Reducing tab size
lschiere at pidgin.im
Mon Aug 6 22:57:11 EDT 2007
On Tue, Aug 07, 2007 at 01:18:02AM +0200, Hylke Bons wrote:
> That with the (grayed out) italic text sounds like a good idea, and is
> not to hard to get used too.
> The strikethrough really bothers me, it looks really weird and makes
> text harder to read..
Strike through text *is* harder to read. But then, its also a heck of a
lot harder to talk to someone who is offline ;-)
The (silly) correleation aside, it being harder to read is Okay because
its telling you that the tab doesn't matter as much, since the person is
no longer around.
> Lukas Barth wrote:
> > Sean Egan schrieb:
> >> And, most controversially, status icons are currently replaced with
> >> text formatting: normal formatting for available, strike-through for
> >> offline, and italics for unavailable. I additionally want to add a
> >> tooltip on the text to explain what the formatting means.
> > Hum, i tested this for a while now, and I think it's OK, but I think
> > it's a bit confusing that "italics" now mean "user changed status" *or*
> > "user is away". I would prefer "grayed out" for users being away (this
> > is sort of intuitive, I think, and it is similar to the buddylist) and
> > italics for users who changed status.
> > But in any case I think none of these text decorations should have two
> > meanings. ;)
> > Lukas
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