UI:Input options

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The Input options area consists of three main sections. The first is an input box, and the second is a list of input options. The third is the Send button. Only the input box is required to be shown. The other two sections may be wholly removed for a cleaner interface.

Input Box

The input box is the place where both content and commands are placed.

Commands are started with a backslash (/) followed by the name followed by parameters, which are either optional or required. Twitter will not accept commands.

Content starts with any other character. Also, if a line starts with a double-backslash (//), that line will be treated as content with the first character as a backslash. This is an escape command that works on both Twitter and IRC tabs.

Input Options

The input options toolbar is located directly below the input bar textbox. Each option is a link that. Some of these features can be done as a command. Each of these options may be removed in preferences, under the Input bar section of the General Tab.

Smilies Menu


Opens up a bar showing all the smilies that an account has set. Clicking one of them closes the bar, and adds the text for the smilie into the input bar textbox.

Colors Menu


Opens up a bar showing the 15 colors that mIRC Color Codes allows. Clicking on one color makes the foreground (text) color change to the color that was chosen.

Translation Menu


Translates text to another language for the user. It can either change the language of your output (in the input bar textbox shown in top image of the page) or your the input (in the chat pane). This can be done using the commands /translateme <language> for your output and /translatethem <language> for your input.

Pastebin Menu

Mibbit includes a basic pastebin service for those who need it. The pastebin area opens up over the chat pane, so make sure to copy any text before opening it up. It tries to do syntax highlighting, even with pastes that are not code. Results vary wildly with it. When done, it puts a link into the input bar textbox. Can be opened with the /pastebin command.

Upload Menu

Mibbit also includes a basic file upload mechanism. The upload area opens up over the chat pane. There is a limit of 2MB for the file, though it can be of any filetype. When done, it puts a link into the input bar textbox. Can be opened with the /upload command.

Minify URL


Need a long url to be only a few characters? Mibbit also allows a quick version for this too. Put in a link, and it'll put in a (hopefully) shorter URL in the input bar textbox. Can also be done with the /minify <url> command.