Please change the 2.4.0 input field's resize behaviour

Etan Reisner pidgin at
Fri Mar 14 08:58:47 EDT 2008

On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 12:08:56PM +0000, Adam Batkin wrote:
> Hi,
> The new input field is broken. If "Show Formatting Toolbars" is checked and I receive a
> new message, the input box is only a couple pixels high. If I manage to navigate to one of
> the few pixels of the text area and start typing, _then_ it expands (to 1 line).

We know, we've fixed at least one case of it already and are trying to
track down others. This was discussed thoroughly on this list, please read
the archives next time.

> Maybe allow the auto-resizing of input box as an option, but also allow me to manually
> resize it, and more importantly, REMEMBER its size so that it is consistent. Even if the
> autosizing weren't broken as I described above, it's still nice to have a slightly larger
> area, as it is a bigger mouse target when trying to focus it.

I don't know if it was mentioned here but it was mentioned in the trac
ticket on this, the *entire* conversation window is a mouse target for
sending a message. Try it, click just about anywhere in the window and
then start typing and see what happens. (In case it doesn't work, or you
pick one of the few places this doesn't work, what you should see is that
pidgin should be automatically moving your focus into the input area for
you as soon as you start typing. Basically you don't need to hit the input
area with your mouse, just hit the window in general.

> Pidgin 2.4.0
> GTK+ 2.12.5
> Just a thought,
> -Adam Batkin


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