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Tue Jun 16 15:49:38 BST 2009
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 00:44:07 -0400
From: Asif Youssuff <yoasif at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: about empathy as the default IM application
To: ubuntu-devel-discuss <ubuntu-devel-discuss at lists.ubuntu.com>
> I've been playing with Empathy for a while, and it has an extremely
> annoying behavior -- when a message is received from a person
> without an open conversation open, the alert comes up in the
> notification area, and does not spawn a new window --
> this is unlike any other IM application I have ever used.
> I filed a bug report, and didn't get a friendly response, sadly.
> The response I got was "we don't popup a window in the face of
> the user to not steal focus" -- you can read the bug report for more.
In fairness to the developers, they did re-open this case after a couple
of other people chimed in to agree with you:
Comment #5 from Xavier Claessens (empathy developer, points: 19)
2009-06-16 11:02 UTC [reply]
Ok, let's reopen this bug, maybe we can add an option for that.
In general I think empathy's status icon usage needs love...
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