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Smuxi is an Irssi-inspired, flexible, user-friendly and cross-platform IRC client for sophisticated users, targeting the GNOME desktop.

The special feature of Smuxi is that it can be used like the typical irssi+screen combo. The IRC session can run on a server (using `smuxi-server') and a frontend (like `smuxi-frontend-gnome') then can connect to that. The frontend can then be detached and re-attached at some later point without losing any IRC connections or messages.

Similar to Quassel IRC, it therefore allows users to split the frontend from the backend which manages the actual connections to the IRC servers.

 Smuxi 0.9

Free to download



Mirco Bauer, Jeffrey Richardson, Giacomo Di Ciocco


System Requirements
Mono 1.2.6
Gtk~ 2.8

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Features include:

  • GTK+ frontend
  • GNOME frotnend
  • Multiplexed engine
  • Multiple user support
  • Multiple server connections
  • Nick colors which are identical across channels and networks
  • Caret Mode - allows users to navigate through the output buffer using the cursor keys. The idea is taken from Firefox
  • Themeing with colors and fonts
  • Configurable tray-icon support
  • Optional stripping of colours and formattings
  • Controlling tabs with "/window" command
  • CTCP support
  • Channel search
  • Nick name completion
  • alt+# hotkey ("1" to "0" and "q" to "p") for tabs
  • Full Keyboard Control
  • Message / Command History
  • Configurable Command Character
  • Quick Connect Dialog (simply connect to any server)
  • Open / Join Chat Dialog
  • Find Group Chat Dialog
  • Sorted and Reoderable Tabs
  • Colors are checked and adjusted for optimium contrast
  • Clickable URLs
  • Word Wrapping
  • Configurable Highlight Words
  • Markerlines which divide old messages from new messages
  • Toggle-able menubar
  • Full screen mode
  • Themeing Support
    • Configurable Font
    • Foreground / Background Color
    • Userlist Position
    • Tab Colors / Position
    • Configurable Timestamps
    • Configurable Tray-Icon Support

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