Window pop-up in Windows 7

Daniel Atallah datallah at
Wed Sep 19 11:11:37 EDT 2012

On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 10:21 AM, Christopher Hebblethwaite
<chris.hebblethwaite at> wrote:
> We just moved to Windows 7 on one of our reference desk computers and I
> notice that when a new chat session opens, the Pidgin chat window is hidden
> (or minimized).  The Pidgin icon in the task bar flashes and we have Pidgin
> setup to alert us with a sound so there are some flags that a new session
> has come in.  In XP, the new chat window automatically appeared on top of
> the other windows so it was very visible.  The flashing icon helps but we
> are use to new session appearing "in our face" so to speak.
> Is this change a function of how Windows 7 works and is there some way
> people have figured out how to get new chat sessions to appear on top when
> it comes in?  I haven't found any setting in Pidgin or Windows that help
> with this.

The "Message Notification" plugin (which is shipped with Pidgin)
provides a number of notification options that should help.


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