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This page details some of the settings in the Settings Dialog (Main Menu - Settings). Also try hovering over settings in the settings dialog itself, sometimes you can get a tooltip with some additional information. You can open this help in the settings dialog by clicking on the "Help" link on the bottom left.

Main [back to menu]

Chat Font

Change font and font size by clicking on Select font.

Line Spacing
Space between lines in the chat window. One message can consist of several lines. Lines that contain emotes may have a larger height.
Message Spacing
Space between messages. One message can consist of several lines, but this setting is only applied per message and doesn't affect the indiviual line height.

Input Font

Input font is restricted to two fonts by default, because other fonts cause issues due to a bug in Java. The number behind the font is the font size. You can manually change this setting via Setting Commands (as with most settings) if you really need another font, but pay attention to the note about the adverse effects it may have.


You can select what will happen when you start Chatty:

Messages [back to menu]

Deleted Messages (Timeouts/Bans)

This allows you to define how timeouts or bans are displayed in Chatty.

Tip: Click on a username in chat to open the User Info Dialog, which also shows the timeouts/bans and the original messages.

Please Note: The timeout duration/reason is in Beta at Twitch, so stuff may or may not change at some point and break the display in Chatty. Telling the difference between a timeout and permanent ban also depends on this, so if this info isn't available users who were just timed out may be shown as banned.


Whether to show a timestamp in front of chat messages and what format it should have. If you want a different format from the ones provided here, you can use the command /set timestamp <format>. The format can be anything specified by the Java SimpleDateFormat class.
Show mod/unmod messages
Whether to show the MOD/UNMOD messages as they come in from Twitch Chat. These messages are send not only when someone was modded/unmodded but also when a mod joins or leaves the chat.
Show joins/parts
Show joins/parts, which are always kind of delayed, so don't take them too seriously (only works when Advanced - Correct Userlist is enabled).
Show stream status in chat
Outputs the stream status (title and game) in the chat window on join and when it changes (when the stream goes offline or online or changes the title or game).
/me messages colored
Show action messages in the color of the user like in webchat.
Filter combining characters
Replaces certain ranges of Unicode characters. Those characters are used in some languages to combine characters, but can apparently cause errors in some cases. The filter applies to the main chat window and the recent messages in the User Info Dialog (but not e.g. the chatlog written to file).
Do nothing
Replaces at least 3 characters in a row with stars (****), which preserves some legitimate use
Replaces any number of characters in a row with stars (****), use this if you have performance problems when someone posts these kind of characters
Show moderator actions in chat
Outputs extra messages for commands that moderators execute in the channel, except for the commands you exexcute yourself.
This is only available for the broadcaster and moderators.
This is a Twitch Beta, so it may still change and break things.
To view mod actions you can also open a separate dialog via Extra - Moderation Log.

Name Capitalization

This has been moved to it's own settings page.

Chat [back to menu]

Chat Settings

Pause Chat

The Pause Chat feature stops Chatty from scrolling down when you move the mouse over chat. This can be useful if you want to click specific stuff in a fast moving chat, for example if you are moderating or just want to click on an emote to see what it is.

Please note: This will not work properly until the chat window is filled with text, because only then will Chatty actively scroll down. Also, this only stops Chatty from actively scrolling down, so if e.g. a big message is being timed out and thus shortened, stuff may still move around accordingly (which in that case couldn't really be prevented anyway).

Chat is paused as long as you move the mouse over chat or if you hold Ctrl (and initiated pausing by moving the mouse). A little popup in the top-right will indicate that the chat is paused.

Holding Ctrl basicially acts as if you moved the mouse continuously.

