The General panel contains settings of a general nature. Each of the checkboxes
has an associated helptag with additional information.
The Reconnect when disconnected option will reconnect once if you get disconnected.
It will not automatically reconnect more than once to avoid you getting blocked
from the server.Once you successfully reconnect manually, the automatic reconnect
works for one disconnect.
Be careful about using the rejoin when kicked feature as it might get you banned
from the channel outright. There was probably a good reason you were kicked
in the first place. The other channel members are giving you a chance to cool
The "Open Query panel on private message" setting will open a panel
for a private message exchange when you receive a private message from someone.
Private messages and the query command is explained in private
messages and the query command
It can be problematic when a private message panel opens suddenly while you
are typing a message to someone else. If the panel is set to become active (not
the default choice) then the message will be sent to this panel when you press
The “Use crisp text on OS X” option turn off anti-aliasing of text
on OS X.