UI suggestions

jonathan jonathan.schluessler at gmx.de
Sun Jun 17 12:57:57 EDT 2007

Hylke Bons wrote:
> Aleve Sicofante wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm new to this Pidgin list. I've been using Pidgin in Windows for a
>> few weeks and I'd like to point out a few UI issues I've found:
>> 1- Friends logging in or out are announced by a sound. In order to
>> know who's that friend, the user is forced to open Pidgin.
>> Show a tooltip in the system tray showing the friend's name and a
>> little text ("Fred has just logged in" or "Martha has just logged out").
> Use the guifications plugin.

I think an On-Screen-Display is a very important function for a program 
nowaday, especially for a chat client.
Of course it's nice to have some extra plugin you can install to get 
this nice feature, but why don't you just integrate an OSD to the 
preference menu, of if you think too many people would be annoyed by 
this as a default plugin.

I don't know how many of the ordinary users get the clue with the 
guifications plugin-pack. You have to search at google for the correct 
keywords to get this plugin. And many people just dont search for 
something like this because they expect that a "standard"-feature like 
this is part of the program itself.

So I really don't understand why you can't integrate this as a 
standard-plugin or even better as a preference.

If there are problems with the guification folks it shouldn't be too 
hard to write find someone who would be willing to implement it.

I really like the OSD of KvIRC, which adds the possibility to answer at 
the pop-up box. Just an idea.

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