IRC links work perfectly, without DDE server on.
Sucks to be you
Possibly this is due to me still using XP, however I highly doubt that the behavour has changed that much..
If it can't find the DDE service running, it will just launch the 'Application used to perform action'.
I have learnt, however, that it *CAN* use DDE instead of just launching. But it doesn't *NEED* DDE to do the launch.
But you're probably right, I am still an idiot
Always will be.. It's more fun that way..