The panel bar
If you have multiple channels or query panels open it can be difficult to keep
track of the traffic and see when hew messages arrive. Snak provides a panel
bar to give you an easy way to see in when new text arrive and to quickly switch
to that channel or query.
In this example you have two channels open and a server message panel (Undernet).
You also have a window that contains panels for the Contacts list, the Actions
list and the Profile list. The channel bar contains a button for each panel
and their colors tell you which is the current panel and which panels have new
messages. If you hover the mouse over a button for a few seconds you will see
a help tag with the last unread message in the panel.
The panel bar is turned on and off in the Windows preference
panel. In the example above the channel bar sits in a regular window, and
will as such continue to be visible even if you switch to another application.
It can also be configured to sit in a floating window that will then always
be on top when you run Snak, but will disappear when you switch to another application.
The panel bar can also be combined with the floating input field so that you
more easily can switch between the channel that the text in the input field
will be sent to.