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 h1. FAQ/FSS 

 h5. (Frequently Said Statements) 


 h2. I can't see emoji/some symbols 

 If you ever experience an issue with displaying unicode characters (which is not just an encoding issue), try enable [[Options_Dialog|Options]] -> [[Messages_Options|Messages]] -> [[Messages_Options#Use-alternative-text-rendering|Use alternative text rendering]]. 

 h2. How do I auth/identify before I join? 

 If you need to be authed with nickserv before joining a channel, you can use the [[/sleep]] (or [[/timer]]) command in your [[serverlist]] "Run these commands on connect" field: 

 <pre> 
 /msg nickserv identify <password> 
 /sleep 3 /join #channel1,#channel2 
 </pre> 

 /sleep 3, means wait 3 seconds before running the following command. 

 _The new [[serverlist]] has this feature built-in as well as "SASL":http://ircv3.net/specs/extensions/sasl-3.1.html support which makes this a non issue._ 

 h2. Why doesn't Ctrl-C work? 

 When you select text from the message buffer, AdiIRC will automatically copy the text to the clipboard when you release the left mouse button. 

 If you prefer to manually press %(key)CTRL% + %(key)C%, you can go to [[Options_Dialog|Options]] -> [[Messages_Options|Messages]] and disable [[Messages_Options#AutoCopy-selected-text-to-Clipboard|AutoCopy selected text to Clipboard]]    and [[Messages_Options#AutoFocus-Editbox|AutoFocus Editbox]]. 

 _These options might be merged into one soon as well as a feature to ask which method to use._ 

 h2. TLS isn't working on a server! 

 If you experience problems connecting to a TLS only server, you can try the ".NET 4.5":http://adiirc.com/download.php version which has support for TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2.  

 h2. How do I change my version reply? 

 You can disable or change the CTCP VERSION reply using the [[on CTCP|CTCP event]] in a small script. 

 This can be used for any CTCP request. 

 <pre> 
 ; Disable CTCP version reply. 
 CTCP *:VERSION:*:halt 

 ; Reply with a custom version. 
 CTCP *:VERSION:*:ctcpreply $nick IRC Version 42 | halt 
 </pre> 

 h2. How do I disable the popups/notifications? 

 Tips for various events can be disabled in [[Options_Dialog|Options]] -> [[Tips_Options|Tips]], to disable highlight tips, go to [[Options_Dialog|Options]] -> [[Highlights_Options|Highlights]], in the listbox area select "$me", then click the "Edit" button, uncheck "Tip message" and click "Save". 

 h2. How do I disable highlight sounds? 

 Go to [[Options_Dialog|Options]] -> [[Highlights_Options|Highlights]], in the listbox area select "$me", then click the "Edit" button, set the sound dropdown to "No sound" and click "Save". 

 h2. How do I use CERTFP, PEM files, etc with AdiIRC. 

 AdiIRC supports only "PFX":https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PKCS_12 certificates, you can convert a "PEM":https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privacy-enhanced_Electronic_Mail certificate to "PFX":https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PKCSusing using this "openssl":https://www.openssl.org/ format: 

 <pre> 
 openssl pkcs12 -export -out mynick.pfx -in mynick.pem 
 </pre> 

 For creating a new certificate, have a look "here":http://help.globalscape.com/help/secureserver3/Generating_a_PKCS_12_private_key_public_certificate.htm 

 h2. I want to use the beta! 

 To update to a beta release, just type [[/betaup]]. 

 h2. How do I add toolbar items aligned to the right? 

 There is a tiny "|" separator to the right, if you right click the Toolbar and choose "Customize", you are able to drag the item to the right of that border. 

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 h2. My BNC starts up so slow on AdiIRC! 

 Things you can try: 

 * Make sure you are using latest beta. 
 * Reduce [[Options_Dialog|Options]] -> [[Messages_Options|Messages]] -> Max buffer. 
 * Disable [[Options_Dialog|Options]] -> [[Monitor_Panels_Options|Monitor Panels]] -> Monitor Channels/Servers. 
 * Type "/setoption Links CaptureLinks False" to disable capturing links. 
 * Disable [[Options_Dialog|Options]] -> [[Windows_Options|Windows]] -> Focus newly opened windows. 
 * Disable/reduce channel backgrounds. 
 * Disable/reduce emoticons. 
 * Disable/reduce highlights. 
 * Disable/reduce nick colors. 
 * Disable/reduce [[on TEXT]] and [[on PARSELINE]] scripts. 
 * Disable [[Options_Dialog|Options]] -> [[Logging_Options|Logging]] -> Log channels. 
 * Make sure [[Options_Dialog|Options]] -> [[Messages_Options|Messages]] -> [[Messages_Options#Use-alternative-text-rendering|Use alternative text rendering]] is unchecked. 
 * Make sure channel/main window is as large as possible (or smaller font) to avoid word wrapping. 
 * Use fixed size message font. 

 h2. How do I make it so /server connects with ...? 

