1. I have mIRC configured to auto-join a channel on invite. This does seem to work, but the joined channel window does not pop open for me, it seems to be minimized upon joining. Is there a way to make the channel window open up when the channel is auto-joined on invite?
The auto-join feature is designed to work in a way makes sense for most users, ie. if you are typing in a channel or query window, and an invite request arrives, you would not want a channel window to suddenly open up while you are typing in another window.
However, if you really want this, one way to do it would be to disable the auto-join option and to use a remote script that listens for invite requests and uses a /join to join the channel:
on *:invite:#:/join $chan
2. When using a bouncer (psyBNC in my case), the bouncer's "chat" window is under the nickname -psyBNC (I have read a thread about issues with hyphen prefixed nicknames, although I don't know how that story evolved or how things stand with that). But basically what I would like to do (if at all possible) is to make mIRC NOT react to the content in that chat window, meaning, it should not start blinking as if I had a new message when mIRC is minimized, and it should not highlight words in that window based on my Highlight settings. I have tried playing around with mIRC Address Book / Control - Ignore setting, but without any luck. Can what I want be done at all ?
The ignore feature does not currently have the option to ignore flashing. I have added this to the to-do list. The only way around this currently is to use a script, as described in maroon's post.