Conversation window redesign

Sean Egan seanegan at
Tue May 22 21:09:53 EDT 2007

On 5/22/07, Stu Tomlinson <stu at> wrote:
> The buddy icon is also smaller than it really would be on that protocol,
> and more space would be wasted if we displayed it at the intended size.

It's 32x32 in that screenshot. The same size we display it in the
buddy list. I figured that was natural enough. In a way, this is
designed to be almost like a buddy list node in the conversation
window. Perhaps it could be designed to actually resemble one.

> I like my conversation windows really minimal, and having the buddy
> icons where we do currently I can live with losing just a "corner" of
> the window, but I'm not sure I want to be losing so much vertical space
> for it (I don't consider any of the other information displayed
> particularly useful in the conversation window itself, in fact I don't
> consider buddy icons particularly useful but I leave them on because
> losing the corner of my conversation window isn't so bad).

If you don't consider buddy icons useful, but have them on only
because they don't take up much space, would it bother you to turn
them off if they happen to take up more space?


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