Protocol status lock
Protocol status lock is a feature that locks a protocol to a selected status, excluding it from global status changes. While in the locked state its status can be manually changed via Status Menu->[Protocol Name], or the status bar if enabled. The feature is often the cause of protocols not connecting automatically.
Locking and unlocking
Click the name of the protocol on the top line above the menu separator in Status Menu->[Protocol Name].
Locked status indicators
All contact lists have a 'sunken' icon in front of the protocol name, with the text locked displayed. Status bar icons have a yellow lock overlay. The overlay icon is optional for Contact List Nicer+.