Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 436010
Last modified: 2009-01-09 02:56:11 EST
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Just start pidgin-2.4.0-1.fc8 and start to write in the entry box
After todays update pidgins entry box is not resizable.
When I open a new chat box, its entry box is minimal (screenshot 1)
After i write something into it, it does open up, so that it is possible to see
two lines of what you are writing (screenshot 2).
But you are not able to resize the entry box.
I included two screenshots.
Created attachment 296803 [details]
This is by design. I'm sure others will hit it so I'll leave this bug open for
now. There has been quite some discussion of this feature and how it might be
tweaked on upstream support mailing list. If you feel strongly about this please
review the archives http://pidgin.im/pipermail/support/ and if you have useful
input follow up upstream.
To clarify, having now looked at the screenshots, the first screenshot IS a bug
we are trying to track down a fix for. I believe you can work around this by
disabling Hiding of new conversations or by hiding the formatting toolbar.
> I believe you can work around this by
> disabling Hiding of new conversations or by hiding the formatting toolbar.
Yes, this works.
Thank you so far
For me it's a bug. I like when entry box has at least four lines in height. I
don't like when it's small at the beginning, but grows while I am writing. There
should be an option for it. Ugly and annoying behaviour (in my humble opinion).
(In reply to comment #5)
> For me it's a bug. I like when entry box has at least four lines in height. I
> don't like when it's small at the beginning, but grows while I am writing. There
> should be an option for it. Ugly and annoying behaviour (in my humble opinion).
See comment #2 about how you can raise your concerns upstream. Very few pidgin
developers pay attention to the Fedora bugzilla, and I have no interest in
getting involved in this discussion.
pidgin-2.4.1-1.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8
I should clarify that 2.4.1 fixes the entry area being only 1 pixel high.
It does not "fix" the fact that it is not manually resizable, because it is not
meant to be manually resizable - it resizes automatically to accomodate the text
entered up to a maximum of 50% of the window height.
pidgin-2.4.1-1.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update pidgin'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F7/FEDORA-2008-2846
pidgin-2.4.1-1.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
pidgin-2.4.1-1.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
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