Emoticons [back to menu]

General Settings

Show emoticons
Turns emoticon codes into images. This needs to be enabled for any emotes to show up.
Enable BetterTTV Emotes
Shows BetterTTV emotes (Personal Emotes not supported at this time).
Enable FrankerFaceZ (FFZ)
Downloads FrankerFaceZ emotes and Mod Icons (where available).
Requires a restart to take full effect when you change it.
Enable FFZ Mod Icon
Show the FFZ Mod Icon in place of the default Mod Icon (where available).
Enable FFZ Featured Emotes
Show special FFZ emotes available in some channels (mainly Speedrunning Events). To receive these emotes Chatty maintains a connection to the FFZ Socket Server.
Allow animated emotes
Show animated emotes (BTTV GIF emotes).
The relative size of how emotes are displayed in chat (100% is regular size).
Maximum Height
The maximum height of emotes in chat (in pixels). Use 0 to allow any height.
Emotes Dialog
The relative size of how emotes are displayed in the Emotes Dialog (100% is regular size).
Double-click on emote closes Emote Dialog
If enabled, double-clicking on an emote in the Emote Dialog closes the Emote Dialog.
Emoji Set
Turns Emoji characters into images. You can choose between different sets of Emoji images, or choose None to turn off Emoji images altogether.
Cheers (Bits)
You can choose whether to show Cheering emotes in chat animated, as static images (like other emotes) or not at all (so they'll just show up as text).
Showing Cheering Badges and sending Cheers is not supported at this point.

Ignored Emotes

Emotes added to this list will not be turned into an image, but instead are just shown as their emote code.

The code added to the list has to be the exact code used internally to find the emote in the messages. Usually this is simply the emote code as you would type it in chat, but some emotes have a special syntax that you might not even know (e.g. :) has \:-?\) as actual code). It is recommended to use the emote context menu (right-click on an emote in chat) to ignore emotes, because then the correct code will automatically be added to the list.

Usericons [back to menu]

Usericon Settings

Custom Usericons

Add entries to the table to show additional icons (Addon-Type) or replace the default icons (all other Types).

The order of the entries can matter, they are looked at from the top:

Custom Usericon Properties

A type of Addon will add an additional badge. All Addon-badges that matche the Restrictions are shown at once.
Other types replace an already shown default badge. For example adding an entry of Type Turbo allows you to define a custom icon for all Turbo badges shown in chat. Accordingly, if you selected Bits it would target all variations of the Bits badge.
The Type Other Twitch allows you to directly select a default icon via Twitch's own Badge ID/Version, which allows you to target badges that are not a supported Type.
You can only use this when you have the Other Twitch Type selected. This specifies the Badge ID/Version that Twitch uses to identify Badges, which allows you to target any Twitch Badge you want, including a specific variation.
For example if you wanted to replace the 100-Bits Badge, you'd want to use bits/100. If you don't specify a Version, so just bits, then it matches all versions, in this case it would match all Bits Badges.
If you are already connected to a channel, it should automatically populate the list with known ID/Version combinations. Note that some of these may only be used in some channels.
This is similiar to the Usercolors settings, where you can enter special restrictions the user has to match in order for the icon to be displayed. What makes the most sense in this case is probably just entering a username (e.g. serenity) or an addressbook category (e.g. $cat:vip, which would refer to the category vip). If you keep this empty, then no restriction is applied.
Specifying a Type other than Addon carries an implicit restriction, since e.g. the default moderator icons are only displayed if the user is a moderator.
Normally you can only specify one restriction, but you can also add special restrictions:
Example: $cat:streamer $first - Matches users in the Addressbook category streamer and puts the badge in front of the default ones.
Example: lotsofs - Matches a user by the name lotsofs.
Example: $cat:vip $badge:bits - Matches users in the Addresbook category vip, but only if they also have a Bits-Badge displayed.
You can enter a channel name here, so that the icon will only be displayed in that channel. You can add an exclamation mark in front of the channel name (like !#channel) to have it displayed in all channels except the one you specified.
If you keep this empty, then it will be displayed in all channels.
Image File
The image to use. Must be a .png and is recommended to be about 18x18 pixels (because that is the default size). If you specify no image, then the matching default icon is removed.
Chatty lookes for images in <working_directory>/img/ (Chatty directories help). You can click on Image Folder to show information about it and rescan to update the list.
The special image file name $default will use the default image file, that would be shown without defining Custom Usericons. This can be useful if you e.g. want to replace all Badge Types, except for one, so you can define that one to use the default.
Tip: You should also be able to manually enter the full path to an image, in case you don't want to use the dedicated image folder. A filename starting with http is interpreted as URL.

