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Control - Backspace not functioning #79829 18/04/04 07:30 PM
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Generally in Windows, Control-Backspace deletes the previous word. In Mirc it inserts a garbage control character, both in single and multiline input mode.

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confirm on v6.03 and 6.12
Use v6.14, it doesn't insert that character.


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Re: Control - Backspace not functioning #79831 18/04/04 09:21 PM
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Sorry, I disagree. I use 6.14 and the problem occurs.

The real problem is not that the character appears but that control-backspace is supposed to delete the previous word (as it does in any other windows application), and this does not work in mIrc.

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Then where do we put ASC-127?
I've grown attached. smirk

PS. CTRL+G really ought to produce the ^G ASC-7 character.


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Re: Control - Backspace not functioning #79833 18/04/04 10:58 PM
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I'm using Windows 98SE and I haven't got that problem.


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Re: Control - Backspace not functioning #79834 18/04/04 11:00 PM
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Quote:
(as it does in any other windows application)


Not quite. For example, try Notepad - you'll see it generates a $chr(127) character on ctrl+bksp as well. Another few quick examples from this WinXP installation: the text edit field in Paint and the address selection field in Addressbook.

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mIRC has been like this longer than I can remember... I always thought there was a reason for it which I never figured out *shrugs*

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I'm on mirc 6.14 and your error does not come up. works fine for me.

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Cannot confirm with mIRC 6.14 on Win2k Pro SP4.

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I think it depends on whether the "Multibyte editbox" option is checked under Alt+O >> IRC >> Messages.

When it is checked, Ctrl+Backspace deletes last word.
When it's unchecked, Ctrl+Backspace produces that char.

I'm using 98se.

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Spot on! Enabling MultiByte editor worked. Thanks!

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Spot on!? What kind of weird foreign expletive is that? :tongue:


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It's an Australian Slang meaning "just perfect" wink

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That link doesn't work, it's also used in england. smile


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Re: Control - Backspace not functioning #79843 19/04/04 08:34 AM
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Indeed, not a friendly link. Here's a snapshot:

  • ENGLISH IDIOMS 2.EDITION
  • spot on
    correct, bang on, dead on, right on Your answer is spot on! There are 1000 meters in a kilometer.

    Australian Slang
  • Spot-on
    just perfect

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Shesh... Aussies and their silly words. smirk


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Yep, should be more of it. The world needs a taste of real culture.

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