Taskbar Flashing

Kelly Brownsberger kelly.brownsberger at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 22:32:04 EDT 2009

I think I might have figured it out - is this it's way of telling me I  
have new mail?  Disabling mail notifications *seems* to have stopped  
this flashing behavior

Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 23, 2009, at 10:10 AM, Kelly Brownsberger <kelly.brownsberger at gmail.com 
 > wrote:

> yes, it's the buddy list and I do have it minimized to the system  
> tray.  it will randomly reappear and start flashing in the task bar  
> like this:  http://kellybrownsberger.com/pidgin_likes_to_flash.jpg
> in that screenshot, my friend happened to ping me a few seconds  
> before Pidgin started flashing, but I don't believe they're  
> related.  The buddy list likes to just appear from the system tray  
> and start flashing.  It doesn't maximize itself or come into view -  
> just appears in the taskbar and starts flashing.
> Is this a feature I don't understand?  It seems to be trying to  
> notify me of something, but I don't know what :)
> On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 9:59 AM, David Balazic <David.Balazic at hermes-softlab.com 
> > wrote:
> Aha. Which window is flashin?
> If it is the buddy list, then you can just close it (make sure you  
> have set it to minimize to systray,
> I think this is the default).
> Regards,
> David
> From: Kelly Brownsberger [mailto:kelly.brownsberger at gmail.com]
> Sent: 23. October 2009 16:39
> To: David Balazic
> Cc: support at pidgin.im
> Subject: Re: Taskbar Flashing
> I'm running 2.6.3
> By "In latest (v2.6.x) this can be set in menu Tools / Plugins :  
> Message Notification" you mean I can UNCHECK "Message  
> Notification".  I have ZERO plugins checked.  What I'm describing  
> doesn't appear to be a notification.  It's just a weird flashing  
> that happen randomly throughout the day.
> I'll fire up Camtasia and take a video of it next time it happens  
> and send it to you guys :)
> David Woolley explanation sounds accurate - this seems like a low  
> level Windowing oddity more than a feature.
> On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 9:19 AM, David Balazic <David.Balazic at hermes-softlab.com 
> > wrote:
> Which version of Pidgin?
> In latest (v2.6.x) this can be set in menu Tools / Plugins : Message  
> Notification
> Regards,
> David
> From: support-bounces at pidgin.im [mailto:support-bounces at pidgin.im]  
> On Behalf Of Kelly Brownsberger
> Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 7:18 PM
> To: support at pidgin.im
> Subject: Taskbar Flashing
> I'm running Pidgin on Windows (XP) - is there a setting/preference  
> to instruct Pidgin to not flash in the Windows taskbar while  
> running? I'm not really sure why it's flashing exactly, but I'm  
> guessing it's notifying me that one or more buddies just came  
> online.  That's not really useful to me and because I'm using Pidgin  
> to consolidate four different IM networks together, my buddy list is  
> quite large.  So,      Pidgin is pretty much flashing constantly all  
> day.
> Pidgin is definitely a keeper if I can figure out how to make it  
> stop flashing, but nothing is jumping out at me from scanning the  
> menu options
> Any tips would be appreciated
> Thanks -kelly
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