Search within contacts list in search box

Peter Lawler pidgin-devel at
Fri Aug 17 01:39:56 EDT 2007

Steven Brown wrote:
> I'm not sure of the behaviour you're suggesting, and I'm not likely to 
> check out the sametime client.  But in the Pidgin buddy list, you can do 
> basic search simply by typing.  A little box will show up in the bottom 
> right, showing what you've typed, and the selection will go to the first 
> match.  Using the mouse wheel or control+(shift+)G will move the 
> selection through the matches.  As far as I can tell, it's only a simple 
> search that matches strictly from the beginning, non-case-sensitive.
> Steve

I think the OP was suggestion that the displayed buddy list length 
should shorten to only those that match whilst the matching takes place. 
I suspect that the OP has a very large buddy list, and whilst the find 
is useful, is still unweildy.


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