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Resizing & horizontal scrolling bus #197523 08/04/08 09:58 AM
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Hello,

I've recently installed mIRC 6.1, for which I have bought a lifetime licence, on my Vista SP1 (x86)-run computer and found two annoying bugs.

1. Whatever the windows, it won't resize to full screen, there will be a border with empty space on the far right of the screen.

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2. I can't seem to be able to scroll horizontally anymore in the bar into which I type my messages or other commands. When the size of the text I've typed exceeds the capacity of a single screen, the text won't scroll towards the right when I highlight it with my mouse and operate a movement on the right. It just gets stuck at the end of the bar, even though I'm far from the end of the sentence. If I do it manually, with the -> key, it works. When I've reached the end of the sentence, I CAN scroll back to the beginning WITH a movement of mouse towards the left. How is that that it only works for one direction?

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Re: Resizing & horizontal scrolling bus [Re: Space_Shadow] #197526 08/04/08 12:04 PM
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I seem to recall this being reported and fixed quite some time ago. You should get the latest version (v6.31).

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Re: Resizing & horizontal scrolling bus [Re: Space_Shadow] #197529 08/04/08 12:19 PM
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Any mIRC prior to 6.3 will have problems in Vista. Using the latest version, as mentioned, should solve your problems.


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Re: Resizing & horizontal scrolling bus [Re: Riamus2] #197535 08/04/08 12:42 PM
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Oh man... I made a typo! Itís mIRC 6.31 which I have installed, not 6.1!


Re: Resizing & horizontal scrolling bus [Re: Space_Shadow] #197539 08/04/08 03:04 PM
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Did you experience these issues prior to installing SP1?


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Re: Resizing & horizontal scrolling bus [Re: starbucks_mafia] #197542 08/04/08 05:23 PM
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I did!

Re: Resizing & horizontal scrolling bus [Re: Riamus2] #197545 08/04/08 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted By: Riamus2
Any mIRC prior to 6.3 will have problems in Vista. Using the latest version, as mentioned, should solve your problems.


Not strictly true.
Every bug i read that involved vista and slightly older mIRC's i never experienced and a lot of my friends didn't either.

Re: Resizing & horizontal scrolling bus [Re: Space_Shadow] #197546 08/04/08 07:58 PM
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IIRC this is a windows bug for MDI child windows using the aero interface. I reported this a while ago, but this was either solved by microsoft in a software update or perhaps Khaled made a workaround because it does not happen for me anymore. I do remember reinstalling vista between the time I last had the problem, though, so the bug could also be related to specific user settings.

The thing is, this should happen to all your MDI applications, not just mIRC.


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Re: Resizing & horizontal scrolling bus [Re: argv0] #197549 08/04/08 09:26 PM
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But it does only happen to mIRC, Iím afraid...

Re: Resizing & horizontal scrolling bus [Re: Space_Shadow] #197554 09/04/08 12:02 AM
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what other programs are you testing with?

please list the output from typing the following in mirc:

//echo -a $version $script(0) $nopath($script(1)) $dll(0) $md5($mircexe,2)


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Re: Resizing & horizontal scrolling bus [Re: argv0] #197559 09/04/08 05:00 AM
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Gives me this:

6.31 1 script.ini 0 e72425de3cb77a4ddff9289f728017b4

Re: Resizing & horizontal scrolling bus [Re: Space_Shadow] #197575 09/04/08 05:49 PM
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The first issue appears to be a Windows Vista bug. I reproduced it some months ago in both mIRC and other MDI applications. As far as I know there is no way for mIRC to resolve this issue itself.

The second issue I have been unable to reproduce so far. Are you using a single line editbox or a multi-line editbox? Does it happen only in certain windows, eg. channel windows, or in all mIRC windows?

Re: Resizing & horizontal scrolling bus [Re: Khaled] #197580 09/04/08 08:33 PM
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So thereís no hope? I did try a clean uninstallation followed by a reinstallation but to no avail.

As to the second issue, yes, Iím using a single-line editbox and itís the same thing in every single window I open. I tried using the multi-line editbox and it didnít get any better.

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Re: Resizing & horizontal scrolling bus [Re: Space_Shadow] #197581 09/04/08 09:18 PM
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There is little hope for issue #1 since it is indeed a Vista bug, not mIRC. However *I* no longer have the issue, so it might have been resolved in a windows update but I cannot confirm that. As I mentioned above, it might also be related to specific UI settings.. I forget what changed between now and the last time I reproduced it, but I haven't seen it since my reformat.

For issue #2 you'll have to show steps on reproducing it I think. If you can provide a consistent way to show the issue, it will help Khaled fix the bug.


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I have never experienced #1 in Vista, so it is probably some choice of settings in Vista that causes it.

I can confirm #2, however. If I have more text in the edit box than fits on the visible screen and I'm at the beginning of the line, I cannot highlight the text with the mouse and "scroll" to the end. It will only go to the end of the visible area. It does seem to scroll about 1/2 character to the right beyond what fits within the visible area, but that's all. This is on Vista Ultimate w/o SP1.


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Re: Resizing & horizontal scrolling bus [Re: Riamus2] #208028 10/01/09 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted By: Riamus2
I can confirm #2, however. If I have more text in the edit box than fits on the visible screen and I'm at the beginning of the line, I cannot highlight the text with the mouse and "scroll" to the end. It will only go to the end of the visible area.

I can confirm this too, on Win XP Pro SP2, with mIRC 6.35 as well as the prior versions. I took the freedom to borrow a sentence from the mIRC about page for reproduction steps.

- Use a single line editbox and paste the following into it:

Quote:
mIRC is a full featured Internet Relay Chat client for Windows that can be used to communicate, share, play or work with others on IRC networks around the world, either in multi-user group conferences or in one-to-one private discussions.

- Press the Home key to get to the start of the line

- Try to highlight the text with the mouse from left to right. As soon as the end of the visible area is reached, you can't highlight any further because the text doesn't scroll.

Highlighting right to left works, albeit not smoothly. The text "jumps" to the start of the line as soon as you reach the left end of the visible area.