Buddy window hiding at startup

Bug #129886 reported by Jaap Versteegh on 2007-08-02
This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
pidgin (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: pidgin

I know the hiding of the buddy window at startup is in a plugin (extended preferences).
 I think it's VERY basic functionality that should be in the main preferences.
 On latest ubuntu gutsy (2007-08-02), the setting in the plugin doesn't work. The buddy list always shows.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Aug 2 10:13:58 2007
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/pidgin
NonfreeKernelModules: ath_hal
Package: pidgin 1:2.0.2-0ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcCmdline: pidgin
ProcCwd: /home/jaapie
SourcePackage: pidgin
Uname: Linux toshi 2.6.22-9-generic #1 SMP Wed Aug 1 17:31:10 GMT 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

Jaap Versteegh (j-r-versteegh) wrote :
Ian Redfern (ian-redfern) wrote :

I'm getting the same problem on Gutsy (pidgin 1:2.1.0-1ubuntu2, pidgin-extprefs 0.7-2). Even if I hand-edit ~/.purple/prefs.xml to set list_visible to 1, it has no effect, and is reset to 0 on exit. The other related settings, e.g. list_maximized, x and y, all work as expected.

Mikael Nilsson (mini) wrote :

FWIW, I can confirm this behaviour - I can't get the buddy list to hide, even though the plugin sets it to be hidden.

Changed in pidgin:
status: New → Confirmed
hmsf (heliomsf) wrote :

Same for me on Gutsy, Pidgin 2.2.1, Extended Preferences 0.7.2

Guido Conaldi (guido-conaldi) wrote :

Same here on hardy up-to-date

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in pidgin:
status: Unknown → New
anirban16 (anirban16chatterjee) wrote :

Yes, this bug troubles me as well in Ubuntu 12.04. I've seen this occur in previous versions too. Buddy window simply doesn't show up at startup and we manually require to quit pidgin and start it again to see its buddy window.

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