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Gray out away users (from alt-b settings)

Posted By: eahm

Gray out away users (from alt-b settings) - 07/05/21 11:04 PM

Hi Khaled, can you please add an option in the attached screenshot/settings to gray out away users in the nicklist?

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

I get many features can be implemented with scripts but I think these two features (away users and bold nicks) should be able to be set by the irc client.

Thanks.
Posted By: Wims

Re: Gray out away users (from alt-b settings) - 09/05/21 05:10 PM

If you're talking about the away status from /away, then it would require mirc to track down this state for every user on all channels you're in.
I'm not sure if with IRCv3 or something else it's possible to get notified of such events, but if it's not, I'd say this is not something mIRC should do, as you said a script would be better suited.

It's currently possible to color users from their idle time, which I use and might do the job for you.
Posted By: Khaled

Re: Gray out away users (from alt-b settings) - 11/05/21 10:32 AM

This type of feature suggestion, where a client needs to repeatedly send requests to a server to update an internal list, has been discussed many times before.

I generally try to avoid adding features that lead to heavy bandwidth usage on a server.

What you are asking is for mIRC to send a /who to all of the channels you are on, repeatedly, to retrieve the away status of every user on each channel. If you are on multiple channels, with thousands of users, that can lead to a significant load on the server. Multiply that by all of the other clients on a server that are doing this, as well as all of the other client features that do something similar, and a server could find itself under heavy strain. This would likely have the knock-on effect of the server becoming more sensitive to bandwidth-demanding requests and disconnecting users more frequently.

So, no, there are no plans to add such a feature.
Posted By: Sat

Re: Gray out away users (from alt-b settings) - 11/05/21 01:02 PM

Originally Posted by eahm
these two features (away users and bold nicks)

For anyone as confused about this part as I was, apparently "bold nicks" refers to another feature request.
Posted By: eahm

Re: Gray out away users (from alt-b settings) - 11/05/21 07:40 PM

Ohh got it perfect thank you but what about that idle time setting? Shouldn't that work just the same like Wims said? Do I have to wait 30 mins (or whatever time I set) to see the colors change?
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