Cannot resize text input area in Pidgin

Bug #231266 reported by Dave
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Gaim
Won't Fix
Unknown
pidgin (Debian)
Confirmed
Unknown
pidgin (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: pidgin

Description: Ubuntu 8.04
Release: 8.04

pidgin:
  Installed: 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu2
  Candidate: 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu2 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Usually, I can change the size of the area where I type (the box underneath the actual conversation). I upgraded from the previous Ubuntu release to the current one and I can no longer do this (small and nit-picky perhaps but it's still aggravating)

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri May 16 21:14:57 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/pidgin
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: pidgin 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu2
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: pidgin
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-16-generic i686

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Dave (david-d-marsh) wrote :
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Roger Ward (rogerw) wrote :

I can confirm this - not sure if its a duplicate, but definitly a problem on my Xubuntu install of Pidgin (same kernel, pidgin version # as parent)

Changed in pidgin:
status: New → Confirmed
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Roger Ward (rogerw) wrote :

This patch should fix the problem, but not directly - it appears pidgin's developers DECIDED to change this - if Ubuntu wants the old style as default, this patch will have to be merged with the .diff in the package.

Will submit more detailed patch if I have time tomorrow - this was a test/patch from http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/5252 (patch wasn't accepted yet, but the patch does fix the issue).

see also: http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/5252 (and most likely others).

Bug was introduced upstream in pidgin 2.4.0

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Roger Ward (rogerw) wrote :

found a fix, but I have no permissions to decide if this should be merged with ubuntu's package system. I like the fix though.

Changed in pidgin:
assignee: nobody → rogerw
status: Confirmed → In Progress
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Alex Yurchenko (ayurchen) wrote :

Same here. It'd be nice to have a fix.

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Roger Ward (rogerw) wrote :

this bug is also at: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=469283

setting this package to nobody, to try and get it released in the universe.

Changed in pidgin:
assignee: rogerw → nobody
status: In Progress → Confirmed
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Roger Ward (rogerw) wrote :
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Morten Kjeldgaard (mok0) wrote :

Seems the UI change is intentional. The text box will resize as you type.

Changed in pidgin:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in pidgin:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in gaim:
status: Unknown → Won't Fix
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Kai Mast (kai-mast) wrote :

i dont really understand where to problem wiht automatical resizing is.

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Roger Ward (rogerw) wrote : Re: [Bug 231266] Re: Cannot resize text input area in Pidgin

preference, convention, and choices REMOVED when people use them.
Regardless of your choice, I may not like your choice, and others may
agree with either one.

I know how to change it back to what I prefer, and have. I shall not
post any more on this, my concerns and opinions are not reaching
anyone who is willing to take this on. Goodbye.

On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 2:01 PM, Halan <email address hidden> wrote:
> i dont really understand where to problem wiht automatical resizing is.
>
> --
> Cannot resize text input area in Pidgin
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/231266
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in Gaim: Won't Fix
> Status in "pidgin" source package in Ubuntu: Confirmed
> Status in "pidgin" source package in Debian: Confirmed
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: pidgin
>
> Description: Ubuntu 8.04
> Release: 8.04
>
> pidgin:
> Installed: 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu2
> Candidate: 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu2
> Version table:
> *** 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu2 0
> 500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Packages
> 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
>
>
> Usually, I can change the size of the area where I type (the box underneath the actual conversation). I upgraded from the previous Ubuntu release to the current one and I can no longer do this (small and nit-picky perhaps but it's still aggravating)
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> Architecture: i386
> Date: Fri May 16 21:14:57 2008
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
> ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/pidgin
> NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
> Package: pidgin 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu2
> PackageArchitecture: i386
> ProcEnviron:
> PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
> LANG=en_US.UTF-8
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> SourcePackage: pidgin
> Uname: Linux 2.6.24-16-generic i686
>

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eplawless (eplawless+launchpad) wrote :

I use a visual style on Windows, and should be able to resize the text input area because the default size set by Pidgin is way, way too small. I am not altering other parts of my system, the flaw is in Pidgin.

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Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. There have been many changes in Ubuntu & Pidgin since the time you reported the bug and your problem may have been fixed with some of the updates. It would help us a lot if you could test a current, supported, Ubuntu version. If you can test it, and it is still an issue, please update this bug report with that information.

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

We'd like to figure out what's causing this bug for you, but we haven't heard back from you in a while. Could you please provide the requested information? Thanks!

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Alex Yurchenko (ayurchen) wrote :

I'm currently using pidgin 2.6.6 from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. What is causing
this bug is program design: there is no facility to dynamically change
text input area height from the user interface - i.e. no handle of
anything that can be dragged by a pointer.

On Sat, 18 Jun 2011 13:30:17 -0000, Fabio Marconi wrote:
> We'd like to figure out what's causing this bug for you, but we
> haven't
> heard back from you in a while. Could you please provide the
> requested
> information? Thanks!
>
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> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the
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> report.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/231266
>
> Title:
> Cannot resize text input area in Pidgin
>
> Status in Gaim:
> Won't Fix
> Status in “pidgin” package in Ubuntu:
> Incomplete
> Status in “pidgin” package in Debian:
> Confirmed
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: pidgin
>
> Description: Ubuntu 8.04
> Release: 8.04
>
> pidgin:
> Installed: 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu2
> Candidate: 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu2
> Version table:
> *** 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu2 0
> 500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Packages
> 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
>
>
> Usually, I can change the size of the area where I type (the box
> underneath the actual conversation). I upgraded from the previous
> Ubuntu release to the current one and I can no longer do this (small
> and nit-picky perhaps but it's still aggravating)
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> Architecture: i386
> Date: Fri May 16 21:14:57 2008
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
> ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/pidgin
> NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
> Package: pidgin 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu2
> PackageArchitecture: i386
> ProcEnviron:
>
>
> PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
> LANG=en_US.UTF-8
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> SourcePackage: pidgin
> Uname: Linux 2.6.24-16-generic i686
>
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Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
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