Popups can be helpful, and they can be fun or pretty. Colored text can be interesting, too. This page covers three basic areas:
popups in pIRCh. [ shrunk/condensed windows shown here ]
The "main channel" popups are placed in one area there
The "names channel" popups are placed in a different area there
(popups that do use someone's name as part of the popup).
There are many, many ready-made popup scripts you can download and install. See the links at the bottom of this page for some great places to get them.
You will get this box, paste in the popup scripts you have. To make a "Category",
put the category, like "greetings" flush against the left edge. Every popup that you want to have in that category, put a period before the popup script.
Using popups in mIRC.
IRC allows you to type using special attributes including bold, underlined, italics and fixed pitch and symbol fonts in addition to the standard font. Use these keystrokes from the table, to change the attribute setting, using the same methods outlined for colors below.
To use these codes, you would do the following:
There are 16 colors available in both pIRCh and mIRC. They can be used for both foreground and background effects. To change the foreground color of the text you are typing, use the Ctrl-k keystroke followed by a number ranging from 0-15.
For example, in pIRCh, if you want to type the word "test" in bright red -- press "[Ctrl-k]4Test" would come out as Test.
1. Type Ctrl-k [ hold the Ctrl key down, press letter 'k', then release both ]
If you also want to change the background color of a word, you would need to type two numbers separated by a common instead of just one number. The
first number is the text color, the second number is the background color. To change the background to blue, and have the text red, for example, press
COLORs - pIRCh
|write these down to keep handy||0=white||1=black||2=navy||3=green||4=red||5=maroon||6=purple||7=olive|
COLORs - mIRC
|write these down to keep handy||0=white||1=black||2=blue||3=green||4=light red||5=brown||6=purple||7=orange|
|8=yellow||9=light green||10=cyan||11=light cyan||12=light blue||13=pink||14=gray||15=light gray|
If you have already typed text in the 'text enter' box, and decide
you want to use the control codes (make it a color, or bold), just select (highlight) the text with your cursor, right click with your mouse button,
and a menu will come up where you can then choose: bold, color, etc. For colors, it will then give you a box where you would enter the color # codes
desired (see above). This will insert both starting and ending control codes around the text you selected. Then hit the enter
key, and your text will show up (bold, colored, etc.) in the main chat dialog box.
You can enclose text in multiple control codes, so for example you could have a bold, underlined, and color word(s).
How to do, and use, IRC sounds + other popup info
Sounds are interesting, but I haven't gone into them here. You can find LOTS of information about sounds, popups, scripts, and more! at these places,
and they have links to even more places:
|learning mIRC popups (GREAT place!)
see the whole site, lots of good info here!
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