Make a multi selection on buddy list

Etan Reisner pidgin at
Thu Apr 17 22:37:57 EDT 2008

On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 12:28:18PM -0500, Gary Kramlich wrote:
> Etan Reisner wrote:
> >We've so far more-or-less intentionally avoided allowing for multiple
> >selection in the buddy list because it complicates things a *lot*.
> >
> >Which buddies do you sub-menus for? Do you remove the Alias option?
> >Expand?  Block? View Log? Add Buddy Pounce? What happens if you drag and
> >drop? etc.
> >
> >In short I'm just not at all sure it is worth adding.
> >
> >    -Etan
> >
> Just shooting in the dark here...  but how about right click forces the
> node being hovered to be a single selection?
> --
> Gary Kramlich

While that does eliminate many (most) of the problems I'm not sure what
benefit that leaves behind (the only thing I can think of is dragging).

I'd also be concerned about the possibility of that interface being
confusing, but I'm not at all sure what people are conditioned to expect
from graphical interfaces which allow multiple selection as I never really
use anything that lets me do that anymore.


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