Bug 822288 - Incomprehensible experience when starting a chat
Incomprehensible experience when starting a chat
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: empathy (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Brian Pepple
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-05-16 20:11 EDT by David Strauss
Modified: 2013-07-31 14:43 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-07-31 14:43:24 EDT
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Description David Strauss 2012-05-16 20:11:11 EDT
Description of problem:
When double-clicking a name to start a chat, an item gets added to the bottom of the screen (visible on moving the mouse to the lower-right corner). The problem is that there's not even a hint that it's been added down there. It just looks broken.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Latest as of right now.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Empathy.
2. Double-click a contact.
Actual results:
Empathy/GNOME Shell secretly starts a chat on the bottom bar.

Expected results:
Something that visually indicates the creation of the chat on the bottom bar.

Additional info:
Empathy offers preferences that seem to have no effect when GNOME Shell manages the chat GUI.
Comment 1 David Strauss 2012-05-16 20:15:58 EDT
Interesting: I rebooted, and now it seems to create chats in both a new window and in the GNOME Shell bar.
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