For all you Firefox users, here's a Greasemonkey script that puts the chat menu in your bottom menu bar (down with the Bug Reports, Forums, etc). No more exiting to change channels!
(This will of course become obsolete as Ryme adds to the chat code--but until then it might prove useful from time to time.)http://pfe.blandsauce.com/gm/thchat.user.js
EDIT: And please don't forget these wise words from another thread:
Just be sure that the scripts you install aren't malicious, and, for the love of God, remember what scripts you install. Every now and then someone posts a bug on the KoL forums and it turns out it's something their script is doing.
If this thing gives you problems, please blame me, not Ryme.