Two things that I hate in Pidgin right now

Sean Egan seanegan at
Sun Sep 2 21:01:48 EDT 2007

On 9/2/07, Mark Doliner <mark at> wrote:
> 1. CTRL+f searching in a conversation window searches from the bottom to the
> top.  Searching from the top to the bottom is the default in every application
> that I've ever used.  Doing this backwards is confusing, annoying, and is a
> disservice to the user.

I may be mistaken, but aren't you the one who actually wrote that?

  503fbf23.. by thekingant 2003-05-18:  /* Enable CTRL+F searching */

With that said, it searches from top to bottom for me. I don't know
why it's different for you.

> 2. The conversation toolbar.  I find it very annoying to have to use a
> drop-down menu to make something bold.  Or insert a link.  Was this change
> supposed to save real estate or something?  I think we should go back to
> having bold/italic/underline/insert link buttons.

Welcome to July, Mark! :)

Being smaller was one benefit, but it's mostly for better
organization. We have 14 items in the formatting toolbar, which makes
for an unwieldly array of icons. A bit of organization has improved it
a long way.

Of all the changes we've made recently, this is one of the least contended.

Of course, you don't need to use a drop-down menu to make something
bold; the Ctrl-B binding is easier than both toolbar layouts.


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