28 Jan 2005 pcolijn   » (Journeyer)

Gaim

hub: My biggest complaint about Gaim is this:

I can make Gaim almost usable if I minimise my buddy list and chat window, put them on all desktops (in GNOME), use audio notifications (notification icon would be much nicer though) and turn off window raise. Window raise pisses me the hell off, because I'll be typing in Vim or something, and a freaking window will pop up and steal focus. So I'll end up telling my friend something like "foo.bar();" Not to mention it completely disrupted my train of thought, etc.

So fine, I set everything up that way. What's the problem? As soon as a new buddy (i.e. one for which there is no tab in my message window) messages me or I double-click a new buddy to add a tab to my message window, the window becomes "un-sticky" again. Meaning I have to re-stick it, or I'll lose it among all my desktops.

If they just made it so the message window didn't steal focus when it popped up, I could stand to use the pop-up mode. But my ideal way to use it would be to have a notification icon, no sounds, no popups, and no stupidly becoming "un-sticky". Ah well, maybe someday...

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