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mIRC tray icon disapears #209270 08/02/09 02:58 PM
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Hi,

when mIRC is minimized to tray and explorer.exe crashes and restarts itself, the mIRC tray icon disappears. mIRC is running, but i can't access it and I have to use the windows task manager to kill the process.
Because there are programs whose tray icons never disappear when explorer.exe crashes, I think that's a mirc problem.

Can you help me? How can recreate its tray icon and don't kill the process?

My OS is Windows Vista x64.

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Re: mIRC tray icon disapears [Re: Neko74] #209271 08/02/09 03:15 PM
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Though I'm not able to reproduce the issue on XP (minimized mIRC to tray - killed explorer.exe - restarted explorer.exe): do you have "Always show mIRC icon in tray" checked at Options > Display > Options > Tray? Maybe it isn't related to that setting but something like RegisterWindowMessage("TaskbarCreated") that Vista handles in a different way ...


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Re: mIRC tray icon disapears [Re: Horstl] #209272 08/02/09 04:15 PM
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"Always show mIRC icon in tray" is checked.
Thanks for the link, it's interesting but i'm not a programmer smile

Re: mIRC tray icon disapears [Re: Neko74] #209273 08/02/09 04:23 PM
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The link was just to illustrate "something that vista may handle in a different way" smile
I think if other vista users can confirm this behaviour this should go to the bug reports forum.

Re: mIRC tray icon disapears [Re: Horstl] #209276 08/02/09 05:30 PM
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I have had this situation occur under Windows XP, however, it is damn near impossible to duplicate, as one of the conditions of duplicating it is to have Explorer crash (forcing Explorer to end task via the Task Monitor does not do the job).

It has happened so rarely that I nearly forgot about it completely until reading this topic.

I also don't think this is a mIRC issue, as I've had other programs react in the same manner.

Re: mIRC tray icon disapears [Re: RusselB] #209277 08/02/09 06:42 PM
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Happens sometimes for me (Win XP Pro SP2)... but the way i see it is:
If i kill explorer.exe process it restarts and everything is normal.
If explorer.exe crashes some icons are gone, mIRC is one of them (another program is peerguardian - the icon reappears on tray but I can't click on it.)
My guess is that this is program issue (so it should fall under bugreports imho)

As for mIRC - if it happens I start another instance of mIRC and enter following:
Code:
//dde $ddename Command "" /showmirc -r

Just be sure you have DDE enabled in mIRC options.

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Re: mIRC tray icon disapears [Re: Brax] #209279 08/02/09 07:27 PM
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Thanks a lot Brax.

DDE server enabled. cool

In Windows Vista fortunately explorer.exe rarely crashes, but when this occurs, the trayicon problem is irratating.
I've tried the showmirc command (--->Windows Run: "C:/.../mirc.exe /showmirc -s"): mIRC appears, but I'm disconnected from irc servers.
Now I have the solution.

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Re: mIRC tray icon disapears [Re: Brax] #209292 09/02/09 07:00 AM
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Entering an "irc://" link in the Run dialog, or clicking one in a website works too, IIRC.