Pidgin 2.1 UI Ideas (with mockups!)

Ethan Blanton elb at
Mon Aug 6 21:12:34 EDT 2007

Michael spake unto us the following wisdom:
> I don't know that anyone particularly cares, but I just wanted to
> mention this about the new small avatars:
> I've got my sister using pidgin, and after she upgraded, about 10
> seconds later, she's bugging me about the fact that she can barely see
> anyone's icon anymore.  She didn't have any complaints about anything
> else, and in fact liked the infopane and the fact that the icon was "at
> the top of the window," she just didn't liek that she couldn't see the
> icons properly.

Why are the tooltips (which should have full-size icons, right?) not
good enough?  Do people watch buddy icons like they're a TV show,
waiting for them to change in some unexpected way?


The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws [that have no remedy
for evils].  They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes.
		-- Cesare Beccaria, "On Crimes and Punishments", 1764
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