The preferences forms allow setting of several options that deal with
the look and functionality of upIRC. They need not be touched at all to
make use of upIRC, but can be used to customize things to your liking.
They may be accessed from the signon form, in
the Options menu. To return to the setup form, click the arrow button in
the lower-left corner of the form.
Name - The "real name" used when connecting to an IRC server. It
can be your real name or anything else.
Email - This is your email address, again real or imagined. The
username part of it is used by the ident server.
Close PPP Connection - This option tells upIRC to always, never or
to ask whether it should close the network connection when the server
connection is lost.
Enable Ident Server - Setting this option enables the built-in
ident server, which is required by some IRC servers.
Disable self-flood protection - This option disables the built-in
protection against flooding yourself off of the IRC server.
Show notices in current window - Normally, any notices received
from the server or other users will be displayed in the General window.
This option causes them to display in the current window as well.
Show user addresses - This option causes the addresses of users to
be display when they join or part a channel, or exit IRC.
Message timestamps - This option causes a timestamp, of the format
HH:MM, to be displayed with each message displayed.
Show message numerics - For numeric messages from the server, a
prefix of "***" is normally displayed. This option causes the numeric
code to be displayed in its place.
Show ops/voiced in channel - This option causes a @ (op) or +
(voice) to be added to users' nicks in the channel display when they
Beep on private message - Beep whenever a private message is
received. upIRC will beep at most every 5 seconds, regardless of the
speed of incoming messages.
Beep on channel message - Beep whenever someone speaks in a
channel you are in.
Only if not current window - Combined with one of the other beep
options, upIRC will only beep if the activity that would trigger a beep is
not in the current window.
Channel Event Options
This form allows routing of certain channel event messages to the channel
window, the General window, or to hide them completely from view.
For color devices, this form allows customization of colors used in the
IRC session display. To change the color of a certain class of messages,
select a message class from the list and select the color from the
This form allows selection of the font used in the IRC session display.
If you have any FontHack-compatible fonts installed, they are also listed
and can be used.
Up/down buttons select window - When checked, this option causes
the up/down buttons on your device to select between display windows.
Otherwise, they will scroll the current display window.
Command auto-completion - When checked, completion of most common commands is enabled while chatting.
Query command on nick tap - When checked, tapping a nickname in a
channel window causes a /query command to be inserted into the input field
if it is empty. Otherwise, the nickname is inserted, followed by a colon
Extra command set - (registered version) This option selects
an additional, network-specific set of commands for auto-completion.
Increase keyboard polling - When enabled, this option compensates
for problems with certain attachable keyboards having sluggish performance
with upIRC. It may also reduce battery life by a small amount, so only
enable it if you need to.
This set of options is available only in the registered version of
Automatically log cannels - When checked, channel activity will
automatically be logged.
Log to VFS memory card - When checked, display text will be logged
to a text file on a memory expansion card, instead of to a DOC database in
your device. The text file will be written to the first writable memory
card found when upIRC starts, in the directory "/PALM/Programs/upIRC".