[Pidgin] #11345: Immediately reconnect after modify account

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Thu Feb 11 09:51:29 EST 2010

#11345: Immediately reconnect after modify account
 Reporter:  akrherz       |     Owner:  rekkanoryo
     Type:  enhancement   |    Status:  new       
Component:  unclassified  |   Version:  2.6.5     
 Keywords:                |  

 I'd like to request an enhancement to have Pidgin immediately reconnect an
 account after one modifies the account from the button presented in the
 buddy list toaster message.

 For our users, they are required to change their password via an online
 tool every 60 days.  When they do this and have the current password saved
 locally in Pidgin, they are no longer able to connect and are presented
 the "toaster message" in the buddy list window that their account is
 disabled with an option to "Modify Account".  They modify the account and
 click "Save".  Then what?

 The current behaviour is that after some timeout occurs, pidgin will
 attempt to reconnect the account.  The amount of time that passes confuses
 the users as they are not sure what is going on.

 I've a couple of suggestions to help with this.

 1) Don't remove the toaster message if one clicks "Modify", then once
 completed, they could then click "Reconnect" immediately.


 2) Have Pidgin immediately attempt a reconnect after saving.

 I bugged you guys on IRC about this and someone indicated that #2 should
 be happening currently.  I don't believe it is, as it takes some time to
 have the account try again.

 Thank you for your consideration.

Ticket URL: <http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/11345>
Pidgin <http://pidgin.im>

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