August 15, 2018

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.

Installation

Installing a script is very easy in WeeChat:

/script install toggle_nicklist.py

Usage

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.

Comments

I'm looking into a good way of implementing comments on my blog that works without JavaScript, respects the users privacy and is reasonably user friendly. If you have any ideas or just want to give me some feedback on this blog post or if you just want to say hello, feel free to do so either via e-mail, XMPP or Mastodon.