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#196313 14/03/08 08:35 PM
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I would like an option for mirc to never be shown on the taskbar and only appear in the tray.

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why?


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The icon takes up less space in the tray, and on the taskbar it only adds to the clutter and I feel like it's in my way. I always keep mirc running so would be nice having the icon out of the way and in a more permanent location.

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im not even sure that possible, its probably, but idk


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It's possible, because I've seen other programs do that, however, note that removing the taskbar entry also means that you wouldn't be able to access mIRC using Alt+Tab

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Not accusing you or anything, but could you point out the benefit this would be to users who don't use mIRC as a file sharing application? Otherwise, what's the point of having mIRC run all the time?

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I run it all of the time. I also am in a support channel and whenever I come back to the computer, I look for issues needing resolved. There are other reasons to just let it run 24/7, such as the trivia bot that I run. I think filesharing isn't really the issue because anyone just running a filesharing bot can minimize it to the tray and it's never an issue. It's people who want it maximized all of the time, which are usually going to be people actually using it to do things, such as chatting/helping.


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I would like to remove it from the taskbar too and have it only in the system tray. I don't always run mine 24/7. All programs should have this option really.

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Originally Posted By: Mentality
Not accusing you or anything, but could you point out the benefit this would be to users who don't use mIRC as a file sharing application? Otherwise, what's the point of having mIRC run all the time?

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Many people using mirc as bot, and i have my mirc connected 24/7, not cos i use it as bot. I just want to be able to open mirc and see what happens smile so you don't need to file share (did see your comment "Not accusing you or anything") just wanted to say it's many ppl running mirc 24/7 without have a wierd "reason" to do so smile


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I don't really mind the large box in my taskbar, however, I do support this idea.


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Ah, I forgot about bots, haven't used an mIRC bot for years.

What a waste of energy/electricity frown Nevermind.


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http://minimize2tray.com/minimizetotray.zip

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"You can use Minimize To Tray to hide running programs or games on your work computer from boss."

lol funny. Although I'd rather not use a third party app for something like this, It's a good alternative until it's added in mIRC.

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Is this in any way better than mIRC's built-in minimize to tray option?


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Originally Posted By: Sat

Is this in any way better than mIRC's built-in minimize to tray option?


Good point, it may remove the taskbar button when minmized, but the OP requested that mIRC have an option to only show in the system tray at all times, not just when minimized. mIRC already has the minimize to tray feature.

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thats still kind of dumb, because that would have to make mIRC a window inside the real mirc to get it off the taskbar which would prob screw up something along the way


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That's simply not true. It's absolutely possible to remove a regular top-level window from the taskbar. How do you think mIRC does it already for the Minimize To Tray option?


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Hello,
If you wish to hide mIRC from your taskbar to the tray, follow the steps:

Open mIRC
type alt + O
Display - Options
Then go to Tray & Choose your options.

Hope to have help you wink


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He wants it on the tray even when maximized and never on the taskbar, which is not a current option.


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we do have the option "On startup minimise mIRC to tray" in it wink


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