I wanted to find a way to make it easier to see when people came online with Bitlbee and Irssi. I already use a split screen with hilightwin.pl so that privmsgs and highlighted messages appear in a window at the top, so I wanted to find a way of using that.
Irssi by default will highlight your nickname, but that actually requires you to be looking at the screen. I wanted to make irssi beep when someone mentioned my nick, so that I didn’t have to actively monitor the tab in konsole. Here’s how to do it.
/set bell_beeps ON
/set beep_msg_level MSGS NOTICES DCC DCCMSGS HILIGHT