- 2.1.0 GUI

Steven Brown steven.w.j.brown at
Mon Aug 6 17:54:11 EDT 2007

Thanks, Etan.

I've since discovered the Send To menu, and started a bit more discussion on
this topic in the Pidgin 2.1 UI Ideas (with mockups!) thread.  Printing a
message that the active protocol has changed would definitely be an
improvement.  If the 'protocol button' idea was used, the icon on the button
would simply change.  It is still a problem, however, as the infopane is
optional, so i think both occurring would be best.

On 06/08/07, Etan Reisner <pidgin at> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 02, 2007 at 01:12:24PM -0700, Steven Brown wrote:
> <snip>
> > The Protocol should be displayed in the infopane either as an icon or
> text.
> >
> > As my use-case: I have buddies with 3 different protocols.  I've grouped
> > them on my buddy list using the expand functionality, which is what's
> > trying to be encouraged as correct behaviour and makes 110% sense to me.
> >   However, I'm not always sure what protocol I'm talking on with my
> > friend.  I've arranged his MSN at the top, so it defaults to msn.  But
> > if he sends me something in IRC, it switches my send to IRC as well.
> > This is fine, but I have no way of knowing that happened or easily
> > selecting the MSN again account again.  (Go back to buddy list, find
> > buddy, expand, double-click MSN account)
> The Send To menu exists for exactly this purpose, and it is in the
> right-click menu of the infopane for a reason as well. There has also been
> discussion of printing a message in the window when the active
> conversation changes, which never really went anywhere. Also, the infopane
> was designed specifically to present information to you about which of the
> buddies in the current contact is the active one for the conversation, or
> so I seem to recall, and if it does not at the moment for some reason I
> think that is a mistake.
> <snip>
> > Steven Brown
>         -Etan
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