Status indicators in tabs

Etan Reisner pidgin at
Sat Jun 23 18:34:26 EDT 2007

On Sun, Jun 24, 2007 at 12:25:49AM +0200, Hylke Bons wrote:
> If the discussion is about 16 pixels more or less, Pidgin should have
> the tabs on the left side by default.
> This saves significantly more space without cutting in the UI.
> Hylke

Actually I would argue that side tabs waste a huge amount more space than
top or bottom tabs, since at least in my experience people keep their
windows taller than they do wide. And tabs are wider then they are tall.

But that's not the point here at all. I'm not convinced we shouldn't bring
the tab status icons back, I'm just not sure bringing them back part-way
makes sense. If we wanted to move them back to the tab and leave them out
of the infopane I would be ok with that, but that would lessen the
connection between the infopane and the blist entry, and I can't decide if
I think that is a good or a bad thing.

Does the infopane currently show the status emblems? Mobile, Hiptop, etc?


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