Yes, the hotkeys plugin certainly is what I was looking for. It is also true what Richard said, in gaim 2.0 both the new im dialog and the view log dialog have autocomplete which also searched a buddy's alias. Maybe an extended hotkey plugin is all I need after all :)
> The problem is how to make a keyboard shortcut popup this window. I
> currently "take over" the SIGUSER1 signal if you set the preference, and
> if gaim receives that signal, it will popup the window. This way you
> can map a keyboard shortcut to your favorite window manager with a
> command like "killall -10 gaim" (if you use only one instance of gaim).
> Plus, you can be working with any application where the window manager
> can receive the keyboard shortcut.
> Does anybody know of a better way? Besides, I have no idea how to
> approach this in Windows...
I don't know much about coding gaim, and I'm not certain this will be of
any help, but I can make a suggestion that might point you in a useful
Check out the Hot-Keys plugin.
This allows the user to configure key combos to toggle or display
certain gaim dialogues. Perhaps the source of this plugin could give you
a few hints on your issue?
Lurker for a while, but finally first post to the list - Hi all.