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Notify when someone you are talking to is typing. #35481 10/07/03 08:42 PM
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I have been using IRC related programs for as long as I can remember. One of the only IRC programs that really attracted me is IRC. Since it is such a flexible program. The one thing that I think would make mIRC a much better program is if a little program was written to tell you when someone is typing you a msg. if you can add this on a future version I think mIRC will attract a lot of people that use MSN for that reason.
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Re: Notify when someone you are talking to is typing. #35482 10/07/03 09:41 PM
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Not possible... and this has been suggested before... If I remember right... Next time before posting, use the search feature...


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//if ( khaled isgod ) echo yes | else echo no
Re: Notify when someone you are talking to is typing. #35483 10/07/03 10:34 PM
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it is posible actually, but both people would have to use the same script.

on *:TEXT:*:?:{
.set %privmsg $nick
}
on *:KEYPRESS:*:{
/.ctcp %privmsg typing
}
ctcp *:typing:*:{
//echo -a $nick is typing a message
}

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Re: Notify when someone you are talking to is typing. #35484 10/07/03 10:42 PM
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Exept there ain't on keypress event, or any else that works with channels/msg windows.
And that would flood the server...


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//if ( khaled isgod ) echo yes | else echo no
Re: Notify when someone you are talking to is typing. #35485 10/07/03 11:07 PM
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on *:KEYPRESS:*:{
/.ctcp %privmsg typing
}


It's a nice idea but after 18 characters you would be killed for flooding.

Re: Notify when someone you are talking to is typing. #35486 10/07/03 11:32 PM
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well provided you find a way to determine if a key is pressed (maybe $editbox on a timer?) you wouldnt have to send each keypress only the first. then when the recieving end gets the msg it echos it and waits for a msg from that person resetting a variable. The of course the next time they type the cycle repeats. I usually type quite fast however and can send multiple lines alot (not to mention pasting) so i still think youll get flooded off.

Since it already requires both parties to have the same script why not use sockets and make your own protocol for it?

its a nifty feature but i think its cost may be too great (unless you find a way using sox or something in wich case id use it lol)


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Re: Notify when someone you are talking to is typing. #35487 10/07/03 11:54 PM
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If it was me I would just work it from ON INPUT:?: though I am unsure of how to get mIRC to cancel the variable I would set to block more than one CTCP once the return key is pressed. I haven't done much mIRC scripting (aside from making a small bot to hammer the Fizzer virus with) in the last year or so, so I reckon I have forgotten a few things.

Only thing is, I think ON INPUT:?: would only work with a message window open, but not with just typing /msg name blah on a channel or status window.

Re: Notify when someone you are talking to is typing. #35488 10/07/03 11:56 PM
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ya im sure tho that it can be done. I think the sox method is the way to go tho so your not flooded away. Its a shame im too lazy atm lol


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Re: Notify when someone you are talking to is typing. #35489 11/07/03 12:09 AM
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I know the feeling lol.

Re: Notify when someone you are talking to is typing. #35490 11/07/03 01:10 AM
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Not completly bug free, but here...

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Re: Notify when someone you are talking to is typing. #35491 11/07/03 01:55 AM
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could it be done through DCC in some way? Or it's own port? So when someone types it sends something to that person through the port and then mIRC just does whatever it needs to?


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Re: Notify when someone you are talking to is typing. #35492 11/07/03 02:08 AM
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I don't see why not. I'm almost positive this could be done using mIRC's socket support. In order to write a script to do this, the on KEYDOWN event would need to be triggered in chat windows rather than only custom windows.

One thing about using a script, both users would need the script installed.

* An idea on how my script mechanism would function:

When starting a chat with another user, the script would set a socket to listen on your ip and on port 2112. When the on KEYDOWN event is triggered by you, the script would open a socket to the other user's ip and port 2112. Once the socket is connected, the script will have the socket send the string 'TYPE' to inform the other user's client that you're typing a message.

The other user's script will recieve the 'TYPE' string, and from here, alert the user that you're typing a message. This would repeat each time the on KEYDOWN event is triggered in a chat window.

The point I'm trying to make is, if this can be accomplished using sockets, then I would imagine Khaled could implement this very, very easily using a method like the one I suggested.

Re: Notify when someone you are talking to is typing. #35493 11/07/03 02:59 AM
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your method sounds horrible!

Re: Notify when someone you are talking to is typing. #35494 11/07/03 03:01 AM
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Is that all or do you have a better suggestion?

Re: Notify when someone you are talking to is typing. #35495 11/07/03 03:08 AM
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no I can't think of anything better. but the method Prizm suggested would cause some problems.

Re: Notify when someone you are talking to is typing. #35496 11/07/03 06:50 AM
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noone saw my file? I have a working example. Have 2 ppl downlaod that file, and run it. Then talk in the channel, and the other will see "<nick> is typing..." "nick has stopped typing"


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Re: Notify when someone you are talking to is typing. #35497 11/07/03 10:15 AM
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while the idea is great and ive always liked this since aim/msn implemented it. I dont think its gonna happen for a few reasons

1) mIRC could implemented it usesing sockets yes, but problems can happen like 1 or more persons has a problem with that port either its in use/blocked and thus no connections made

2) Its a lot of work on a query open mIRC would haveta socklisten or for tha matter who socklistens? who sockopens? this could be avoided of course by having each mIRC have one /socklisten for all of this then whoever msgs the person could open the socket to that person but then you run into the problem how do u get ips mIRC would haveta dns the person etc etc etc and if this all works u still run into problem #1 on occasions

although id like to see something like this i just dont think tis gonna happen way to much work for built in sockets getting ips opening sockets port issues etc

the only way i see it happening if it was a standard in ircds like a raw typeing :nickname and as u typed mIRC automaticly sent this raw etc etc but i dont see that happening either


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Re: Notify when someone you are talking to is typing. #35498 11/07/03 10:23 AM
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i saw yours and i thought that was the way you did it :tongue:


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Re: Notify when someone you are talking to is typing. #35499 11/07/03 03:13 PM
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What about the issue of... not everyone uses mIRC?

Re: Notify when someone you are talking to is typing. #35500 11/07/03 03:28 PM
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then they dont get the feature, simple as...


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