mIRC is a full featured Internet Relay Chat client for Windows that can be used to communicate, share, play or work with others on IRC networks around the world, either in multi-user group conferences or in one-to-one private discussions.
It has a clean, practical interface that is highly configurable and supports features such as buddy lists, file transfers, multi-server connections, SSL encryption, proxy support, UTF-8 display, customizable sounds, spoken messages, tray notifications, message logging, and more.
mIRC also has a powerful scripting language that can be used both to automate mIRC and to create applications that perform a wide range of functions from network communications to playing games.
mIRC has been in development for over a decade and is constantly being improved and updated with new technologies.
This is a small update that addresses a number of important issues that have been reported by users since the last release. It includes improvements, changes and fixes to a number of features, including:
- The editbox in the active window now correctly receives the focus when mIRC is restored from a minimized state.
- File dialogs now correctly return file extensions when "Hide file extensions" is enabled in Explorer in Windows 7.
- The switchbar now displays scrollbar buttons, when needed, to scroll through the list of open windows.
- The hash table commands hadd/hinc/hdec should now work more like their set/inc/dec counterparts when using the -cuNz switches.
- The socket command /sockwrite now sends data immediately which should speed up transfers.
- Other changes and bug fixes
This update builds on and improves the stability of the new Unicode version of mIRC (see the previous v7.1 release announcement for details).