The editor is used to customize the command buttons, the tools menu and the
contextual menus. Contextual menus are popup menus that are displayed when you
hold down control and click the mouse. There are contextual menus in several
places in the application including the user list.
To open the editor choose Customize from the tools menu. The editor has tabs
for each area that can be edited.On each tab are buttons to add, delete and
edit the items as well as a button to restore the default setup.
To add a new item press the Add button. That will display a dialog like this:
The description field contains the command that will be performed when you
press the button or select the menu item.You can use all the elements of the
ircII scripting language, including variables, functions and other commands.
Please see the scripting chapter for more information
The popup allows you to select a number of the most common variables and see
what they mean. The Insert button will insert the variable in the description
field at the cursor.
Command buttons are located below the user list and are enabled when there
is a selection. The order of the command buttons can be changed by dragging
the items around.
The tools menu is intended to mostly operate on selections in the user list
but the items can be used at any time. The tools menu can contain hierarchical
menus, and the description of each item may contain one or more periods to indicate
the submenu level. The tools menu has a special placeholder for the channel
menu.You should not change the name of this placeholder if you wish to keep
the channel menu. The contents of the channel menu is defined in the favorite
The default tools menu has a number of submenus, including multi-level submenus.
If you look at the tools menu while comparing to the editor display the procedure
for creating submenus is quite obvious. In the following example you see the
item called "Other" which has no description attached to it. That
is a top level item that has a submenu. The following items are ".Whois"
and ".Away" but with one leading period. That means they are item
in the first level submenu of the “Other” item, and since ".Away"
has no description that means it has a submenu.
Then comes "..Set Away..." and "..Set Back" with two leading
periods. That means they are items in a second level submenu belonging to the
Thus the submenu structure is directly reflected in the table by the number
of leading periods.
Contextual menus, or simply popups, are displayed when you hold down the control
key while clicking in the user list, channel list, channel, query or server
message panels. To switch between the different menus use the popup button above
The contextual menus use the same method as the tools menu to specify submenus.