Inconsistent behavior when closing buddy list

Mark Doliner mark at
Mon Jun 25 13:08:53 EDT 2007

On Mon, 25 Jun 2007 10:44:30 -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?

I'm in favor of this.  What would happen when you left click on the system
tray icon?  Currently we hide/unhide the buddy list.


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