Conversation windows icons shouldn't be buddy avatar

Bug #438375 reported by Jim Braux-Zin on 2009-09-28
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pidgin (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: pidgin

The icon of conversation windows are set to the buddies avatars. The result is a small ugly square icon which doesn't help at all and make it hard to find the conversation window in the taskbar (as the title is set to the buddy name).

I found it annoying while using the regular ubuntu, but now that I am using the Netbook Remix which uses only icons to represent unfocused windows it is a real pain.

What do you think about it? Wouldn't a good stock icon do better?

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Sep 28 22:39:56 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: pidgin 1:2.6.2-1ubuntu5
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=fr_FR.UTF-8
 LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-11.36-generic
SourcePackage: pidgin
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-11-generic x86_64

Jim Braux-Zin (j-brauxzin) wrote :
Ralph Janke (txwikinger) on 2009-09-29
Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Marcos Jr (junalmeida) wrote :

I disagree. But it could be configurable. I personally like the avatar on conversation windows. Its much useful on both regular ubuntu taskbar and other ones like AWN.

Well maybe on AWN, but with the small icons of the Netbook Remix setup
taskbar, I can only see a colored square. I am currently using the
"Conversation Badger" plugin which replace the buddy avatar by its status
icon (green circle for available etc). It's not very good for the Netbook
Remix taskbar either because icons are the only way to distinguish between
two windows. So to have only one conversation window I keep every
conversation tabbed in the same window.

I agree there are many sources of confusion for newcomers.... The default
setup doesn't seem that bad after all.

2009/10/30 MarcosJr <email address hidden>

> I disagree. But it could be configurable. I personally like the avatar
> on conversation windows. Its much useful on both regular ubuntu taskbar
> and other ones like AWN.
>
> --
> Conversation windows icons shouldn't be buddy avatar
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/438375
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Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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