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Etan Reisner wrote:
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<pre wrap="">On Fri, Jun 08, 2007 at 09:42:32PM -0500, Neal Rapoport wrote:
<pre wrap="">It's even useful on the buddy list like here where I have myself on the
ME group... I use that to see which protocol's I'm on... SOmetimes I
turn one off, (just don't want to be bothered by certain folks), and I
don't know which is on, unless I alias myself (on all my machines I run
pidgin on) ...
Also, this shows the different information from the different protocols.
SAMPLE: <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/983/pidginrx0.jpg">http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/983/pidginrx0.jpg</a>
But if there's no plans to add it back, (even like I mentioned of
folders of .png files like the other stuff is in), I can't do anything
The Accounts menu shows you which of your accounts is enabled and whether
they are online or offline, which solves exactly what you are talking
about without adding the useless protocol icons to the buddy list entries.
Not to mention the fact that a number of protocols don't even allow you to
add yourself to your buddy list so pidgin has to fake it because people
expect it (notably MSN and XMPP).
Well obviously its not useless. If you're saying that having to hover
extra times often, and go into the menu's to do something which used to
be always visible is useless, then Pidgin itself is probably useless
to your terms, since people can just install all the separate clients
and use them to get the same results too! <br>