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Connecting to a server
Joining channels
Sending messages
Keeping track of people
Customization and settings
Using DCC
IRC commands


The user list

The user list shows the population of the channel. It's normally placed along the right side of a window that contains channels, but it can also be moved to the left side with the preference in the Windows preference panel.

When the user list is attached to a window it will show the members of the channel that is active in that particular window. Each window has an active channel but since only one window can be selected there is only one active and selected channel

It can also be moved into its own window so that there is only ont user list which then is shared among all the channels. In that case it will display the members of the selected channel.

The users in the user list are colored according to their status in the channel. A channel operator will be displayed in red, a voiced user will be green, an IRC operator will be purple, and regular users with no special privileges will be black. These colors can be changed in the User list preference panel. If you hold the mouse over an item in the user list you will get a help tag with additional information.

The term "voiced user" means that the user has the privilege of speaking in a moderated channel (channel modes are explained in chapter intermediate IRC commands). Normally the channel members are sorted alphabetically, but you have the option of sorting them by status as well. This way IRC operators come first, followed by channel operators, voiced users and normal users.

An IRC operator is someone responsible for the maintenance of an IRC server.

On some IRC networks there are additional classes of operators. The person that founded the channel may have right above those of ordinary operators, and be called a SuperOp. Similarly, some channel members may be probationary operators, and have limited rights. Such users are called HalfOps. The colors for all these classes of users can be set in the user list preference panel.

The user list supports contextual menus. Contextual menus are menus that pop up if you hold down the control key while clicking on a user in the list.

You can select multiple users and the menu choice will then be applied to all that are selected.

In the Click preference panel you can control what happens when you double click on a user in the list. Normally the nickname of user that you double click on will be added to the input field but you can also specify a command to run upon the double click. The default command will open a query window which is a special kind of window, intended for a private conversation with that person.

The command button area is below the user list. Command buttons can be used to apply a command to selected users in the user list.

The command buttons are enabled when there is a selection in the user list. You can add, delete or edit the command buttons by using the Customize item from the tools menu.

The size of the command button area can be changed by dragging the divider. Snak will display as many command buttons as it can in the available area, but if the area is too small there may be buttons that are not shown.

The order of the command buttons is determined by the order in the table in the Customize dialog. You can change the order by dragging the table items around.


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