The problem does not exist if Firefox is your default browser.
A major new version of XChat for Windows has been released today: 2.8.7.
See this forum post for a list of changes or to leave comments. See this forum post for a list of changes or to leave comments.
The most notable improvement is probably the moveable components, that is, you can move the userlist and tree around to different positions with the mouse [youtube video].
We will be supporting an effort at and I urge all IRC server authors to get involved.
XChat is an IRC chat program for both Linux and Windows. XChat for Windows users are advised to upgrade to 2.8.7c due to a security issue.It allows you to join multiple IRC channels (chat rooms) at the same time, talk publicly, private one-on-one conversations etc. This affects people browsing the web with Internet Explorer while XChat is running.Hex Chat is an IRC client based on XChat, but unlike XChat it’s completely free for both Windows and Unix-like systems. For more info, please read the Shareware background.Hex Chat was originally called XChat-WDK which in turn was a successor of freakschat. 14/Jun/08: This version has now been superseded by 2.8.7c.
Released a new version for Linux/Unix today: 2.8.4, which has similar features (ability to move the tree and userlist) to the Windows release a few weeks ago (see youtube video below).