Switching off tabs in Pidgin by default

wray.justin.ubuntu at gmail.com wray.justin.ubuntu at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 19:10:20 GMT 2007


     I am unsure I agree with this request.  Granted I would have no problem manually changing the setting back to the standard tabbed option.

     I think instead the issue should be taken with the upstream dev-team.  Making a change to have the name of the sender flash, instead of the active tab.  This seems like a more logical request.  And will allow us to keep our taskbars from being flooded with windows.


Justin M. Wray

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-----Original Message-----
From: "Jonas Jørgensen" <jj at qio.dk>

Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2007 19:36:28 
To:ubuntu-desktop at lists.ubuntu.com
Subject: Switching off tabs in Pidgin by default

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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