UI changes

Sean Egan seanegan at gmail.com
Tue Aug 14 17:31:16 EDT 2007

On 8/14/07, Ka-Hing Cheung <khc at hxbc.us> wrote:
> The only change from 2.1.0 I see is the automatic cut off at the first
> space, and it looks like the label is left aligned as well. Maybe the
> status icon is smaller too but that's hard to tell.

That sounds like a vote of support, then. The status icon is
considerably smaller. Where, with full sized icons, I can only fit 2
conversations in that sized windows, and with no icons I can fit 5,
with these small icons, I can fit 4.

> For the record, I dislike pidgin trying to outsmart me by striping off
> text at certain characters. If I had wanted them to be shorter, I'd have
> aliased them that way myself.

This one isn't actually a space-saving measure, as the ellipsization
takes care of truncating better than I could. This is just because I
prefer seeing:

Sean  | Evan     | Erin  | John  |


Sean E... | Evan Scho... | Erin Eg... | John M...

I find it more readable..

Talking with Richard, earlier, it seems it might be best to do:
if it's a buddy truncate it if it's an alias, and the truncation is
unambiguous across the entire buddy list.

If it's a chat, truncate it if it's an alias.

> -khc_he_who_talks_to_two_Johns_and_two_Emilys


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