Tip: Jump to entries in the table by clicking into a column and start to type. Backspace or wait to get out of the search mode.

Usercolors [back to menu]

This allows you to specify your own usercolors for either certain types of users (mod, subscriber etc.) or specific usernames. There are special items that you can use to specify that (to specify a username, just enter it without anything else):

The order of the entries in the table matters, because it is checked from the top. If you were to put the $all item at the very top, any items below wouldn't do anything, because the first item would already match all users. This e.g. allows you to specify what color a user should have when he is both a subscriber and a moderator (by either putting $mod or $sub first).

If an item is red and has "(error)" appended (e.g. "$color.Blue (error)"), this means the item is invalid. In the example this is because a point has been used instead of a colon, so "$color:Blue" would be correct. This can also happen if it doesn't recognize the given color or the item is just in an invalid format.

Names [back to menu]

Names / Localized Names

Users can customize the capitalization of their name, or set a localized name for some locales, like Japanese.

Chat messages and the Userlist can be configured separately with the following options:

Username Only
Always show the non-capitalized username for all users.
Capitalized Only
Show the capitalized name, if available (but never localized names).
Localized Only
Show the localized name, if set by the user, or the capitalized name otherwise.
If the user has a localized name set, show both the localized name and the original username in parentheses, or the capitalized name otherwise.

If you have a Custom Name set for a user, then only that Custom Name will be shown.

Other related settings:

Capitalize First Letter if no display name available
If there is no capitalized/localized name for a user available then capitalize the first letter. This especially applies to names in the userlist of people who haven't said anything in chat yet.

Custom Names

More information: Custom Names

Highlight [back to menu]

General settings

Add terms to be highlighted

Add items to the list to make a message highlighted if any one of them match the message. The following two types of prefixes can be used to change highlighting behaviour per item.

Text Matching Prefixes

By default, matching is done case-insensitive and when the word or phrase appears anywhere in the message. However, you can add the following prefixes in front of the text to change this matching behaviour. You can only use one of these prefixes per item, because all text following the prefix is interpreted as text to match.

Meta Prefixes

The following prefixes mostly influence which messages are matched, however they don't change the matching of the text itself, but instead provide other information for the highlight system. They can be placed in front of the Text Matching Prefixes (or the text if you don't have any other prefixes) and you can even use more than one per item. These prefixes have to be seperated from eachother and the text by a space.


word1 word2
Matches e.g. word1 word2, Word1 word2 anywhere in the message
Does NOT match only word1 or only word2 anywhere in the message
(Each item represents one word or phrase to match as a whole)
Matches e.g. Anna?, Anna :D, Anna,
Does NOT match Wanna?, Hannah, annah
(Match on word boundaries to prevent undesired matches)
user:joshimuz cs:Hello
Matches Hello anywhere in the message, if the message was sent by the user named joshimuz
Does NOT match hello
(Combine a Meta Prefix (user-specific highlighting) and a Text Matching Prefix (case-sensitive))
cs:Hello user:joshimuz
Matches Hello user:joshimuz anywhere in the message
Does NOT match Hello, does NOT matter who send the message
(Anything after a Text Matching Prefix is interpreted as text to match, Meta Prefixes must be placed in front of the text)
cs:abc re:\w+
Matches abc re:\w+ anywhere in the message
Does NOT match abc test, but also NOT Abc re:\w+
(Can't combine Text Matching Prefixes)
re:abc \w+
Matches e.g. abc test
Does NOT match aabc test
(All Text Matching prefixes can also be replaced by regex)
re:.*abc \w+.*
Matches e.g. abc test anywhere in the message
(Regex has to match the whole message, so you need to add wildcards to match anywhere in the message)
color:yellow wcs:S
Matches e.g. S:, Hello S! and makes the message display in yellow color
Does NOT match s:, Hello s!, SSSS, ssss
(Define a custom color for this item and match case-sensitive on word boundaries)
chan:lotsofs,joshimuz cs:Hello
Highlight messages that contain Hello, but only if in the channel #lotsofs or #joshimuz
(Restrict matching to one or more channels)
status:s chanCat:vip start:!test
Match any message starting with !test send by subscribers of the channel, but only if the channel is in the Addressbook category vip (e.g. /ab add #joshimuz vip, notice the leading #)
(Restrict matching by user status, channel category and start of message)
More information: Highlight

Ignore [back to menu]

Allows you to ignore chat messages that match the specified text or - using prefixes - that match other properties like ignoring messages of a specific user. Ignored messages get added to a special dialog that can be opened via View - Ignored.

