Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 255541
Caret switches to different tab when a new IRC PM tab opens
Last modified: 2008-03-11 08:57:18 EDT
Description of problem:
When someone PMs you in IRC and it opens a new tab the caret and your keyboard
focus will shift to a tab other than the one currently displayed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have someone in IRC PM you after having closed any tab open to them.
2. Notice that your typing no longer appears on the tab currently displayed.
New keystrokes are registered on a different tab.
Keystrokes should be registered on the currently displayed tab.
In my case it appears on the tab 2 behind the current one. I also coincidentally
have 2 tabs open to a server different from the current tab and the network I'm
being PMed from.
pidgin-2.2.0-2.fc7 exhibits the same problem, plus it doesn't switch to a new
tab opened via /join.
I am unable to reproduce the caret switching problem with Pidgin 2.4.0, could
you confirm if this is fixed?
The main issue is fixed. It still doesn't switch on /join, but I'm not sure if
that's desired behavior or not.
Not switching to a new tab on /join is not a bug, but requesting that could be
considered a feature request. It'll be hard to implement though, as we need to
be sure new conversations initiated by others don't cause unwanted focus
switching. If you'd like this I suggest you file a separate enhancement request
(it'd be better filed with Pidgin upstream as not many developers track Red