Channels List keys
You can use this on a line in the Channels List window to join the channel minimized.
Cursor and Page keys
Browses the command line history buffer for a single-line editbox.
Browses the command line history buffer for a multi-line editbox.
Browses the scrollback buffer of a window a page at a time.
Browses the scrollback buffer of a window a line at a time.
If you are editing text in an editbox, this moves the cursor in the text to the start or end of the edtibox. If there is no text in the editbox, this moves the scrollback buffer of a window to the top or bottom.
In a multi-line editbox this moves the cursor to the next line allowing you to enter several separate lines.
If you want to send information beginning with the / command prefix and you want it to be sent as normal text instead of interpreted as a command, just hold down the Control key when you press enter.
Inserts control codes for bold, underline, reverse and color in text.
Switches between the editbox and the nickname listbox in a channel window. See the Keys section where this behaviour can be changed.
Shows the help file and is context sensitive, so you can press it in a dialog and it will bring up the help file section describing that dialog. Remember that if this key is redefined as an alias it will no longer work as a help key.
Displays the Keyword search dialog for the help file. If this is redefined as an alias it will no longer work as a help key.
In status/channel/query/etc. windows, this opens up a text search dialog allowing to you search the text buffer of that window for matching text.
Scrolls back text in a window to the Line Marker.
You can use this on a Status Window switchbar button to show/hide all buttons associated with the status window. New windows will always have their buttons displayed even if the hide option is on. You can use Alt+F1 to show/hide buttons.
This closes the window associated with the switchbar button.
This minimizes the window associated with the switchbar button.
If an editbox is empty and you press the Tab key, mIRC inserts a "/msg nickname" into the editbox of the window you are currently on, where nickname is the last person that sent you a message.
You can use Control+D to remove a nickname from the Tab Key nickname list of users who have recently messaged you.
Note: The editbox needs to be empty in order for the Tab key to work as described above since the Tab key also performs the functions below...
If you are in a channel window editbox and it contains some text, the Tab key performs nickname completion on the word the cursor is on, this allows you type in only the first character or two of a nickname on that channel and then press Tab and mIRC will expand it to the full nickname.
If you press the Tab key while the cursor is positioned over a %variable or $identifier, it is evaluated.
The Tab completion also works for a nickname in a query window, the nicknames in your notify list when in the status window, and for channel names in your favorites folder when in any window.
You can also use wildcard *? characters in nickname tab completion.
Text mark/copy keys
If you want to copy text with control codes, you can hold down the Control key while you do the copy.
If you want to copy text with line-breaks as it appears in a window, you can hold down the Shift key while you do the copy.
You can hold down the Control key while clicking the Connect toolbar button to make mIRC use the next server in the list.
You can hold down the Shift key while clicking the Connect toolbar button to make mIRC connect to the current server using the same port instead of a randomly selected port.
This toggles focus between the Treebar and the currently active window.
If you press Alt and a number, mIRC will display the Nth window listed in your Window menu. If you press Alt+0 (zero) and you are in an mIRC desktop window, it will jump to the main mIRC window.
Shows or hides the second editbox in a channel window.
Toggles the maximized state of the active window.
This closes the active window, if enabled in the Keys dialog.
This minimizes mIRC and asks you for a Lock password..
Cycles through channel windows.
Cycles through query windows.
Cycles through all windows, as set in the Keys dialog.
Quickly minimizes the active window, it must be turned on in the Other dialog.
This minimizes mIRC in a way opposite to that selected in the Tray dialog.
You can roll/unroll a window by holding the shift-key and clicking your right mouse button on the window titlebar.