# emerge life

Hiding specific nicklists in WeeChat with toggle_nicklist.py

I use Mastodon via WeeChat and Bitlbee, this means that I also get a nicklist with a lot of users from Mastodon, which is not very useful and it only takes up a lot of valuable screen space.

Thankfully it’s very easy to disable the nicklist for specific buffers via the script toggle_nicklist.py.


Installing a script is very easy in WeeChat:

/script install toggle_nicklist.py


You use the plugin with the command /toggle_nicklist <option>. The options you have available is show, hide, toggle, add and remove.

And to hide a nicklist for a certain buffer you just jump to the buffer and then run the command /toggle_nicklist add. And don’t forget to save any changes with /save when you’re done.


I don't have a commenting system on my blog since there's no good solutions that works without JavaScript, is user friendly and respects both the users freedom and privacy. So for now, all feedback and hellos can be done via either e-mail, XMPP or Mastodon.