mIRC Home    About    Download    Register    News    Help

Print Thread
topic is cut in titlebar #237907 14/06/12 01:07 AM
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 7
A
aydin1954 Offline OP
Nutrimatic drinks dispenser
OP Offline
Nutrimatic drinks dispenser
A
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 7
Not sure that is a bug but cannot find any way to fix this, and I tried... and this happens with mIRC but not with Chatzilla.

One more thing, I am ALMOST sure that it used to work and it stopped to work at some point... no idea why.

Is this a bug or can I fix it somehow? Thanks.

Last edited by Khaled; 14/06/12 09:47 AM.
Re: topic is cut in titlebar [Re: aydin1954] #237910 14/06/12 02:16 AM
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 28
T
Tuxman Offline
Ameglian cow
Offline
Ameglian cow
T
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 28
I would not say this is a bug. I guess it is intended. How should mIRC display a title that long?


Gamers.IRC team - gamersirc.net
#Gamers.IRC on QuakeNet (sometimes we're there).
Re: topic is cut in titlebar [Re: Tuxman] #237913 14/06/12 07:10 AM
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 7
A
aydin1954 Offline OP
Nutrimatic drinks dispenser
OP Offline
Nutrimatic drinks dispenser
A
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 7
Chatzilla does it correctly. So do not see why mIRC does not... and as said I am sure it used to...

Re: topic is cut in titlebar [Re: aydin1954] #237914 14/06/12 07:25 AM
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 3,918
A
argv0 Offline
Hoopy frood
Offline
Hoopy frood
A
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 3,918
This is not a regression-- it is how 7.22 behaved. Titlebars seem to be clipped to a certain length. It might even be a Windows titlebar limitation.


- argv[0] on EFnet #mIRC
- "Life is a pointer to an integer without a cast"
Re: topic is cut in titlebar [Re: argv0] #237916 14/06/12 09:45 AM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 4,918
Khaled Offline
Hoopy frood
Offline
Hoopy frood
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 4,918
Yes, this is a Windows limitation. The titlebar text for an MDI window is automatically clipped to a certain length when the MDI window is maximized and displayed in the main window titlebar. This has always been the case and applies to all versions of mIRC and all applications that use MDI windows.

Re: topic is cut in titlebar [Re: Khaled] #237917 14/06/12 09:58 AM
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 7
A
aydin1954 Offline OP
Nutrimatic drinks dispenser
OP Offline
Nutrimatic drinks dispenser
A
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 7
OK then how come Chatzilla manages to do it?

Last edited by Khaled; 14/06/12 10:03 AM.
Re: topic is cut in titlebar [Re: aydin1954] #237918 14/06/12 10:11 AM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 4,918
Khaled Offline
Hoopy frood
Offline
Hoopy frood
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 4,918
mIRC is an MDI application, which means that it allows you to view and organize several windows at the same time. ChatZilla is not an MDI application. MDI windows are managed by Windows itself - a shortened titlebar for maximized MDI windows is a limitation of that feature unfortunately.

Re: topic is cut in titlebar [Re: Khaled] #237919 14/06/12 10:21 AM
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 7
A
aydin1954 Offline OP
Nutrimatic drinks dispenser
OP Offline
Nutrimatic drinks dispenser
A
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 7
ok then can I have mIRC not show the topic in the title bar but show it somewhere else on the screen permanently?

Alternatively maybe scroll it if too long? (if possible...)

Re: topic is cut in titlebar [Re: aydin1954] #237926 14/06/12 05:55 PM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 4,918
Khaled Offline
Hoopy frood
Offline
Hoopy frood
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 4,918
If you need information displayed in a way that is different to how mIRC normally displays information, your best option would be to write a script that does that for you.

Re: topic is cut in titlebar [Re: Khaled] #237929 14/06/12 06:41 PM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 809
Jigsy Offline
Hoopy frood
Offline
Hoopy frood
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 809
Originally Posted By: Khaled
your best option would be to write a script that does that for you.


I think there might be an issue with that.

Doing /titlebar @wid Test. causes the titlebar in the channel to change, but the moment someone says something or joins or whatever, it reverts back to the topic.

Is that/should that be normal procedure?; or should it wait until raw 331/332 gets sent by the server?


What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?
Re: topic is cut in titlebar [Re: aydin1954] #237948 15/06/12 02:34 PM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 994
C
CtrlAltDel Offline
Hoopy frood
Offline
Hoopy frood
C
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 994
Originally Posted By: aydin1954

Alternatively maybe scroll it if too long? (if possible...)


RusselB 's scrolling titlebar snippet on Hawkee


I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed person. wink
Re: topic is cut in titlebar [Re: Khaled] #237950 15/06/12 05:15 PM
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 7
A
aydin1954 Offline OP
Nutrimatic drinks dispenser
OP Offline
Nutrimatic drinks dispenser
A
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 7
Originally Posted By: Khaled
If you need information displayed in a way that is different to how mIRC normally displays information, your best option would be to write a script that does that for you.


I wish I knew how I am just a stupid user wink

But I did not dream that it worked.... it does...

I noticed you removed my images. Is it forbidden to put such in posts? If so I apologize but I have to put another one to show how it does work... guess just not in the main window...

Last edited by Khaled; 15/06/12 06:23 PM.
Re: topic is cut in titlebar [Re: CtrlAltDel] #237951 15/06/12 05:17 PM
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 7
A
aydin1954 Offline OP
Nutrimatic drinks dispenser
OP Offline
Nutrimatic drinks dispenser
A
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 7
Originally Posted By: CtrlAltDel
Originally Posted By: aydin1954

Alternatively maybe scroll it if too long? (if possible...)


RusselB 's scrolling titlebar snippet on Hawkee


Thanks I saw that but no clue how to use it.... frown

as said just a stupid user....

Re: topic is cut in titlebar [Re: aydin1954] #237952 15/06/12 06:25 PM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 4,918
Khaled Offline
Hoopy frood
Offline
Hoopy frood
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 4,918
Yes, it will work if the MDI window is not maximized. If the MDI window is maximized, the window title is displayed in the main mIRC window titlebar, which is why it gets shortened. Unfortunately there is no way around that since that is how Windows displays MDI windows.

Re: topic is cut in titlebar [Re: Khaled] #237953 15/06/12 06:53 PM
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 7
A
aydin1954 Offline OP
Nutrimatic drinks dispenser
OP Offline
Nutrimatic drinks dispenser
A
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 7
yeah got that... but I am happy to have a "solution" and confirmation that I did not dream it, so then before I did not have the window with the chat maximized just stretched to fit all the space... thanks for your patience.