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mIRC and the systray #90477 14/07/04 06:28 PM
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I don't know if this is a "Windows thing" or not, but I'm gonna try it here anyway: mIRC is very friendly for the mouse-less among us (yes, they do exist!), loaded with hotkeys and so on. mIRC also has the possibility to minimize to the systray (right below, next to the clock), but is there also a way to activate mIRC from the systray WITHOUT using the mouse? There are no options for this, neither a hotkey.

For some programs, when already running in the systray, it's simply enough to launch them again to activate them, but mIRC launches just another copy. Is there a command line available wich activates mIRC from the systray without launching another copy maybe?

I don't like minimize mIRC to the the taskbar, as I'm on a low screen resolution and things get crowdy very easily. Any help appreciated.

Sfly

Re: mIRC and the systray #90478 14/07/04 07:33 PM
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Start Menu Button (or ctrl+esc)
[esc]
Tab 3 times
use arrows to get to the icon of your choice.


-KingTomato
Re: mIRC and the systray #90479 14/07/04 07:36 PM
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Get Zruntime.dll and create a new link (.lnk file) which runs the following command:

rundll32.exe c:\path\to\zruntime.dll,DDEmIRC mIRC,/showmirc -x

You can then assign it a "hotkey" and call it whenever you wish to restore mIRC.

Note: the command /showmirc has other switches you may find useful. Look it up in mIRC's helpfile index.

This thread offers an alternative (it's awkward, but works.)

Re: mIRC and the systray #90480 14/07/04 07:49 PM
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Amazingly. This is exactly what I meant!

Thanks a billion!

Sfly

Re: mIRC and the systray #90481 14/07/04 07:50 PM
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On *:Start:{
var %tmp $+(mIRC.,$rand(1,1000))
ddeserver on %tmp
if ((%lastdde) && ($isdde(%lastdde))) { dde %lastdde command "" /showmirc -x | exit }
else { set %lastdde %tmp }
}


Might be another alternative, although it does open another copy, if the dde names dont match it closes it.

Eamonn.

Re: mIRC and the systray #90482 14/07/04 07:51 PM
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Thats kinda nifty actually, not that i'd use it =)

Eamonn.

Re: mIRC and the systray #90483 14/07/04 11:06 PM
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i cant seem to get my mIRC to minimize to systray
in older versions there would be an option for it, i cant find one for this version, can someone inform me on how to minimize it to the systray?

Re: mIRC and the systray #90484 14/07/04 11:58 PM
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The option is still there smile

ALT+O > Display > Options > [Tray...]

Check the box 'Place mIRC in tray when minimized'.

If you just want to place it in the tray on one occasion rather than do it every time you minimise mIRC, type /showmirc -t.

Regards,


Mentality/Chris