The private chat window displays messages sent during your private conversation with a specific user (to know which one, take a look at the title bar of the main DC++ window). You can chat with the other user in this "private area" by writing a message in the field below the private chat and pressing either Enter or Alt+S to send your message. You may also use /commands (send /help to list those available).
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.
Shows the most recent status message.
To see more from the recent status messages you can move the mouse pointer above the status bar - the last few messages will be shown as a tooltip shortly.
Private messages are usually sent through a hub, the name of which is
indicated here. This part can also show "
Click this part to select the desired communication channel.
Hubs can spy upon any private message they may be involved in routing from
one user to another. In order to avoid such spying, one can initiate a
peer-to-peer connection with the desired user and use it to send private
The hub used to establish the initial peer-to-peer connection must be an ADC hub and the connection between the user and the hub must be encrypted ("adcs" scheme instead of "adc"). Additionally, both users must support the "CCPM" ADC extension.
Ways to attempt a direct encrypted channel: