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Highlight doesn't reveal invisible text in 6.17 #144858 15/03/06 04:47 AM
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Some lame clients or scripts will send every line of text with a color code at the beginning. If the color is the same as another person's background color, that person will be unable to see it. If they were using mIRC versions up to 6.16, they could still see the text by highlighting it. In 6.17, this doesn't work any more, thus forcing them to copy/paste to see what was said.

To test it out type: //echo $chr(3) $+ 0,0invisible and try to highlight the resulting line. It works in 6.16 but not in 6.17.

Re: Highlight doesn't reveal invisible text in 6.1 #144859 15/03/06 06:43 AM
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This has been reported several times. Khaled has said he will try and reverse the behaviour to behave as closely as past mIRCs in the next bugfix release. See this thread.

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Re: Highlight doesn't reveal invisible text in 6.17 #144860 15/03/06 06:45 AM
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i tried your example with a white background, and when i hold down mouse and drag, i see the data.


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Re: Highlight doesn't reveal invisible text in 6.17 #144861 18/03/06 07:30 AM
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I kinda like it like this...


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Re: Highlight doesn't reveal invisible text in 6.1 #144862 28/07/06 07:35 PM
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Quote:
I kinda like it like this...


What's the point of having it like this?

Sure it makes a sort of logical sense that the relationship between the foreground and the background be maintained, especially if you happen to be one of those people who likes using 'invisible' characters to create long disgusting patterns to make flags and such like...

... but the original poster is right, the main thing when you highlight is that you're either copying to clipboard, or you're trying to see what some lame sod has erroneously written invisibly to you.

Fixing the latter has surely got to be more important.


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