General preferences

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UI Language

Which language you want to view the user interface in. The options for this are:

  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch
  • English
  • English (US)
  • French
  • Croatian
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brasil)
  • Spanish
  • Russian

Character Set

Which character set the client uses for textual data. By default UTF-8 is chosen. The options for this are:

  • UTF-8
  • Big 5
  • ISO-8859-(1 through 9, 13, & 15)
  • Windows125(0 through 8)


There are two options to save PMs to logs and saving Channels to logs.


Alerts are little messages (* People said stuff!) that become the title of the page when you are away from it. This section has two preferences.

Window alert flashes
How many times the title should change before resting as [People Said Stuff!]
Alert Period
How long each flash should be up, measured in milliseconds (or 1000 equals one second)


#users on channel tabs
After the channel name, puts in parenthesis number of users in channel.
Allow incoming PMs
If you ever want to turn off private messages, this is a great way to do so.
Allow remote chat moderate
Auto Away Message
If you want a message for when you are auto-away. Some may find it annoying though. Leave it blank for no message.
Auto Away Time
Measured in seconds, the amount of time before Mibbit calls you away. Turn it to 0 to be off, 3600 for an hour, and 86400 for a day.
Auto AwayBack
If you type a message when you are away, it sets you as back.
Blur received PMs
Don't autofocus new PMs. Useful only if Focus New Channels is set.
Click on nicks to insert (IRC)
When enabled, allows you to click on a nickname in the chat pane, and have that nickname be inserted into the input bar
Confirm navigate away 
Sends a javascript alert asking if you really want to leave the client.
Errors to active tab
Confirm Server Disconnect
Puts up a javascript alert if a server disconnects on you. It is best to have this option off if you don't like javascript alerts, or if you are going to be away from the computer for an extended amount of time (as if it's up too long, Mibbit logs out)
Focus new channels
New channels and new queries are automatically changed to become the active tab.
Notices To Active Tab
If a server notice happens on the server you are in, it goes to the tab you are active in. If you aren't in that server, it goes to the server tab. Channel invites are one type of these notices.
Show closers on blurred tabs


Color of arrows in tab bar.
Color behind the tab bar or tab list.
Default coloring of tabs
Default border 
Default border color of tabs.
Choose size and font family for tab text.
Left tabs width 
Width of tab list.
Tabs on left 
Shows a tab list instead of a tab bar.
Tab spacing
Tab padding
Text color of active tab
Text (activity)
Text color of inactive tab if there is a new message in it.
Text (activity me)
Text color of inactive tab if your nickname is mentioned.
Text (inactive)
Test color of inactive tab if no new messages.