dxirc is a simple IRC client for various OS (linux, *bsd, windows), written using the FOX toolkit and Qt toolkit.

Default Key Bindings

  • Help โ€” F1
  • Server list โ€” F2
  • Quick connect โ€” Ctrl-k
  • Disconnect โ€” Ctrl-d
  • Close current tab โ€” Ctrl-w
  • Clear window โ€” Ctrl-l
  • Clear all windows โ€” Ctrl-shift-l
  • Show/Hide users list โ€” Ctrl-u
  • Switch between tabs โ€” Alt-1~9 or Ctrl-tab
  • Switch between unread tabs โ€” Ctrl-n
  • Quit โ€” Alt-F4


You can perform any dxirc customization (ignoring, colors, โ€ฆ) without editing any file by hand. However, you may want to understand the configuration principles, because some customizations can easily be done by editing the configurations files.

Be careful to quit dxirc before hand editing any configuration file, otherwise changes could not be taken into account.

Lua scripting

Lua scripting is supported from version 0.40.0.


To report bugs, please, use appropriate section on the project homepage, or report them directly to David Vachulka <david @ konstrukce-cad . com>.


dxirc is now available in several languages. To translate dxirc to your language, open the data/translations/dxirc.pot file in a software like Poedit, Lokalize or Gtranslator and fill it with your translated strings. Then send it back to me.


If you have written some interesting patch, please send it to me, I will try to include it in the next releaseโ€ฆ


Many thanks to Jeroen van der Zijp for his excellent FOX-tookit and to all people that have provided useful patches, translations, tests, advices and also all users.

Copyright and License

Copyright (C) 2008~ David Vachulka

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.