IM windows opens automatically when new message is received

Bug #342410 reported by Ken VanDine
This bug affects 1 person
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pidgin (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: pidgin

Use case testing for the message indicator raised the issue of chat windows automatically opening when a new message is received. Desired behavior is not to open the chat window, until the user selects it in the message indicator.

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Changed in pidgin:
assignee: nobody → dbarth
importance: Undecided → Medium
Ted Gould (ted)
Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
assignee: dbarth → ted-gould
milestone: none → ubuntu-9.04-beta
Changed in pidgin:
status: New → Triaged
Cody Russell (bratsche)
Changed in pidgin:
assignee: ted-gould → bratsche
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Cody Russell (bratsche) wrote :

Ted, I just tested this bug with a friend of mine who uses AIM. We tested first on Intrepid and when I set Preferences/Interface/Conversation Window Hiding to "Always" then new IM windows were suppressed as we want. When I turned it to "Never" then the window would appear.

I switched over to Jaunty again, did the same test and got the exact same results.

When I tested with you earlier using Jabber/Gmail chat our result was that regardless of the value of that setting a new window would always appear.

So it seems to be a bug specifically in the Jabber/Gmail chat backend for Pidgin.

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Cody Russell (bratsche) wrote :
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David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

This is an upstream bug and there is no solution designed at the moment to fix it. Thus un-milestoning it for 9.04

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-9.04-beta → none
Changed in pidgin:
status: Unknown → New
Cody Russell (bratsche)
Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
assignee: bratsche → nobody
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