Preference window reworking

Luke Schierer lschiere at
Mon Nov 16 23:01:33 EST 2009

On Nov 16, 2009, at 10:54 EST, John Bailey wrote:

> Hi, all,
> As some of you are aware, I have been spending time working on our prefs window.
> We've recently been getting complaints because the window is too tall to fit on
> the short, wide screens common on netbooks.  In that vein, I've been looking at
> changes that make our prefs window shorter.  This work has been happening on the
> im.pidgin.cpw.rekkanoryo.prefs_window branch.  Coincidentally, even with all
> these changes, our prefs window still fits on an 800x600 screen.

Good, we had all sorts of complaints back in the day about not fitting in 800x600.

> Among the notable changes:
>  * Tabs moved to the left side.  This gives us room to add more tabs if needed,
>    without going back to the old treeview we had in the 1.x.y days.  (If the
>    tabs get moved back to the top, the width of the tab row will force the
>    pages in the GtkNotebook to be wider than they need to be and add at least
>    27 pixels to the height of the window.)
>  * Browser tab is now only suppressed on Windows or OS X.
>  * Now have a Proxy tab that is always shown.
>  * Browser and Proxy tabs each have their own GNOME-specific messages.

cool, I never liked fully suppressing these tabs.

I don't really care about the other changes listed.

Merge away!


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