Possible idea for pidgin's UI

Hylke Bons h.bons at student.rug.nl
Fri Jul 27 11:57:46 EDT 2007

I think this only works with protocols that have "real time" messaging
(you can see what the other is typing), like ICQ in the old days.
Also I don't think the infopane is the right place to place tools, it's
meant for status info.



Etan Reisner wrote:
> How does a UI like this handle the case when you are typing and your buddy
> sends a new message? The only possibilities I can see are that the new
> message appears 'below' your currently being typed message, which is
> horrible and runs into annoyances if you add lines (since it would need to
> push their message down) or that it inserts the message above yours and
> probably pushes your message down in the window, which I would hate as I
> don't want to have to change focus location while writing.
> Did I miss an option? Would just removing the visible dragbar between the
> two panes be close enough to what you wanted? Or is the you enter the text
> and it stays in the pane part of what you want?
> 	-Etan
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