How to disable right column snap-tiling feature

John Gage jhgnh1 at
Mon Sep 20 12:09:26 EDT 2010

Hi D.D.,

Sorry I was not more clear - I did not have this behavior in 2.7.1, and do have 
it in 2.7.2 - my 

currently installed version.

You are right about the plugin being the cause.  I unchecked the 'Dockable Buddy 
List' option
in the 'Windows Pidgin Options' plugin and the behavior stopped.  I did add a 
few plugins while
upgrading to 2.7.2.  I did not consciously enable the docking option of this 
plugin when doing so,
but I guess enabled must (unfortunately) be the default.

Thanks very much!

----- Original Message ----
From: Dagobert Duck <dagobertduck at>
To: John Gage <jhgnh1 at>
Sent: Mon, September 20, 2010 9:33:11 AM
Subject: Re: How to disable right column snap-tiling feature

Two wrongs - 2.7.3 is the current release, and what you describe only
happens, because it is enabled by a plugin. Not by default, so you or
somebody else activated it purposly.
You can find the corresponding plugin inside the plugin directory, it is
called "Windows Pidgin Options" - disable "docking".



Am 20.09.2010 15:24, schrieb John Gage:
> Hi,
> I would love to be able to disable the new feature that causes pidgin to 
> automatically
> change it's size and position from what I manually set it to when I move the 
> buddy list
> window near the top right portion of my screen.  (It snaps it to the right 
> and
> extends the window all the way from the very top to the very bottom of the 
> screen.
> This causes other windows to be shuffled out of the way, disabling my own 
> personal
> window tile management).
> My reason for this is I do not to lose the ability to use the entire right side 
> of the screen
> for other things.  
> I think this behavior is new in 2.7.2.  Is there a way to disable it?
> Thanks,
> John
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