Reducing tab size

Sean Egan seanegan at
Thu Aug 2 21:03:57 EDT 2007

On 8/2/07, Lukas Barth <tinloaf at> wrote:
> "Organize" does IMHO not only mean "show", but also "show status". I
> think the information wether a buddy I have an open conversation with is
> online or not is important:

It is important to know. That's why it's in the infopane. I don't see
how it helps you choose your buddy from a bunch of conversations.

> Without the status icons in the tabs I will have to change to another
> keyboard, tab around (Alt-Nr. does not work every time because I often
> have more than 9 conversations open, and counting takes just as much
> time as tabbing) to see the user logged off. Grmpf.

Of course, when you can only fit two conversations in your window to
begin with, the idea of seeing all the statuses of all your buddies
isn't realistic anyway.

While I'm hitting the crack pipe...

If you essentially want the tabs to serve as a mini-buddy-list, what
if we forced tabs-on-the-side and made the infopanes the tabs. Then
you have what actually does resemble a buddy list along the left side
of your window:


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