I like the idea of in-place editing, as was mentioned a few week backs.
Maybe something like http://moogman.co.uk/msn/edit.png and
http://moogman.co.uk/msn/status.png (please excuse my lazy mock-up).
If the status message is longer than the status selector, then it could
be ellipsified, in the same way long buddies do. A tooltip could show
the full status message. I'm sure we could find a "reasonable visible
length". Maybe one or two lines (http://moogman.co.uk/msn/long.png)?
On Mon, 2005-12-26 at 11:23 -0600, Gary Kramlich wrote:
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> > On Mon, 26 Dec 2005 04:30:47 -0600, Gary Kramlich wrote
> >>I finally restarted gaim today with a decent build, yeah it's been
> >>awhile, thats what holidays and being sick does to you. Anyways, I'm
> >>not so sure I like the idea of the entry imhtml automatically=20
> >>resizing itself. This is mainly just a personal thing, but having a=20
> >>one line imhtml with a vertical scroll bar seems kind of dumb.
> > I agree. Can we change it so the imhtml is a fixed height when you're =
> > (like how it used to be), but resizes to a smaller size once the status=
> > activated?
> I don't really think that's going to help. This is what my buddylist
> looks like with a one word status message
> Now I know people like to not "waste" a lot of screen space, but look at
> the size of the entry. I don't remember what our default status message
> is if it exists anymore, but when it was "Hello!" that's what a new
> user/upgrade will be presented with. That doesn't seem very intuitive
> to me at least.
> >>Anyways, I do have a possible suggestion. How about throwing the statu=
> >>selector and the imhtml into a GtkPaned? That way those that=20
> >>complain about the size of the imhtml can just shrink it, and it's=20
> >>not resizing on people as they continue to type in it.
> > I'm having trouble visualizing this... but it sounds really clunky.
> In the screen shot above, throw a drag slider between the status drop
> down and the imhtml. If you want to see it, lemme know and I'll either
> mock it up or code it real quick.
> >>On top of that, is there any reason why the scrolled window for the
> >>imhtml has a vertical scrollbar policy of always? Automatic would seem
> >>to make a bit more sense to me as well.
> > I second this.
> > -Mark
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> Gary Kramlich <grim@...>
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