Editing irc port is hard

Bug #1005531 reported by Miloš Mandarić on 2012-05-28
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
empathy (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I wanted to add Ubuntu irc server in Empathy and default port number is 6667.
So I need to change this to 8001. When I click on port number I get only + and - button.
Would be nice to make that number editable?

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: empathy 3.4.2-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-25.40-generic 3.2.18
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-25-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu8
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon May 28 15:30:59 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
SourcePackage: empathy
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-02-06 (111 days ago)

Miloš Mandarić (mandzo18) wrote :
Changed in empathy:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Brian Curtis (bcurtiswx) wrote :

Thanks for your bug report and helping to makle Ubuntu better.

You have the option in empathy to edit which port is used first.

In the account wizard, click the IRC connection you want to change
Click to Edit Connection Parameters
Click "Freenode" (Thats the Ubuntu server)
Click edit when freenode is selected in the server list
Expand the window down, and select the freenode listing with 8001 as the port, then using the up arrow click it until it does grey and you've made 8001 the default server port that empathy will use.

Although, That's too many steps and quite confusing for the average user. Marking this as a wishlist bug and hopefully the upstream devs will follow quit (if you can't).

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Stefan (mad-kow) wrote :

Workaround for this bug:

Click on the port text-box. From now on you don't see what you are doing any more since the + and - buttons are consuming all space. But the text-box is still there, you just can't see it. So you blindly do:

* press Control-A to select all text in the box
* backspace to delete everything
* type the new number
* hit enter
* verify the number

Changed in empathy:
status: New → Invalid
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