Typing icon

Ethan Blanton elb at pidgin.im
Wed Jul 25 12:50:25 EDT 2007

Sean Egan spake unto us the following wisdom:
> On 7/24/07, Hylke Bons <h.bons at student.rug.nl> wrote:
> > You take the words right out of my mouth! :)
> Regardless, we still don't have a good place to put the icon. I don't
> want to replace or supplant the buddy icon with it, and it's still an
> awkward size not used anywhere else in the conversation window (except
> smileys).
> What do you guys think of the way Finch (and Google Talk, which is
> where I first saw it) does typing notifications? Keeping a "so-and-so
> is typing" status line at the bottom of the conversation.

This is also what iChat has done for a very long time.  I think it's
not a bad idea.  I dislike the dancing-text effect when people start
and stop typing in some applications (I think iChat used to do this,
but no longer does), so we want to avoid that.


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