im.pidgin.pidgin: dd6cba65ba8ebf4bfc960ab89cd787ebf378881b

Mark Doliner mark at
Tue Dec 4 02:14:38 EST 2007

On Mon, 3 Dec 2007 22:23:15 -0800, Sean Egan wrote
> On Dec 3, 2007 6:55 PM,  <nosnilmot at> wrote:
> > Set the entry area size to N+1 lines where where there are N lines of text
> > already, I like this about a billion times more than what we have at the
> > moment. What do others think? Does it kill the experience for minimalistic
> > folks? (Sean?)
> Well, the rationale behind auto-resizing is that you want to maximize
> the amount of room in the conversation window devoted to the backlog.
> A bunch of that space would be taken by the text input area, which 
> all of us admit we would normally have it manually sized to be 
> larger than needed.
> Here, you're intentionally wasting that space, adding a line of
> whitespace which will only ever be used if you have typed more than 4
> lines of text (which is probably exceedingly rare).
> I'd probably prefer MAX(lines, 2) over (lines + 1), but if everyone
> really hates me, we should probably just go back to using the 
> GtkPaned widget and try to make it work correctly.
> -Sean.
> PS If you haven't read
> yet, that's the paper that convinced me on this.

I've always hated the resizing, in both the IM windows and the status box.  I
like this change a lot--I think it makes the auto-resizing half as awful.


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