Broken "Show buddy list... taskbar" in 2.4?

Bill
2008-03-01
2013-04-03
  • Bill
    Bill
    2008-03-01

    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)?

     
    • Craig Harding
      Craig Harding
      2008-03-01

      I've submitted a bug in the tracker with the text from this post. If you can paste in or attach your Debug Window output when you do check and uncheck this option and I can have a look at it.

       
      • Bill
        Bill
        2008-03-01

        Hey, thanks for your attention to this. 

        I reinstalled 2.4 and captured the Debug Window below. 

        When I started Pidgin, the "Show buddy list entry in taskbar" was already checked.  So first I unchecked it (12:30:19 in the log), and then checked it (12:30:37).

        Following the 2.4 Debug Window output is similar output captured while I was running Pidgin 2.3.1.

        Pidgin Debug Log : 3/1/2008 12:30:52 PM
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\.purple\plugins\extprefs.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\autoaccept.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\buddynote.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\convcolors.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\extplacement.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\gtkbuddynote.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\guifications.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\history.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\iconaway.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\idle.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\joinpart.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libaim.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libbonjour.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libgg.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libicq.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libirc.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libmsn.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libmyspace.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libnovell.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libnull.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libqq.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libsametime.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libsilc.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libsimple.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libxmpp.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libyahoo.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\log_reader.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\markerline.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\newline.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\notify.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\offlinemsg.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\perl.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\pidginrc.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\psychic.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\relnot.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\spellchk.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\ssl-nss.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\ssl.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\statenotify.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\tcl.dll
        (12:30:06) wpurple: Could not open reg key 'HKLM' subkey 'SOFTWARE\ActiveState\ActiveTcl\'.
        Message: (2) The system cannot find the file specified.
        (12:30:06) wpurple: Could not open reg key 'HKCU' subkey 'SOFTWARE\ActiveState\ActiveTcl\'.
        Message: (2) The system cannot find the file specified.
        (12:30:06) tcl: Unable to detect ActiveTCL installation. If you wish to use TCL plugins, install ActiveTCL from http://www.activestate.com
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\ticker.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\timestamp.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\timestamp_format.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\win2ktrans.dll
        (12:30:06) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\winprefs.dll
        (12:30:08) oscar: rate limit cleared (param ID 0x0003): curavg = 4500, maxavg = 4500, alert at 2500, clear warning at 3100, limit at 2000, disconnect at 1500 (window size = 20)
        (12:30:19) prefs: /plugins/gtk/kstange/extendedprefs/blist_taskbar changed, scheduling save.
        (12:30:24) jabber: Sending (ssl): <iq type='get' id='purple2a49c1cf'><ping xmlns='urn:xmpp:ping'/></iq>
        (12:30:24) jabber: Recv (ssl)(217): <iq type="error" id="purple2a49c1cf" to="wdparis@gmail.com/HomeA777F612"><ping xmlns="urn:xmpp:ping"/><error code="501" type="cancel"><feature-not-implemented xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:xmpp-stanzas"/></error></iq>
        (12:30:24) util: Writing file prefs.xml to directory C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\.purple
        (12:30:24) util: Writing file C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\.purple\prefs.xml
        (12:30:26) msn: C: NS 000: PNG
        (12:30:26) msn: S: NS 000: QNG 50
        (12:30:37) prefs: /plugins/gtk/kstange/extendedprefs/blist_taskbar changed, scheduling save.
        (12:30:42) util: Writing file prefs.xml to directory C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\.purple
        (12:30:42) util: Writing file C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\.purple\prefs.xml

        Here's the 2.3.1 output:

        Pidgin Debug Log : 3/1/2008 12:25:06 PM
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\.purple\plugins\extprefs.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\autoaccept.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\buddynote.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\convcolors.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\extplacement.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\gtkbuddynote.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\guifications.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\history.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\iconaway.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\idle.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\joinpart.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libaim.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libbonjour.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libgg.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libicq.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libirc.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libmsn.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libmyspace.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libnovell.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libnull.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libqq.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libsametime.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libsilc.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libsimple.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libxmpp.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libyahoo.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\log_reader.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\markerline.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\newline.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\notify.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\offlinemsg.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\perl.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\pidginrc.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\psychic.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\relnot.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\spellchk.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\ssl-nss.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\ssl.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\statenotify.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\tcl.dll
        (12:24:13) wpurple: Could not open reg key 'HKLM' subkey 'SOFTWARE\ActiveState\ActiveTcl\'.
        Message: (2) The system cannot find the file specified.
        (12:24:13) wpurple: Could not open reg key 'HKCU' subkey 'SOFTWARE\ActiveState\ActiveTcl\'.
        Message: (2) The system cannot find the file specified.
        (12:24:13) tcl: Unable to detect ActiveTCL installation. If you wish to use TCL plugins, install ActiveTCL from http://www.activestate.com
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\ticker.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\timestamp.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\timestamp_format.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\win2ktrans.dll
        (12:24:13) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\winprefs.dll
        (12:24:19) prefs: /plugins/gtk/kstange/extendedprefs/blist_taskbar changed, scheduling save.
        (12:24:24) util: Writing file prefs.xml to directory C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\.purple
        (12:24:24) util: Writing file C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\.purple\prefs.xml
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\.purple\plugins\extprefs.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\autoaccept.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\buddynote.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\convcolors.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\extplacement.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\gtkbuddynote.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\guifications.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\history.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\iconaway.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\idle.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\joinpart.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libaim.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libbonjour.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libgg.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libicq.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libirc.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libmsn.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libmyspace.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libnovell.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libnull.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libqq.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libsametime.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libsilc.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libsimple.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libxmpp.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libyahoo.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\log_reader.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\markerline.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\newline.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\notify.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\offlinemsg.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\perl.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\pidginrc.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\psychic.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\relnot.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\spellchk.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\ssl-nss.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\ssl.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\statenotify.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\tcl.dll
        (12:24:28) wpurple: Could not open reg key 'HKLM' subkey 'SOFTWARE\ActiveState\ActiveTcl\'.
        Message: (2) The system cannot find the file specified.
        (12:24:28) wpurple: Could not open reg key 'HKCU' subkey 'SOFTWARE\ActiveState\ActiveTcl\'.
        Message: (2) The system cannot find the file specified.
        (12:24:28) tcl: Unable to detect ActiveTCL installation. If you wish to use TCL plugins, install ActiveTCL from http://www.activestate.com
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\ticker.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\timestamp.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\timestamp_format.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\win2ktrans.dll
        (12:24:28) plugins: probing C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\winprefs.dll
        (12:24:33) prefs: /plugins/gtk/kstange/extendedprefs/blist_taskbar changed, scheduling save.
        (12:24:35) msn: C: NS 000: PNG
        (12:24:35) msn: S: NS 000: QNG 50
        (12:24:38) util: Writing file prefs.xml to directory C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\.purple
        (12:24:38) util: Writing file C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\.purple\prefs.xml
        (12:25:05) msn: C: NS 000: PNG
        (12:25:05) msn: S: NS 000: QNG 42

         
    • Craig Harding
      Craig Harding
      2008-03-02