Place chat room tabs vertically in Konversation IRC client
Konversation is the best of the IRC clients i could find for Ubuntu, as in, it is the least annoying. But if you have as many IRC chat room tabs open as i usually have, the default configuration of having them across the bottom makes the name of each tab impossible to read very quickly.
Fortunately, this is configurable.
Settings > Configure Konversation
Interface, Tabs, and under Look, Placement: Left