Inconsistent behavior when closing buddy list

Hylke Bons h.bons at
Mon Jun 25 13:16:46 EDT 2007

"I'm proposing that we always exit pidgin when the buddy list is closed"

I don't agree, i like the current behaviour of hiding when you click the buddy list.


"Mark Doliner wrote:
> 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.
> -Mark
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