Not possible to add groups in contact list

Bug #540311 reported by Ernst on 2010-03-17
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This bug affects 6 people
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Empathy
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empathy (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: empathy

In my Empathy (version 2.29.92-0ubuntu2 on Lucid), I have two contact groups which I once created myself I believe. However, I want to add another group. I cannot find a way to add such a group; I can only remove existing groups by right clicking on the name.
It is possible I missed something, but I guess the option is removed from this version. Could it be re-added?

Kamus (kamus) on 2010-03-17
Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

right click on a contact, click edit and type something in the field before the button "add group" and you will be able to add a group. When adding a new contact you also have the option to add a new group so I think this is an invalid bug report

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

It took me a while to find the button, i think this is a bug, not the one that you don't have the "add group" button but that is hard to find the feature (usability issue).

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Kamus (kamus) wrote :

I have sent this issue to upstream for knowledge of Gnome developers because is more like an usability problem, any way, @OmerAkram sent me the steps to do this:

"right click on a contact, click edit and type something in the field before the button "add group" and you will be able to add a group. When adding a new contact you also have the option to add a new group"

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Confirmed
status: Confirmed → Triaged

Indeed, I have found the option. Sorry for reporting a non-existent bug.
I agree the functionality could be more visible, so it's good the Gnome
developers are informed.

On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 18:46, Kamus <email address hidden> wrote:

> I have sent this issue to upstream for knowledge of Gnome developers
> because is more like an usability problem, any way, @OmerAkram sent me
> the steps to do this:
>
> "right click on a contact, click edit and type something in the field
> before the button "add group" and you will be able to add a group. When
> adding a new contact you also have the option to add a new group"
>
> ** Changed in: empathy (Ubuntu)
> Status: Triaged => Confirmed
>
> ** Changed in: empathy (Ubuntu)
> Status: Confirmed => Triaged
>
> --
> Not possible to add groups in contact list
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/540311
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>

Jonathan Lumb (jonolumb) wrote :

I have followed the instructions suggested - but once I have created the new group it doesn't show up in my Empathy contact list. Is anybody else getting the same problem?

Ernst (ernst-blaauw) wrote :

Here, it works correcly. Do you add the contact to that group? I think
Empathy only shows non-empty groups.

On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 12:21, Jonathan Lumb <email address hidden> wrote:

> I have followed the instructions suggested - but once I have created the
> new group it doesn't show up in my Empathy contact list. Is anybody else
> getting the same problem?
>
> --
> Not possible to add groups in contact list
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/540311
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

I think its a bug, it's just way hard to add a new group, I'd like to see a entry just like pidgin, or a small button, but seriously right now is hard to add a group without adding a new contact to your list, so if you want re organize your buddy list is a pain. Thanks for all the feedback folks!.

Changed in empathy:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in empathy:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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