Conversation window redesign
seanegan at gmail.com
Tue May 22 21:07:22 EDT 2007
On 5/22/07, Ka-Hing Cheung <khc at hxbc.us> wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-05-22 at 17:09 -0700, Sean Egan wrote:
> > Additionally, this could serve as a useful drag-and-drop target, which
> > would allow us to remove the tabs in one-conversation windows, which
> > provides consistency with other popular tabbed applications.
> I dislike that. I think the tab should always be there, otherwise when a
> background IM comes in the widgets will move around.
Oh no! How will we ever manage‽ ;)
Having single-conversation windows not displaying a tab would make it
consistent with similar applications. It's a change that's requested
often enough that it indicates there are plenty enough people who
rarely have more than one conversation open enough that the tabs are
nothing but a waste of space.
Granted, those same people might consider this a waste of space ;)
> What about other formattings like underline and color? What about
> formatting that we can no longer send like <strike>?
Right! Underline! I forgot.
I strongly doubt anyone ever hits the "underline" button (as opposed
to Ctrl+U), but if it's a concern, I can manage to get around to
finishing work on imhtml to add formatting options to its context
menu, which should alleviate it some.
> How does the idea of a single "Insert" dropdown button sound?
That could work. Although images are of so little use I can't see them
having much purpose there.
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