Messaging menu icon should indicate when someone is typing a message to me (but didn't send it yet))

Reported by Rafał Cieślak on 2011-08-07
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Undecided
Matthew Paul Thomas
Messaging Menu
Wishlist
Unassigned
indicator-messages (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Matthew Paul Thomas

Bug Description

Most of modern instant messengers can tell me, that someone is writing a message to me before it's send. Usually it's shown when the person I'm talking with types in the message field on his/her IM. As this feature is very useful, for it alerts me that someone's saying something to me an I will get a message in a moment, this feature has recently become available in many instant messaging protocols.
This information is usually displayed in the conversation window. However, as I am a proud Unity user, I always minimize the conversation window, because I know that the messaging indicator will notify me about any new messages. Unluckily, it will not inform me when a contact is typing a message to me.
As this feature is very useful and helpful in conversations, the messaging indicator should somehow notify me. Of course it must be seen as well as an information about new message - changing the icon or it's color would be okay. This way, when I see the envelope icon turned, for example, green, I know that in a moment I will get a new message (and then the icon becomes usually blue).

Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Design feedback needed :)

Changed in indicator-messages:
assignee: nobody → Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt)
Changed in indicator-messages (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt)
Olli Ries (ories) wrote :

waiting for design input

Changed in indicator-messages:
assignee: Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) → nobody
Changed in indicator-messages (Ubuntu):
assignee: Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) → nobody
Changed in indicator-messages:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in indicator-messages (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

Hi MPT, could you talk a look at this bug, thx!

Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt)
Lars Uebernickel (larsu) on 2012-09-04
Changed in indicator-messages:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in indicator-messages (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
assignee: nobody → Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt)
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