Allow to select several contacts (e.g. to start a chat)

Bug #270895 reported by David Prieto on 2008-09-16
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
pidgin (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: pidgin

Pidgin is great, but starting a chat with several contacts is a bit cumbersome. I would like to be able to select more than one contact (using shift or ctrl), right-click one of them and choose "start chat". That would be a lot easier and handier than the current procedure.

By the way, allowing to select more than one contact would also be useful to perform the same action on more than one contact: IM two friends, get their info, send them a file, view their logs.

Any action that can't be performed on more than one contact (e.g. edit their alias) could just appear greyed out.

James Westby (james-w) wrote :


Thanks for taking the time to make this suggestion. I am marking this feature request
as "Wishlist", and confirming it as it seems to be a reasonable request.

In order to have the best chance of the developers of the software implementing
your suggestion you should consider reporting it directly to them upstream.

This page may help you in doing that:

If you do this then please report the URL of the upstream bug report here
so that everyone can follow its progress.



Changed in pidgin:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
James Westby (james-w) wrote :

Great, thanks David.

I have linked the report in launchpad so that we can track the activity
upstream easily.



Andreas Moog (ampelbein) on 2008-09-16
Changed in pidgin:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in pidgin:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
James Westby (james-w) on 2008-09-17
Changed in pidgin:
status: Confirmed → Unknown
Changed in pidgin:
status: Unknown → New
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