No way to apply theme changes to existing windows

Bug #569286 reported by rww on 2010-04-24
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Empathy
Expired
Medium
empathy (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: empathy

Changing the theme in Empathy preferences does not apply the new theme to existing windows. As far as I can see, there's no way to do so. While this isn't a huge problem in user-to-user windows (one can always just close and re-open the window), it's a pain for group chats, where closing the window leaves the chat room. Empathy should either 1) apply changes to the theme setting to existing windows, or 2) offer a per-window menu item to change the theme.

This problem also seems to apply to the setting for showing/hiding the nick list in group chats.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: empathy 2.30.0.1-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-21.32-generic 2.6.32.11+drm33.2
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-21-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Apr 23 20:45:54 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Release Candidate i386 (20100419.1)
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: empathy

rww (rww) wrote :
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

I found the upstream bug report. https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=586757

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