Add option to use latest status on startup

Bug #386000 reported by Stéphane B. on 2009-06-11
This bug affects 29 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
empathy (Ubuntu)
Nominated for Karmic by ollibolli

Bug Description

Binary package hint: empathy

Empathy should allow to use the latest status or custom message on startup.
Available is the default status on startup and we have to change it each time.

Scott Howard (showard314) wrote :

Thanks for your report and helping make Ubuntu better. This bug is being worked on upstream, you can track it at:

Currently there is work underway to develop a patch. If you'd like, please test the patch and report there to help it get into future versions.

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in empathy:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Michael Lazarev (milaz) wrote :

I would like it very much too. Since they changed default messenger from Pidgin to Empathy, I'd like to see this feature back.

ollibolli (ollibolli) wrote :

I would like to see this feature back, too.

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

is it a papercut?

Vish (vish) wrote :

Thank you for bringing this bug to our attention. However, a paper cut should be a small usability issue, in the default Ubuntu install, that affects many people and is quick and easy to fix. So this bug can't be addressed as part of this project.

- A feature request is not a papercut.
For further information about papercuts criteria, please read

Don't worry though, this bug has been marked as "Invalid" only in the papercuts project.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in empathy:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist


This option was very usefull under Pidgin, I'll love to see it in Empathy :-)

Thanks for your time guys !

Lele Long (schemacs) wrote :

When will this be implemented from the Wishlist?I am disappointed with empathy for this feature.

redraw (elmonotremendo9) wrote :

Never again?

Empathy works very nice! BUT,

I'm surprised about the lack of user settings Empathy provides! and I mean very IMPORTANT if Linux software wants to be a very nice alternative to Apple/Windows ones. We are talking about THE messaging software installed by default in Ubuntu and many other distributions.

No official themes support
no custom status on startup
no system startup! (one has to added it manually)

Changed in empathy:
status: Confirmed → Expired
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