 The default options used when connecting with [[/server]] or from Menubar -> File -> New window can be changed in [[Options_Dialog|Options]] -> [[Quick Connect Options|Quick Connect]]. 

 h2. Why is 'connecting' slow on some networks? 

 Some networks tries to scan your port 113 to see if you have a [[Identd]] server running, if the port is closed or the identd server is not running, it can take a while for the scan to timeout, make sure [[Identd]] server is enabled in [[Options_Dialog|Options]] -> [[Server_Options|Server]] and that port 113 is open in your firewall and router. (AdiIRC does not yet support "UPNP":https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Plug_and_Play). 

 h2. How do I move the monitors to their own window? 

 When "Lock Bars" is disabled (right click any menubar/toolbar/switchbar/statusbar/treebar to enable/disable) you can left-click the header of the monitor panel or a tab and move it with the mouse, if you release the mouse in the middle of the AdiIRC main window, the monitor will become a standalone window. 

 The window can be docked inside AdiIRC as a regular channel window by pressing CTRL + D. 

 _See also [[Monitor Panels]]._ 

 You can also undock the monitor panel into a window by right-clicking the header or tab and choose "Undock". 

 h2. How do I autojoin several channels? 

 Use <code>,</code> inbetween the channels. 

 h2. Does AdiIRC have a systray icon? 

 Yes, check [[Options_Dialog|Options]] -> [[Tray Icon Options|Tray Icon]]. 

 h2. Can I use AdiIRC without .NET? 

 No, I use .NET because its fast, easy and it has large libraries which enables me to code much more in less time. On a side note, from Windows Vista, .NET is included in Windows per default. -- kr0n 

 h2. Does AdiIRC support DCC? 

 Yes, both chat and file transfers 

 h2. There is so many other IRC clients, why wasting time writing another? 

 I mainly do this for fun and learning more about .NET/C# and IRC in general. -- kr0n 

 h2. I found a bug, what do I do? 

 Check https://dev.adiirc.com/projects/adiirc/issues and see if its been reported. If not, report it! 

 h2. I got this great idea, can you implement it? 

 Check https://dev.adiirc.com/projects/adiirc/issues and see if someone suggested it. If not, suggest it! 

 h2. What does "Adi" stands for? 

 Nothing really. It's an old prefix used for some other projects many years ago, and the prefix just carried over to this irc client. Original it was derived from the song A.D.I.D.A.S by the band KoRn. According to some it could stand for All Day I IRC :P -- kr0n 

 h2. Is AdiIRC open source or can I get the source? 

 AdiIRC is not open source at this point. 

 h2. Can I use AdiIRC on OSX/Linux? 

 Follow https://dev.adiirc.com/projects/adiirc/wiki/Wine 
 Using AdiIRC on non-windows isn't as well supported, and using mono isn't supported at all. 

 h2. Will you port AdiIRC to my mobile OS? 

 AdiIRC is a desktop IRC client, as such it cannot be ported, a new client would have to be made from scratch and there are already good mobile IRC clients, also I have no interest in mobile IRC. --kr0n 

 h2. How do I change message fonts? 

 Message fonts can be changed in [[Options_Dialog|Options]] -> [[Messages Options|Messages]]. 

 h2. Why does task manager show high memory usage for AdiIRC? 

 The task manager numbers are not the actual memory usage, the .NET framework which runs AdiIRC is like a little OS inside Windows, it allocates memory as needed and free it as needed, just like windows does, there are no such thing as a memory leak in .NET applications, except in very specific cases. 

 To show the real memory usage, you can type [[/gcmem]] in the Editbox. 

 h2. Does AdiIRC support "OTR":https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Off-the-Record_Messaging? 

 There is no "OTR":https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Off-the-Record_Messaging support in AdiIRC and no plans to add it, however it is possible for someone to add OTR support through a [[Plugins|Plugin]] or a [[Scripting_DLL|DLL]]. (As an example, check the [[blowfish]] DLL) 

 h2. Why are some windows/channels shown on the desktop? 

 Pressing %(key)CTRL% + %(key)D% toggles "Show on desktop". 

 _"Shown on desktop" status is also saved across sessions._ 

 h2. How to upgrade/downgrade AdiIRC 

 # Download the (portable) version you want from https://www.adiirc.com/download.php. 
 # Type [[/paths]] -r to open the AdiIRC folder where AdiIRC.exe is. 
 # Close AdiIRC. 
 # Copy the downloaded file into the AdiIRC folder and replace the old AdiIRC.exe with the new one. 

 This can be done to go from stable to beta, or from 32 bit to 64 and visa versa, no other steps needed. 

 h2. How to backup the config folder 

 Type [[/paths]] -o or go to Menubar -> Tools -> Config Files to open the config folder, copy it anywhere.