The matching of messages works the same as the Highlights system, please see that help for information on that. For quick reference here just a few examples:

Ignores the user with the name name in all channels
user:name chan:tirean,gocnak
Ignores the user with the name name in channels #tirean and #gocnak
config:info subscribed to
Ignores the x has subscribed to y info messages that you get when someone subscribes in the channel that is being hosted
cat:ignore !chan:lotsofs,joshimuz
Ignores users in the addressbook category ignore in all channels, except #lotsofs and #joshimuz
chan:joshimuz re:!bet.*
Ignores messages starting with !bet, but only in #joshimuz
!status:smb chanCat:subonly
Ignores any message send by users that are not a subscriber, moderator or broadcaster of the channel, but only if the channel is in the Addressbook category subonly (e.g. /ab add #joshimuz subonly, notice the leading #)

General Options

Ignored Users

The Ignored Users list allows you to ignore users in chat or prevent them from whispering you, which is possible via the main ignore list as well, but was added as a separate function to be more convenient. Aside from the settings, you can also ignore/unignore users via the User Context Menu.

Ignored users are independant of the main ignore list, so they also apply if ignore is disabled.

Hide 'Ignored in chat' users from the userlist/joins/parts
If enabled, prevents users on the 'Ignored in chat' list from showing up in the userlist and JOIN/PART/MOD/UNMOD events (which aren't enabled by default to be shown anyway).
This only applies to the 'Ignored in chat' list, not to entries with the user: prefix on the main Ignore list.
Users who are already on the userlist when you ignore them stay on it until they leave, you rejoin the channel or restart Chatty.

Sounds [back to menu]

General Sound Settings

You can enable or disable all sounds here. Sounds are searched in the displayed folder, which is the current working directory. Any valid sound files in the folder should be selectable as a sound to be played. If you added or removed files, you may have to use Rescan folder to make the files show up in the list. You can open the folder in your standard file browser from here to add files to it more quickly.

The Output Device lets you choose the device on your computer the sounds gets output to. This is kind of experimental and may not work properly.

Sound Types Settings

You can specify requirements, soundfile, volume and delay for different types of events:

You can set a delay (seconds) so that the same sound won't be played twice during the set number of seconds. So if e.g. 3 highlighted messages come in within 10 seconds and the delay is set to 15 seconds, only one sound will be played.

Each sound has different options for when the sound should be played. See the Notification Settings for help on the options.

Notifications [back to menu]


You can show notifications for two kinds of things:

For both these you can select separately if and when they are shown:

In addition, the option Don't notify about "Stream offline" allows you to never show when a stream changes status to offline, so you will only be notified about streams going live or changing title/game.

Notification Type / Options

Select here whether to use the Chatty Notifications or the default System Tray Notifications. This settings DOES NOT enable or disable notifications altogether, just switch between the types.

If you have Chatty Notifications selected, you can change some more options:

Followed Streams

Enable this to make Chatty get a list of your followed streams regulary so it can display notifications if their status changes. This simpy allows Chatty to know about your followed streams, so notifications aren't the only advantage. It also allows it to record the viewer count and status history of followed live streams as long as Chatty is running.

Log to file [back to menu]

If you enable logging, chat messages (and more if enabled) will be written into a seperate textfile for each channel.


