Search IM Buddies

Sascha Vogt FunkyFish at
Sat May 3 06:53:42 EDT 2008


David K. Bainbridge schrieb:
> I have been using Pidgin for a while and very much like the tool. One 
> problem I am having is that I have so many buddies in my list that it is 
> often difficult to locate the one I would like to find. I am aware that 
> I can use the "Add Buddy" buddy option to locate a buddy, but what I 
> would really find useful is a text field at the top/bottom of the buddy 
> list into which I can type a name/alias and that would filter the buddy 
> list based on matches. This would allow me to quickly locate the person 
There is something which might help you:
Try typing while you have the buddy list active. A little search window
should pop up and the first match should be selected.
To cycle through the matches use your mouse scroll-wheel or I think
PageUp and PageDown should also do the trick.


PS: Tagging would be a nice addition, though I don't know, if it could
be implemented in a sensible way to not confuse people to much.

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