago · 126 revisions

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