You can specify which channels should be logged:

Messages Types

Normal chat messages are always logged, however you can log additional information:

Chat Info
General chat releated info messages like connecting, disconnecting, trying to timeout someone, stream title..
Bans and Timeouts in chat. Timeout length and reason will be added if available.
BAN: name1, name2 (30s) [reason], name3 (600s)
The reason is specified by the mod taking the action, so it may be consist of any text.
When someone in chat is modded or unmodded. Remember that this info may be inaccurate, since mod/unmod events are not send immediately by Twitch Chat.
MOD: name1, name2
UNMOD: name3, name4
When someone enters/leaves the channel. Remember that this info may be inaccurate, since joins/parts are not send immediately by Twitch Chat (and sometimes not at all).
JOIN: name1, name2
PART: name3, name4
System Info
Any info messages that are related more to Chatty itself than to chat, like info about new versions, when you use setting commands..
Stats about the viewercount which are logged in a semi-regular interval to give you an idea about the viewercount during that time.
Each Viewerstats line shows which interval it refers to, the min/max/avg viewers, the number of values and the development: First value/after offline is absolute, then +- relative change, _ means offline before/in between/after that value.
Viewerstats (21:03-21:06): avg:28.612 min:28.432 max:28.887 [3/28.519-87+455_]
In the example, the stats were recorded between 21:03 and 21:06 and the Viewercount started out at 28.519, then went down (-87) and then up (+455). After that the stream went offline (_).
Directly logs the viewercount as it is received from Twitch, without any processing, except being formatted depending on the current locale.
VIEWERS: 12,521
Mod Actions
Logs the commands performed by mods in your channel (Broadcaster/Mods only).
MOD_ACTION: tduva (host coollertmb)

Window [back to menu]

Dialogs Location/Size



Commands [back to menu]

Custom Commands

Custom commands allow you to specify aliases for anything you could also enter directly into the inputbox (like chat messages or regular commands), with the exception of other custom commands, which is a limitation implemented to prevent infinite loops. Custom commands you add should be in the following format:

/<commandName> <what the command should do>

Everything until the first space is the name of the comand, and everything after the first space is the text of the command. For example:

/hello Hello World!

If you added that to the custom commands and enter /hello in the inputbox, then it would send Hello World!, just as if you would have written it yourself and pressed Enter.

Custom Command Parameters

You can also specify parameters in the command text, which will be replaced when you execute the custom command. For example:

/permit !permit $$1

When you enter /permit name, then it will replace $$1 with the first word after the command, which in this case would be name, making the actually send text !permit name.

This is the syntax for specifying parameters (word in this context means anything seperated by a space):

$1, $2, $3
First word, second word, third word etc.
First word, and all the words after it
Equivalently $2-, $3- etc.
First word, but required, meaning the command result will only be send if all the required commands are actually there
Equivalently $$2, $$3- is also possible
Escape any special character (like $) by prepending a backslash \, which means this won't be interpreted as a parameter and not be replaced
If you actually want to use \, you can escape the backslash itself, for example \\$1- will be replaced (leaving one backslash in front of the replaced parameter)

Predefined Parameters

In a context other than entering the command in the inputbox, there are some predefined parameters. For example if you add a command as a context menu entry (see next section), then clicking that entry will execute the command while automatically adding an appropriate parameter.

So you can for example add just /Permit to the menu, but the custom command /permit !permit $$1 will actually be executed as !permit <name of the user>.

Context Parameters
All $chan - the currently active channel (without leading #)
User Context Menu $1 - name of the user
User Dialog $1 - name of the user
Channel Context menu $1 - name of the currently active channel (without leading #)
Hotkey $1 - the currently selected user (if present)

In addition, there is an implicit channel context, which means channel-aware commands like /ban are executed in the appropriate channel.

Customize User/Channel Context Menu and User Dialog

You can add custom commands and regular commands to the User Context Menu (when you right-click on a user in chat), the Channel Context Menu (when you right-click anywhere on the chat that is not otherwise linked) and customize User Dialog Buttons (Custom Commands and Timeout Buttons).

Commands can be added in the following format:

/<commandName1>, /<commandName2>

For example:

/Slap, /Permit

Which means the command with the name slap will be added first, then permit after that. You can use spaces, linebreaks and/or commas as seperators between commands.

