Click on any tab on the above image for more information.
I don't think that there is much to be said about General options. If you can read, then everything is very clear, but some things are worth mentioning.
For example your nick, help, mIRC etc.
Any lines which contain words matching any words in your list will be highlighted in the highlight colour you've chosen in the Tools\Colour dialogue.
Don't you get bored waiting for your mIRC to connect to the server? Under Perform you can specify some actions for your mIRC to perform when it gets a connection.
Check On connect perform this commands: and in the window beneath it type
Change connect.wav with whatever wave file you want.
Type in [Quit message] box, whatever you want, a funny message or even your Home Page URL.
Trigger flood check after :- The number of bytes at which mIRC should check if it might be flooding the server or not. A High number will not be useful. A low number will slow down mIRC. Try to experiment with numbers between 300 and 500.
Max. lines in buffer The maximum number of lines mIRC will buffer.
Max. lines per person The maximum number of messages a user can have in the buffer.
Ignore person for How long to ignore a user who has exceeded your flood settings.Between 30 and 60 is reasonable.
Why? Because you can set these settings from the Tools\Colour dialogue.
Show :- Check only User Addresses , Queries in active window and Notices in active window . Otherwise your channel window will be cramped with unnecessary messages.
Also it is a good idea to have checked , Whois on query and Rejoin channel when kicked.
Don't forget to check Active
Its a good idea to Log all conversations in channels and private chats. Check Channels and Private chats.
Lock log files
Listen for !nick file get requests :- If this is turned on mIRC will listen for requests from other users who don't have your sound and want to DCC Get it from you. mIRC will DCC Send the requested sound to the user automatically.
Send !nick file as private message :- If this is turned on, then whenever you use the !nick file format to DCC Get a file from another user, mIRC will send the request as a private message instead of as a channel message. The purpose of this is to prevent such messages from cluttering the channel.
Location of Wav files
:- Specify your Wav Directory and whenever a wav sound
is requested, mIRC will look in this directory and
all of its sub directories for it.
For example, by default in Status listbox you have /motd
Change /motd with the following
If your an
user with this
If your a
user with this
If your an
user with this
and Double click in your Status window and see what happens :-)
By default settings for dropping files with no shift
key pressed are:
*.wav:/sound $1 $2
The default settings for dropping files with the shift key held down is: *.*:/dcc send $1 $2
Which means that if you drop a Wave file, it will be
played with the /sound command, and if you drop any
other type of file it will initiate a dcc send to that
You can define different actions for different types of files by associating a command with a file ending.
Turning on this option slows down mIRC a bit since it has to scan each incoming line before printing it, so if you don't need this option it will speed things up if you turn it off.
mIRC looks for URL beginning with "http://, ftp://, gopher://, www., and ftp.". mIRC also checks to make sure addresses are not added to a list if they already exist. Addresses longer than 256 characters are ignored.
For more help click the URL button on the above mIRC toolbar.
If you enable finger Server then the only thing important
[default] which will be used to reply to a finger request
which does not specify a user.
The options in this dialogue are extra bits and pieces that don't fit anywhere else. In my humble opinion only the following three are important
Fast screen update
Pop up colour index