Hidden Features

Version 3

    Just a quick summary of more or less known features, see also http://www.igniterealtime.org/community/blogs/ignite/2007/03/19/spark-goodies

    As they are mostly unknown they are broken for some versions, sad thing but must be said here.

     

    Main Window

     

    Ctrl+E Recent Conversations

    Ctrl+F Find Contacs which are on your roster, if there are too much (2.0.2)

    Ctrl+N Find Contacs which are on your roster, if there are too much (only 1.1.x)

    Ctrl+T Favorite Contacts

    CtrlF5 Tasks (only for 2.0.0, 2.5.6 while 2.5.6 has an icon for this)

    CtrlF6 Notepad (only for 2.0.0, 2.5.6 while 2.5.6 has an icon for this)

    F8 Jabber Browser

    F12 Traffic Window (not for 2.5.4+ - there one need to open the debug window during login)

    Drag-and-Drop files on a contact to send them

     

    Conversation Window

     

    AltLeft and AltRight (one could expect Ctrl+Tab to do this) changes the buddy tab you are talking to.

     

    Only within P2P Chats

     

    Ctrl+V sends the content of the clipboard (works with images, I didn't test with other content).

    Drag-and-Drop files in the chat window to send them

     

    Nested Groups

     

    If I wanted to have the following nesting:

    Buddies

    \- Work

    \- Personal

     

    You would create a shared groups like this:

    Buddies::Work

    Buddies::Personal

     

    One should be able to configure this and use '/' instead of '::', change it here: TODO

     

    Funny Things

     

    ... which are not hidden, just documented here. Get them within the "Traffic Window", "Ad-hoc message"

     

    Query Client Version

     

    Note: Spark 2.0.1+ offers a popup menu for this within the roster

    <iq id="i1" to="foobar@example.com/spark" type="get">
      <query xmlns="jabber:iq:version"></query>
    </iq>
    

     

    Query Client Time

     

    <iq id="i1" to="foobar@example.com/spark" type="get">
      <query xmlns="jabber:iq:time"></query>
    </iq>
    

     

    Invisibility / Privacy lists

     

    see Privacy Lists

    or http://www.igniterealtime.org/community/thread/21886 (quite old)