Yahoo Messenger Cheat Sheet: Advanced IM Commands

Posted December 7, 2005 by MickeyMouse in Instant messaging

You can use this listing of Yahoo IM command codes to optimize your IM experience.

    /help calls up the help file
    /cls clears the screen
    /save saves the current chat session transcript
    /leave exits current room
    /join roomname joins roomname
    /goto username joins the chat room where username is currently
    /follow username user will follow username whenever the user changes rooms
    /think text posts text in this format “oO(text)”
    /tell username text — allows you to send a text to username without opening a window
    /invite username invites username to the current room
    /webcam starts your webcam
    /version displays the program version
    /version username sends the program version to username
    /time shows the time
    /roll number rolls the number of dice
    /logoff closes the client
    /ignore add username will add username to your ignore list
    /ignore remove username will remove username from your ignore list
    :Text formats the text as an emotion

    <b>Text</b>
    formats the text as bold
    <i>Text</i>
    formats the text as italic
    <u>Text</u>
    formats the text as underline
    <font face="fontface" size="fontsize">Text</font>
    will format the text as the fontface and fontsize specified; fontsize is in pixels
    <#RRGGBB>Text</#RRGGBB>
    colors the text in HEX format

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