Making Pidgin small-screen-friendly

Etan Reisner pidgin at
Mon Feb 23 22:31:18 EST 2009

On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 08:36:43PM -0500, John Bailey wrote:
> Etan Reisner wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 02:34:27PM -0500, Michael Terry wrote:
> >> == Sounds Tab ==
> >>
> >> 3. Drop 'Mute sounds' option.  Is this necessary, since user can choose
> >> 'No Sounds' as their 'Sound Method'?
> >
> > The 'Mute Sounds' option was added here because it exists in both the tray
> > icon right-click menu and the Tools menu and people were accidentally
> > turning it on without realizing and being unable to find it. But that's
> > not an opinion on the suggestion as much as a history lesson.
> I missed this in my earlier reply.  Is there any reason we couldn't move the
> sound command text box and label to be beside the sound method drop-down?  By
> doing this we could lose the "Sound command" part of the label text and retain
> just the part in parentheses.  Of course, I would still expect the label and
> text box to be desensitized when the sound method is anything other than
> "Command".  I realize this violates the single-column ideal, but it would make
> sense in this specific case and falls in line with the ports suggestion for the
> network tab.
> John

Works for me. Though I'd suggest we either pick a reasonable default
command ("aplay %s"?) or stick 'Sound Command' in the entry area as a
'hint' like we do the Username hints now.


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