Main chat window (left)
The main chat window displays messages sent by the hub. You can chat with
other users in this "public area" by writing a message in the field below
the main chat and pressing either Enter or Alt+S to send your message. You
may also use /commands (send /help to list those
available). You can right click to the users' nicks to bring up the user
context menu described below.
Note; this is not the place to search for files. Open a Search
window to do that.
This window can be focused with Alt+C.
Main chat messages
Messages destined to the status bar can also be shown in the main chat,
depending on some options in Appearance settings: one general option to have useful status messages sent to the main
chat window (enabled by default), and one to control
whether spam messages should also be considered useful. Regardless of
these settings, status messages are always shown in the status
bar of the hub window.
Status messages are easy to spot: they start with three asterisks
(***); on the other hand, normal messages generally contain a
nick (either the name of an online user or a hub bot) printed between <
and >. A better description of the various status bar messages can be
Double-click on links (that start with http://, ftp://, www, etc) shown in
the chat window to open them with the registered browser/viewer software.
Users list (right)
List of users connected to the hub. You can right-click them to see the menu
options available for each.
Follow this link to see what the different icons mean.
The users list can be shown or hidden by using the checkbox available in the
bottom right of the hub window, in the status bar, right below the users
list filter. When that checkbox is checked, the users list is shown.
This window can be focused with Alt+U.
- The nicknames of the people currently connected to the hub.
- How much each person is sharing.
- How the people have described themselves.
- This shows information about what client they are using, how it's setup and
how many hubs they are in. For example a tag like this <++
V:705,M:A,H:1/2/3,S:4,O:5> indicates that they are using DC++, version
0.705. They are in active mode (as opposed to M:P for passive and M:5 for
Socks5 connection). They are unregistered in 1 hub, registered in 2 hubs
and operators in 3 hubs. They have 4 slots open. More slots will open if
they are all used and are uploading slower than 5kb/s. The complete
specification and history of the DC++ tag can be found here.
- The upload speed the user has.
- The IP adress of the user.
- The country code of the user (if available).
- Their E-Mail address. Normally blank or false.
- The users CID. This is a unique identifier of that person.
Context menu commands
- Get file list
- Download the file list of the selected users.
- Browse file list
- Download only the required pieces of the file lists of the selected users in
form of a partial file list. Note that you may not able to fully exploit
certain file list functions in a partial list window until you get the whole
list using the "Download full list" button.
- Match queue
- Matches the files in your download queue to the file lists of the selected
users. 2 files are considered to be the same if their TTH is the same. If
matches are found in one user's file list, she will be added as a source for
the relevant downloads.
- Send private message
- Open Private Message windows to chat privately with the selected users.
- Grant extra slot
- In addition to your regular upload slots, an extra upload slot will be given
to the selected users until the end of the current DC++ session.
- Remove user from queue
- Remove the selected users from the source list of all queued files. Pending
file list requests will be removed as well.
- Ignore chat
- Add user matching definitions (or modify existing ones, if possible) to
ignore chat messages from the selected users.
- Un-ignore chat
- Add user matching definitions (or modify existing ones, if possible) to stop
ignoring chat messages from the selected users.
- Copy user information
- Copy a few lines containing user information to the clipboard. The data may
include: the user's nick(s), her hub address(es), her IP, country, email,
CID (not exhaustive). When multiple users are selected, each user
information blob is separated with a blank line.
- Add to favorites
- Adds the selected users to your Favorite Users list.
- Allows copying the content of any column to the clipboard. An "All
command is available as well to gather all the columns in the
copied text (one column per
Shortcut to the "Get file list" command: Alt+G.
Shortcut to the "Send private message" command: Alt+P.
Users list filter (bottom right)
Here, you can filter the users list so you will only see specific users.
The filter, consisting of an input box, a column selection box and a method
selection box, can help filter the list on the fly based on textual
matching. You can filter the contents of any individual column or the whole
list. There are three filtering methods available to choose from: excact
word match, partial word match or match a regular
. Note that filtered results are not removed from the list;
they can at any time be restored by just clearing the filter out.
The filter input box can be focused with Alt+I.
Eg, selecting 'Nick' in the drop down, and writing "foo" in the filter, will
only display users that have "foo" in their nick.
Note that users will only be visually filtered, not disconnected; also note
that the remaining parts of the filtering control set are visible only when
the filter input box is focused.
Field to write a message (bottom left)
Write a message here to chat with other users connected to the hub. You can
press either Enter or Alt+S to send your message. You may also use /commands
(send /help to list those available).
This window can be focused with Alt+M.
- Messages part (left)
You can see here the last status message or a kick message sent by the
hub. To see more from the recent kick/status messages you can move the mouse
pointer above the status bar - the last few messages will be shown as a
Common status messages:
- Messages about connecting, disconecting and redirecting to/from hubs and
- Joins and parts of (favorite) users according to the Show
- Results of chat commands issued
- Private messages when you set to display them in the mainchat
window instead of a new window
- Standard Windows Socket error messages in case of problems
connecting to a hub or eg. when a hub disconnects unexpectedly (note that as
these messages come directly from the operating system, they always appear
in the language specified in your Windows locale settings regardless of what
locale is set for DC++)
- Everything which comes from the hub and does not start with a valid nick
(NMDC hubs only)
- Hub secure status
- Shows the hub's secure status. If the hub uses secure hub-client
communications then a padlock icon shown here with the actual trusted status
and cipher shown as a tooltip of the icon. If the hub isn't secure this part
of the status bar is completly missing.
- Shows the number of users connected to the hub.
- Total shared
- Indicates the total amount of bytes shared by the users.
- Average share
- Shows the amount of average share in the hub.
- Unnamed check-box (right)
- Show or hide the users list using this check-box.