This is the syntax for specifying commands in the Context Menus/User Dialog:

/Slap /Permit or Slap, Permit or Slap Permit
Commands can be specified with or without forward slash /, then the name (without parameters) and space, linebreak or comma to seperate to the next command.
Custom Commands in the User Dialog require the / in front.
Prepending two forward slashes // will put the command in the special submenu More.. (for Context Menus) or in a second line of buttons (for the User Dialog).
| Slap or |//Slap
Adding | (vertical bar) will add a seperator before the menu item for the next command. The | doesn't have to be directly in front of the command, it simply applies to the following command.
Does not work for custom buttons in the User Dialog.
/Set_color is displayed as Set color
Underscores in command names are replaced with a space for display in a Context Menu or on a button.

In addition, you can define for the User Dialog Buttons:

5, 2m, 10m, 24h
In addition to Custom Commands you can also specify Timeout Buttons in the User Dialog. Times are added just like Custom Commands (seperated by comma/space/linebreak). However they can only be added to the first row of buttons. They are interpreted as seconds by default, unless you add a suffix: s - seconds, m - minutes, h - hours, d - days.
120s, 120 is displayed as 120s and 2m
Both definitions create a button with a 120 seconds timeout, however if you use a suffix, then the definition is used as button label directly, otherwise the label is automatically created based on the time.
/Ban[B], /Unban[U], 2s[P]
You can add keyboard shortcuts to buttons, that can be used while the dialog is open and focused. Add a single button in brackets (uppercase). Everything that is understood by getKeyStroke() can be used. No spaces are allowed, however a plus (+) can be used instead (which will be replaced with a space automatically).
/Slap[NUMPAD1|Np1], /Permit[NUMPAD2|]
Adding a vertical bar (|) after the shortcut will use the text after it up to the closing bracket as label for the shortcut on the button (no spaces are allowed). If you don't specify any text, then no label is used for that shortcut.
If that text appears anywhere in the definition, then no labels will be displayed on the buttons for the shortcuts, unless they are explicitly defined.

Other [back to menu]


Inform me about new versions
Checks for new versions every few days and outputs a message about it.
Auto-Unhost when your stream goes live
Automatically sends the /unhost command to your channel if you started your stream session in the last 15 minutes and the stream status changes (usually from offline -> live).
For this to work, you need to have joined the channel in Chatty, either with the broadcaster account (so your own account if it's your stream) or with an account that is an editor in the channel (in which case you also have to add the channel to the autoUnhostStreams setting, via /add autoUnhostStreams <streamName>, in order to tell Chatty that you are authorized/want to use the automatic /unhost feature in that channel).
Prepend to window title
Add some arbitrary text to the beginning of the window title. This can be useful if you run several instances of Chatty (to be able to tell them apart more easily).

Write Stream Status

You can let Chatty write information (title, game, viewercount) of a certain stream to a file. The file will be written to the subfolder exported of the settings directory (enter /dir to find out where that is). Stream information is only written if Chatty gets that data, so for it to work properly you need to currently have the channel of that stream open in Chatty. (When you change the setting, data will be requested once for testing, but you have to be in the channel for it to be updated regulary.)

To save stream information to a file, you have to define it in the setting. Each line represents one stream/file and the content to write into the file. The format for each line is:

<streamname> <filename> [online/offline] <content>

The optional parameter online/offline defines whether to write the given content to the file when the stream is online or offline. So you could for example define one line for online, which writes the viewercount and another for offline which writes "Offline" or maybe no content at all, which clears the file. If you only define one for online, then the file is not written if the stream is offline, so the previous info will stay in there. If you ommit this parameter, then online is assumed.

The following codes in the content will be replaced with the appropriate data:

Example which will write two files (if joined to #joshimuz):

joshimuz title.txt %title (%viewers Viewers)
joshimuz title.txt offline Stream offline
joshimuz game.txt %game
joshimuz game.txt offline

If the stream is online, it writes the title and viewercount to title.txt and the game to game.txt. If the stream is offline it writes "Stream offline" to title.txt and empties game.txt.

