Installing Advanced Window List to my Irssi I first encountered the problem, that AWL would display network names in the window list. As I don’t care about the network I’m talking in I set

/format -delete awl_display_header

Now AWL would constantly highlight my hilight window with an annoying green background. After some digging around I seems that

/set awl_hide_empty 1

did solve that.

Update 2017-10-30: This will also hide the status window when chosen. The window list will always be reformatted when you switch to the status window.