#10 "show" button doesn't work


When a contact logs in / sends me a message, this wonderful plugin displays a nice little popup advertising me.

On this popup, there is a button that should open the conversation window.

This doesn't work, the button has no effect, except that it closes the popup.

I'm running pidgin-2.1.1 and pidgin-libnotify-0.13 on Fedora 7.

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  • Jonh Wendell

    Jonh Wendell - 2007-09-04

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    A simple patch:

    diff -Nur pidgin-libnotify-0.13/src/pidgin-libnotify.c pidgin-libnotify-0.13.new/src/pidgin-libnotify.c
    --- pidgin-libnotify-0.13/src/pidgin-libnotify.c 2007-09-04 12:05:27.000000000 -0300
    +++ pidgin-libnotify-0.13.new/src/pidgin-libnotify.c 2007-09-04 12:06:05.000000000 -0300
    @@ -312,6 +312,7 @@
    g_hash_table_insert (buddy_hash, contact, notification);

    g_object_set_data (G_OBJECT(notification), "contact", contact);
    + g_object_set_data (G_OBJECT(notification), "buddy", buddy);

    g_signal_connect (notification, "closed", G_CALLBACK(closed_cb), NULL);

  • Piotr Szotkowski

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    On Ubuntu Gutsy, the above patch does switch to Pidgin’s window, but does not selects the right tab (unless it was already selected). (Compare with how the notification area icon works – that icon, when clicked, both brings up the conversation window and switches to the right tab.)

  • Fabio  Figueiredo

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    (Debian etch) pidgin 2.3 backport
    I have applied the patch,
    the line "+ g_object_set_data (G_OBJECT(notification), "buddy", buddy);"... was added to the file "pidgin-libnotify-0.13.new/src/pidgin-libnotify.c"
    then ...
    ./configure ... make ... make install

    Show button does not rise the window.
    and if the pidgin preference (aways Hide im Conversation) its marked:
    then works, but only if i a click on show desktop icon and if theres no windows of conversation minimized, then click in the show button... and ban work

    ... some of our LTSP users are bitching about it. Any help will came handy.

    Desktop(Ubuntu Heron) pidgin 2.4
    Same thing (but some times works ... confusing)

    sorry for the poor english (i did not take any english class*)


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