Posted on Apr 27, 2015

Especially when using irssi via your smartphone it can be highly annoying to switch windows. Yes the /win $number thing will work. But who can remember all those numbers when you go past 20 windows? That’s where comes into play.


First download the file and place it into ~/.irssi/scripts/autorun/. Then switch back to irssi and set up window_switcher. We will bind ctrl+o to window_switcher. The status bar item is placed in the front of the status bar, so we an still see it on small displays.

/run autorun/
/bind ^O multi erase_line;insert_text /ws
/statusbar window add -before tag window_switcher

How to use

And suddenly it is not guessing anymore which number a certain query or channel was. All you need is ctrl+o and start typing the name of the channel or the nick.

Happy chatting :)