because people asked: my irssi advanced windowlist setup

As XTaran and uschebit asked yesterday at the 27C3 about my "nice" windowlist in irssi, here is what I use: adv_windowlist.pl. Download it, put it into you ~/.irssi/scripts and load it with /script load adv_windowlist. Now you have a list with all those window names in them, but it's still a bit ugly ;)

First of all, get rid of the default Act list of irssi: /statusbar window remove act

Now let's customize awl a bit:

  • Shorten window names to 10 chars, so we can get more windows in one row: /set awl_block = 10 /set awl_sbar_maxlength = ON
  • Display a maximum of 5 rows of windows so irssi is still usable on my Milestone with the 122x30 char screen: /set awl_maxlines = 5
  • Shorten the windowname layout a bit, strip the shortcut display, remove the braces around the window number: /set awl_display_key = $N$H$C$S /set awl_display_nokey = $N$H$C$S

Done! Your irssi should look like this now:

Comments

martin f. krafft wrote on 2010-12-29 16:32:

Have a look at http://madduck.net/docs/chanact/ for even more control (and a more condensed display)!

uschebit wrote on 2010-12-29 17:07:

Hübsche Ergänzung:

/set awl_display_key_active = %8$N$H$C$S%n

/set awl_display_nokey_active = %8$N$H$C$S%n

stellen das aktive Fenster invers dar.

Farbcodes siehe http://irssi.org/documentation/formats.

C.J. Collier wrote on 2016-10-27 23:38:

Hey there!

Note that these are the defaults that are set if you do not otherwise configure:


(

  ‘display_nokey’         => ‘$N${cumode_space}$H$C$S’,

  ‘display_key’           => ‘$Q${cumode_space}$H$C$S’,

  ‘display_nokey_visible’ => ‘%2$N${cumode_space}$H$C$S’,

  ‘display_key_visible’   => ‘%2$Q${cumode_space}$H$C$S’,

  ‘display_nokey_active’  => ‘%1$N${cumode_space}$H$C$S’,

  ‘display_key_active’    => ‘%1$Q${cumode_space}$H$C$S’,

  ‘display_header’        => ‘%8$C|${N}’,

  ‘name_display’          => ‘$0′,

  ‘separator’             => ‘ ‘,

  ‘separator2′            => ”,

  ‘abbrev_chars’          => “~\x{301c}”,

  ‘viewer_item_bg’        => sb_format_expand( ‘{sb_background}’ ),

 )

I had to fix your commands up a bit.




# Shorten window names to 10 chars, so we can get more windows in one row:

# /set awl_block 10

# /set awl_sbar_maxlength ON

                                                                                                                                                       

# Display a maximum of 5 rows of windows

# /set awl_maxlines 5

                                                                                                                                                       

# Shorten the windowname layout a bit, strip the shortcut display, remove the braces around the window number

# /format awl_display_key   $N$H$C$S

# /format awl_display_nokey $N$H$C$S

                                                                                                                                                       

# I prefer to only show window number:

# /format awl_display_key $N

# /format awl_display_nokey $N

                                                                                                                                                       

# Do not show network|nick header

# /format -delete awl_display_header