Switching off tabs in Pidgin by default

Jonas Jørgensen jj at qio.dk
Mon Dec 3 18:36:28 GMT 2007

I think Pidgin should not display conversations in tabbed windows by
default, or the default new conversation placement should be a new
window, not a new tab. Reason: If the user is talking to Alice, and
have her window minimized, and Bob then writes a message, the Alice
window will flash in the window list, but no other notification will
be given that Bob has started a conversation. If the user doesn't
really care about what Alice is writing, this can cause them to not
notice the (very important) message from Bob. The first time this
happens, it's not at all obvious that the flashing name might indicate
a message from a different user, and therefore I think this preference
should be changed in Ubuntu from the upstream default.

What do other people think?


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