Gajim 1.8.4

Gajim 1.8.4 has been released

Gajim 1.8.4 comes with usability improvements. A shortcut for quoting previous messages has been added, and focus behavior for the message input box has been improved significantly. Thank you for all your contributions!

What’s New

If you want to quote previous messages of your chat, you can now browse previous messages by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Up/Down.

When using Gajim, you may have noticed that the message input is sometimes losing its focus when interacting with other elements, e.g., buttons on an image preview. We added some mechanisms which make sure to put the focus back on Gajim’s message input box when you start typing a message.

What else changed:

  • Group chats: Allow nick change for IRC channels
  • Improvements for password storage with multiple accounts
  • Temporary files are now removed after sending files

Have a look at the changelog for a complete list.


As always, don’t hesitate to contact us at or open an issue on our Gitlab.