Thanks, Etan.<br><br>I've since discovered the Send To menu, and started a bit more discussion on this topic in the <span style="font-weight: bold;">Pidgin 2.1 UI Ideas (with mockups!)</span><span style="font-style: italic;">
</span>thread. Printing a message that the active protocol has changed would definitely be an improvement. If the 'protocol button' idea was used, the icon on the button would simply change. It is still a problem, however, as the infopane is optional, so i think both occurring would be best.
<br style="font-style: italic;"><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 06/08/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Etan Reisner</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">On Thu, Aug 02, 2007 at 01:12:24PM -0700, Steven Brown wrote:<br><snip><br>> The Protocol should be displayed in the infopane either as an icon or text.
<br>><br>> As my use-case: I have buddies with 3 different protocols. I've grouped<br>> them on my buddy list using the expand functionality, which is what's<br>> trying to be encouraged as correct behaviour and makes 110% sense to me.
<br>> However, I'm not always sure what protocol I'm talking on with my<br>> friend. I've arranged his MSN at the top, so it defaults to msn. But<br>> if he sends me something in IRC, it switches my send to IRC as well.
<br>> This is fine, but I have no way of knowing that happened or easily<br>> selecting the MSN again account again. (Go back to buddy list, find<br>> buddy, expand, double-click MSN account)<br><br>The Send To menu exists for exactly this purpose, and it is in the
<br>right-click menu of the infopane for a reason as well. There has also been<br>discussion of printing a message in the window when the active<br>conversation changes, which never really went anywhere. Also, the infopane
<br>was designed specifically to present information to you about which of the<br>buddies in the current contact is the active one for the conversation, or<br>so I seem to recall, and if it does not at the moment for some reason I
<br>think that is a mistake.<br><br><snip><br><br>> Steven Brown<br><br> -Etan<br></blockquote></div><br>