#28 Show buddy list entry in taskbar does not work in 2.4.0

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Craig Harding
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2014-08-14
2008-03-01
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From forum, By: pariswd

I just installed Pidgin 2.4 and noticed that unchecking "Show buddy list entry in taskbar" seems to no longer to function correctly.

That is, when I uncheck "Show buddy list entry in taskbar", I expect there to be no icon in the running programs icon area of the Windows taskbar. However, when running 2.4, the icon is always displayed -- checking and unchecking seems to have no effect.

As a test I just re-installed Pidgin 2.3.1 and the function works correctly, so the problem seems to be only when I run 2.4.

Did the Pidgin folks break something in 2.4? Or does Extended Prefs need an update for that function to work correctly in 2.4? Or is it just me (shudder at the thought)?

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    No, its not just you. Same for me.

     
  • Craig Harding
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    2008-03-02

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    This is working for me in Linux with 2.4.0 and Extended Prefs 0.7.

    Are you running Extended Prefs 0.7 and pidgin, on Windows?

     
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    i've got the same problem, after the pidgin update. running on windows xp.

     
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    Same problem here running Pidgin 2.4.0 and Extended Prefs 0.7 on Windows XP SP2 with all latest updates as of today (if that info is helpful at all). Any chance for a quick fix?

     
  • GATownsend
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    2008-03-02

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    I'm also experiencing this w/ 2.4.0 and Ext Prefs 0.7 on Windows Vista Home Premium.

     
  • Craig Harding
    Craig Harding
    2008-03-02

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    This may be a GTK+ bug, I am trying to find out for sure. In the meantime, if people could tell me what version of GTK+ they are running and if it changed from the 2.3.1 -> 2.4.0 upgrade.

     
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    yep, same here.

    pidgin 2.4.0
    windows xp pro sp2

     
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    mhh ..

    "GTK+ 2.12.1 Rev B" upgraded to "GTK+ 2.12.8 Rev A"

     
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    Just using whatever came with Pidgin 2.4.0 here. I believe that's 2.10.0? Should I give the latest stable a try and see if that helps?

     
  • Craig Harding
    Craig Harding
    2008-03-02

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    There was an upgrade of GTK+ (2.12.8) with pidgin 2.4.0.

    If people could install the 2.12.1 version from the pidgin sf.net page:

    http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=235&package_id=119698

    to see if this fixes the problem and report back either way. I believe this is the reason for this function not working.

     
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