Menu Editor

The menu editor allows editing various context menus in AdiIRC.

it can be opened by clicking Menubar -> Tools -> Edit Menus or by pressing the ALT + P shortcut or by typing /edit -m.

The editor shares characteristics with all the other editors.

See also Scripting Menus, Editor Options.


When no menu ini file exists, AdiIRC internally uses some defaults menus. When opening the menu editor in this case, AdiIRC inserts the defaults into the editor and all the menu sections are marked as being edited/not saved, saving the menus once creates the menu ini file and the marking goes away.

Status section

Edit the Server Windows right-click menu.

Channel section

Edit the Channel Windows right-click menu.

Query section

Edit the Private Windows right-click menu.

Nicklist section

Edit the Nicklist right-click menu.

Menubar section

Edit the Menubar Commands menu.

Channel Link section

Edit the Text Area #channel link right-click menu.

Link section

Edit the Text Area link/url right-click menu.

Saving menus to a different ini file

To save the current menu items to a different ini file, click the Menubar (inside the editor) -> File -> Save As menu item.

Loading menus from a different ini file

To load menu items from a different ini file, click the Menubar (inside the editor) -> File -> Load menu item or use the /load command.

When loading menu items using the /load or /unload command, the menu editor will be automatically updated with the new menu items.

Search/replace text

Clicking the Menubar (inside the editor) -> Edit -> Find or pressing the CTRL + F shortcut opens the search and replace panel.

You can search or search and replace using a Regular Expression by checking the Regex checkbox.

Pressing the ESCAPE key closes the search panel.

Checking brackets

Checking for balanced brackets can be done by clicking the {} menu item to the far right of the Menubar (inside the editor) or by pressing the CTRL + H shortcut.

Reloading a menu ini file

If a menu ini file was modified outside of the editor, it can be reloaded by clicking the Menubar (inside the editor) -> File -> Reload menu item or by pressing the F5 shortcut or by typing /reload.

Reset a menu section to default

Clicking the reset button resets the current selected menu section to the default menus for that section.

Testing menus

The Popup menu item in the Menubar (inside the editor) can be used to show how the menu items will be shown in the real menu.


The font of the editor can be changed by clicking the Menubar (inside the editor) -> File -> Change Font menu item.

Note: only truetype fonts can be used.


The editor colors can be changed in Options -> Colors.