Inconsistent behavior when closing buddy list

Luke Schierer lschiere at
Mon Jun 25 12:29:05 EDT 2007

On Mon, Jun 25, 2007 at 10:44:30AM -0500, Casey Harkins wrote:
> There are currently two different behaviors when closing the buddy list: 
>   hide the buddy list if the tray icon is visible, otherwise exit 
> pidgin. If the tray icon is turned off entirely or turned on entirely, 
> this isn't a huge problem. I am concerned with the inconsistency when 
> the tray icon is set to display only when there is an unread message. 
> Sometimes closing the buddy list will exit, other times it will hide.
> I'm proposing that we always exit pidgin when the buddy list is closed, 
> regardless of whether the tray icon is visible or not. Separately, a 
> plugin or preference could be added to "minimize to tray". This 
> plugin/pref would capture the minimization of the buddy list (rather 
> than the closing) and hide it, showing the tray icon if it is not 
> currently visible.
> I've thought about this before, but this recently came up in a Redhat 
> bug report[1].
> Thoughts?
> -casey
> [1]

We would want to make note of this in the release notes, but otherwise I
like this idea.  Consistency in the UI is a very good thing.


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