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#233445 13/08/11 09:36 PM
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I have MIRC 7.19 running on Windows 7 (64 bit), or so I would like to say. It has worked for a while, until yesterday when now upon starting it gives the popup window for connecting, and no window with channels and so forth. Any ideas why or how to fix this? I have tried to start it many times, and even rebooted Windows. I would like to talk with friends back home if at all possible.

Thanks in advance!

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If you open the "Window" menu in the mIRC menubar and select the "Tile" or "Cascade" menu items, does that bring back the window?

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Where? Once I click on connect, there is no window anywhere.
The only way I can even tell it is still running is by looking in Task Manager. MIRC is clearly still running, but I have no window of any kind anywhere. Nothing in the bar at the bottom, nothing anywhere. If I could find a menubar, I would be glad to do that.

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Have you checked in your system tray? Windows 7 started to hide new programs minimized to tray, you can expand them by clicking the little up arrow at the bottom right of your task bar. Check for the mIRC icon there. mIRC is set to minimize to tray by default, which is likely where it's getting lost.


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Good point - it could be that Windows 7 has hidden the mIRC tray icon. I will be changing the default behaviour in the next version of mIRC so that it does not minimize to the tray by default. Users will have to enable that setting manually if they want that behaviour.

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You appear to be correct. It was hidden. But that confuses me more then. I have been using MIRC for over a year, and this is the first time that has happened to me.

Well, I guess on the bright side, it is now working.

Thank you both very kindly. I had not given that a thought.

Much appreciated!

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Whew... I think I found the area I need to ask this question

I was on mIRC and had to do some other things so I shrank the mIRC area. Now I have a version of mIRC running on the computer and its hidden. I'd like to close that mIRC but I can't find it.
I even logged off the computer but when I came back on the mIRC program says its still logged in.
How do I find this?
Please HELLLLLPPPP!!!

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I've had that happen to me once. Have you tried rebooting, not logging out? This is not related to the above issue, but I think a rather odd quirk of Windows explorer where processes occasionally disappear from the tray altogether (in rare cases they are also gone from the task manager). Logging out might not stop it, since logging out doesn't necessarily close programs depending on your user settings. A soft reboot should do the trick. Alternatively, check the Processes tab of your Task Manager (type taskmgr in the start -> run box) for mirc.exe and kill any of those processes.


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