Menubar Control

The menubar gives access to most AdiIRC features.

See also /menubar, $menubar.

Hiding the menubar

The menubar can be hidden by clicking Menubar -> View -> Menubar or by typing /menubar off or by changing Options -> Windows -> Enable Menubar or by right-clicking the Menubar and then clicking Hide Menubar.

When the menubar is hidden, the menubar menu can still be accessed by right-clicking the Titlebar.

The menubar itself can be brought up by pressing the ALT key.

It can also be shown at any time/anywhere by typing /showmenu -m, which can also be associated with a shortcut.

Modifying the menubar

The /menubar command can be used to add/edit/remove any menu item. To have any changes persistent, put the commands in a on START script.

Modifying the Commands menubar

The commands menu can be modified by using the Menu Editor Dialog which can be opened by clicking Menubar -> Tools -> Edit Menus or by pressing the ALT + P shortcut or by typing /edit -m.

Menus from a specific file can also be loaded using the /load command.

Menubar position

The Menubar can be moved to the top/bottom/left/right of the main window by right-clicking the menubar then clicking Position.

Window icon

Showing/hiding window icon can be set in Options -> Windows -> Show icon in-Menubar.

Window control icons

Showing/hiding window control icons (minimize/maximize/restore) can be set in Options -> Windows -> Show window icons in Menubar.

Locking bars

Menubar/Toolbar/Switchbar/Treebar can be locked so they can't be moved by right-clicking any bar and then click Lock Bars.

Locking bars also removes the header from the Monitor Panels.


The menubar background/foreground colors can be set in Options -> Colors, the control icons (minimize/maximize/restore) will use the foreground color as well.

Note: Override Windows theme colors must be enabled.


The font can be changed in Options -> Fonts & Sizes or by using the /font command.

Background image

A background image for the Menubar can be set in Options -> Backgrounds or by using the /background command.

Updated by Per Amundsen about 3 years ago · 17 revisions

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