Switching off tabs in Pidgin by default

( ``-_-´´ ) -- Fernando Ubuntu at bugabundo.net
Mon Dec 3 22:31:40 GMT 2007

On Monday 03 December 2007 18:36:28 Jonas Jørgensen wrote:
> 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?
> -- 
> Jonas

If I could choose I would like to the new user name to flash, and not the currently open user tab.
Currently, it makes me unminimize the current window, and check who is talking, and having some kind of bot/chat room, with nothing interesting, its pretty lame.

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