Search IM Buddies

Francois Botha igitur at
Sat May 3 17:48:11 EDT 2008

Sascha Vogt wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
> Greetings
> -Sascha-
AFAIK, a bug in the GTK stuff made this feature useless (at least on 
Win32).  I also remember a previous request for a more fully fledged 
buddy search function, which I second.

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