Type message here... and Send button absence

Hylke Bons h.bons at student.rug.nl
Wed Aug 15 07:17:38 EDT 2007

Ka-Hing Cheung wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-08-14 at 23:17 -0700, Steven Brown wrote:
>> I totally agree: the Send button shouldn't be there, or people will want 
>> to click it, interrupting their ... I dunno... "chat flow."  :)  I just 
>> thought a little message telling them exactly what to do and expect 
>> might be nice - especially for first-time chatters.   =)
>> Opening a conversation window for the first time, a user will see two 
>> nearly identical white boxes with not much hint of what they do or how 
>> to use them.  If the entry box had "Type your message here and press 
>> Enter to send." it would be 110% clear, I think.  Like a web form that 
>> has default instructional text that is greyed out, like "enter search 
>> term" and when you focus on that input, it disappears.
> That's not a bad idea.
> -khc

I like it too. It's only for first timers, it makes Pidgin a better
experience and it's
 not like it hurts current users.


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