[Bug 454623] Re: [karmic] Empathy needs to be started twice to see the buddy list

Johannes Maibaum jmaibaum at googlemail.com
Mon Oct 19 18:00:31 UTC 2009


I'm not sure, if I got your question. Actually, I don't see another
option to completely close Empathy (close = stopping the process) by
clicking Chat -> Quit from the buddy list, as long as you don't count
hardkilling the process (what you wouldn't do nomally). Simple closing
the buddy list window does not stop the process, it only hides it until
you open it again from the application window (the process keeps running
in the background). In this case, everything works correctly.

What I mean, if the process is not running, you have to use the starter
twice. This situation can happen either right after boot (since Empathy
isn't started by default) or after using Chat -> Quit. And to an
unexperienced user, at least the first case could be confusing, since he
would expect the buddy list to open immediately after using the starter.
I admit that I do not use the second option (Chat->Quit) very often, I
just discovered it recently, while I was trying to find a way to
reproduce the bug. Anyway, this should be fixed in my opinion.

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[karmic] Empathy needs to be started twice to see the buddy list
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/454623
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