chat lets you talk to other netpd users. Click into the symbol box and type your message.

chat's user interface:

online (resp. offline)

indicates whether chat is connected to a server or not. Use it to connect or disconnect. chat will automatically try to connect the configured server when started.


prints a list of all connected clients. It also indicates who is currently running unpatch.


opens dialog window to configure your netpd-preferences.


mutes and unmutes chat sounds (bing and click).


turns on and off Pd's audio computation. You can use it to turn any sound off.


launches the unpatch instrument manager. Acts as a toggle. You also use it to stop unpatch and close all loaded instruments.