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This page contains the CenterIM5 documentation. If you're a CenterIM4 then you should read the CenterIM4 documentation.


About CenterIM5

CenterIM5 is a text-mode multi-protocol instant messaging client for Linux, *BSD, Solaris and other Unices.

Supported Protocols

CenterIM5 supports many different messaging protocols due to the use of libpurple.

These protocols are supported by default by libpurple:

  • AIM (AOL Instant Messenger)
  • Bonjour
  • Gadu-Gadu
  • Groupwise
  • ICQ
  • IRC
  • MSN/Windows Live
  • MXit
  • MySpaceIM
  • QQ
  • SILC (Secure IRC)
  • Sametime
  • XMPP (Jabber and GoogleTalk)
  • Yahoo
  • Yahoo JAPAN
  • Zephyr

Support for other protocols is provided by third-party libpurple plugins.

First Time Start


Default Key Bindings

Universal commands (Not dependent on where focus lies)

Ctrl-Q      : Quit CenterIM5
Esc         : Close current menu or conversation
Arrow Keys  : Universal navigation through menus and lists
Ctrl-L      : Redraw screen

F1          : Move navigation to the buddy list
F2          : Move navigation to the active conversation
F3          : Open the account status menu
F4          : Open the general menu

Buddy list

Ctrl-D      : Open the context menu for a currently selected buddy list item
- / +       : Close / Expand tree branch
Enter       : Open a conversation with a currently selected buddy


Ctrl-N      : Jump to the next conversation window
Ctrl-P      : Jump to the previous conversation window
PgUp        : Scroll up through current conversation history
PgDn        : Scroll down through current conversation history


Key Bindings


Color Schemes