Advanced [back to menu]

These settings should only be changed if you know what you're doing. You can however reset any setting to the default by either deleting the settings file or using setting commands.


The server/port values are used when connecting, unless the commandline parameters -server and/or -port are used, then the value that is given there is used instead (without it being shown here). You should know if you set a server or port with a commandline parameter, but you can also check that by using /get server and /get port.

Login Settings

Manage the actual login data under Main Menu - Login...

Allow -token parameter to override existing token
When specifying launch options you the -token parameter sets the login token used in Chatty. If a token is already saved in Chatty, then the -token parameter will have no effect, unless this setting is enabled.
Overriding the token can be any issue if external programs like the Livestreamer GUI provide a token that has less access than the one already saved in Chatty (e.g. doesn't allow you to change your stream title).
If the saved token is already marked as a token set through the -token parameter, then it will be overriden anyway.
If a token set through the -token parameter is in use, it will be shown as such in the Main Menu - Login.. dialog.

Whisper Feature

Help: Whisper Feature

Twitch Client Version

The Twitch Client Version setting has been removed since Twitch Chat was switched over to IRCv3 tags and commands (receiving of joins/parts is now controlled by the Correct Userlist setting).

Hotkeys [back to menu]

You can add hotkeys for certain actions. In general, there are the following types of hotkeys:

With the Enable global hotkeys setting you can enable/disable the currently defined global hotkeys if your Chatty version supports global hotkeys. It does not do anything on it's own, it just toggles global hotkeys you defined on and off, in case you only need them sometimes and they interfer with other programs you use. You can also toggle that setting in the main menu under Extra - Options or use setting commands to change the globalHotkeysEnabled setting directly.

If a dialog pops up that tells you that global hotkeys have not been properly initialized, check out the Troubleshooting page.

Adding/Editing hotkeys

When adding or changing a hotkey you have the following options:

Completion [back to menu]

TAB Completion allows you to write the beginning characters of a nickname in chat and then press TAB to complete it. To learn how to use TAB Completion check out the general help.

TAB Completion

Show popup
Shows a small window with information about the current completion if there is more than one matching result. It shows your position in the results when cycling through them (and how many there are in total) as well as a limited list of results.
Max Items Shown
How many items (results) are shown in the popup at once.
You can set this to 0 to not show any items (and thus only your position in the results when cycling through and how many results there are in total).
Complete to common prefix
Pressing TAB only completes up to the common prefix for all found matches, giving you the opportunity to refine your search by adding more characters and then pressing TAB again, or just press TAB again to start cycling through the results.
With this setting disabled, it immediately completes to the first found result, allowing you to directly cycle through by pressing TAB repeatedly.
Changes how the matching usernames are sorted for completion (only applies to usernames, not to other stuff like emotes or setting names, which are always alphabetical).
Gives users that were recently active in chat a higher priority, and users with highlighted messages the highest. This way people you currently talk to (or that mentioned you) probably appear under the first few results.
Sorts names alphabetical.
Sorts names the same as in the userlist.
Include all name types in result
If a user has a Localized name, or you have a Custom name set, then not only the name that matched, but also the other types of names are added to the result.
Example: If a user is called test and has the Localized Name 名前, then entering tes and TAB will show in the results both test (名前) and 名前 (test), so you can select either name by cycling through the results via TAB as usual.
Only when no more than two matches
Only include all name types when no more than two names match, so that you don't have to cycle through all the different name types when you have a larger list.
Tip: Once you found the right name, you can move the cursor to leave completion, and then press TAB again to complete the name again to get the other name types again.

Custom Completion Items

Custom Completion allows you to add user-specified keywords, that if prepended with a dot (.) can be completed to their defined value using Shift-TAB.

Example: Add chatty as Key and as Value and then in the inputbox type .chatty (notice the dot in front) and press Shift-TAB to complete it to the URL.

Custom Completion items can only have one completion, so you can't have .chatty complete to several different values.

Besides the Settings Dialog, you can also use the /customCompletion command to modify custom completion items:

Remember that you can also use TAB Completion for commands. Kappab