Reducing tab size

Ka-Hing Cheung khc at
Wed Aug 8 22:52:27 EDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-08-08 at 19:38 -0700, Ka-Hing Cheung wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-08-06 at 15:42 -0700, Sean Egan wrote:
> > An update on my tab-width-reduction experiment:
> > 
> > Tab labels are truncated at a space or @. This needs two updates: only
> > truncate at spaces for aliases, as for someone with the AIM screenname
> > "I am an AIM screenname," "I" does not make a useful label.
> > Additionally, it should detect if it's creating duplicate tabs, and
> > not truncate in that case. For instance, I'd rather see "Mark Spencer"
> > and "Mark Doliner" than two "Mark"s
> Can we at least revert this? This very annoying because when a "John"
> IMs me, I can't really tell which "John" it is without looking at the
> log or try to figure out it from the real account name. If I wanted to
> show a shorter name I would have aliased it.

Okay, I exaggerated a little, when I actually switch to that tab I can
figure out who that person is by looking at the conversation, but I
can't just by looking at the background tabs.


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