protocol icons (particularly Facebook) obscure status icon too much

Bug #546881 reported by Jack Leigh on 2010-03-25
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
empathy (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: empathy

makes it difficult to tell easily who is available.
Could be smaller and further in the bottom-left (the MSN icon is good) or could be over to the left of the avatar like in Pidgin.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Mar 25 13:01:13 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha i386 (20100224.1)
Package: empathy 2.29.93-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-17.26-generic
SourcePackage: empathy
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-17-generic i686

Jack Leigh (leighman) wrote :
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

Can you please provide a screenshot of the issue?

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Jack Leigh (leighman) wrote :

For Facebook protocol, particularly on a long list of people, status is very difficult to distinguish under icon

Jack Leigh (leighman) wrote :

MSN is somewhat better because the icon has a smaller area, but is still not great

SWOriginal (sworiginal) wrote :

fixed 16x16px icon, this may not even be needed as you can disable protocol icons which still leaves them enabled in the contact tooltip.

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Fix Committed
Vish (vish) wrote :

SWraith, Thanks for the icon. This bug is an upstream one and it would be quite helpful if somebody experiencing it could send the icon and the bug the to the people writing the software. You can learn more about how to do this for various upstreams at .
Once submitted upstream , do report back here with the upstream bug number.Thanks in advance!

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → New
status: New → Confirmed
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

i have sent this bug to gnome here please subscribe to that bug report so that you could answer to any requested information.

Changed in empathy:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in empathy:
importance: Unknown → Low
status: Unknown → New
tags: added: patch
Changed in empathy:
status: New → Expired
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