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Outline? #209284 08/02/09 10:55 PM
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is there a way to outline text in a chat room? My screen looks like three columns: time, nickname and message. Because nicknames have different lengths, their text messages have different positions.

Like this:

nickname1 > hello nick
nick2 > hello nickname1

I would like this:

nickname1 > hello nick
nick2 > hello nickname1

Maybe a weird question, but it makes it easier for me to read, so is this possible?

Re: Outline? [Re: Kadaver] #209288 09/02/09 01:15 AM
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This is indenting, which has been mentioned before, and, at the moment, is not realistically possible.

Technically it is possible, but you would have to create a custom window for each channel window, then have the information from the channel sent to the proper custom window, and, for your replies, the information would have to go from the custom window to the correct channel window.

Additionally, if you wanted this same format for PM/Query windows, the same scenario would apply to each of them.

So if you were on 4 networks with 5 channels and 3 pm's each (as an example) you would end up with a total of 24 windows.

Re: Outline? [Re: RusselB] #209295 09/02/09 10:53 AM
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I see the example that i gave doens't work, the forum removed the spaces.

But i think you understand what i mean. Too bad it's not possible, i thought it would be pretty easy to do. But thnx for the answer.

Re: Outline? [Re: Kadaver] #209300 09/02/09 02:43 PM
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This can be done fairly easily. There are already many script available for download that do exactly what you want. Search on one of the mIRC script sites. You should find many scripts ranging from simple to complex.

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Re: Outline? [Re: genius_at_work] #209311 09/02/09 11:18 PM
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I stand corrected.

Re: Outline? [Re: genius_at_work] #209323 10/02/09 02:03 PM
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Thnx i found a script with a theme that does exactly what i wanted. It doesn't work with all fonts, but thats not a problem for me.

THNX!

Re: Outline? [Re: RusselB] #209326 10/02/09 02:51 PM
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Russel, I should clarify that you are correct about "true" indenting only working in custom windows. However, the scripts that the OP found use "fake" indenting by using padding characters to make space before or after short nicks so they line up with the longer nicks. Unfortunately, this only works with fixed-width fonts (as mentioned by the OP) All indenting codes suffer from wandering indentation due to people with long nicknames joining and parting the channel, as illustrated below.


Code:

<ThisIsALongNickName>
<      ShortNickName>

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* ThisIsALongNickName has parted
<NextLongestNick>
<  ShortNickName>



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