empathy sort

Bug #1084387 reported by b49P23TIvg on 2012-11-29
This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
empathy (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


"Yesterday I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10, which uses Empathy 3.6. I've noticed that all of my contacts are now sorted alphabetically, rather than by their online status, and Empathy's preferences don't seem to have any options for sorting contacts."

Bilal Shahid (s9iper1) wrote :

thanks for the bug report
i need the screenshot to have a look on that ? screenshot required !! ?

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
b49P23TIvg (b49p23tivg) wrote :

One contact is online (a cousin on mom's side). She is not at the top of the list. The list is alphabetical.

As I recall, icons representing people who sent messages used to flash and move to the top of the list until I read them.
I'd like this behavior restored. I didn't see anything in the preferences-configuration to make such a setting obvious.

We use instant messaging to communicate at work (I'm a work-from-home consultant). I maintain a sliver of empathy contact list mapped to all my screens (sticky) and on-top of other windows. That's a lot of screen space to allocate for a program that's not working as I hope. I often must mute my speakers, I don't always watch my screen for visual notification. (I sometimes sleep.)

Whereas the notifications used to be passive---I'd peripherally see flashing, the notifications are active. Now I have to actively search the list. Also, you might say that the little green light flashes by unread messages. But with a only a sliver of screen space I like to see the names of people. Their icons, not the little exes and ohs and question marks.

Thank you.

(It occurs to me I could install an old version of empathy. Maybe.)

Yordan Tsolov (mazzzterz) wrote :

I'm also lacking the ability to sort by status. I can't find any option to sort at all.
I'm using ubuntu 12.10 with added gnome3-team repo.
If you need more information I'll be glad to share.

Bilal Shahid (s9iper1) wrote :

thanks for the info
i am sending your bug to the upstream please subscribe to that bug.

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in empathy:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Changed in empathy:
status: New → Invalid
Bilal Shahid (s9iper1) on 2012-12-13
Changed in empathy:
importance: Medium → Unknown
status: Invalid → Unknown
Changed in empathy:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Changed in empathy:
status: New → Invalid
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