Opened 10 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#10406 closed defect

Main Pidgin window does not allow resizing below width of previosly closed window size

Reported by: ciper Owned by:
Milestone: Component: winpidgin (gtk)
Version: 2.6.2 Keywords: window, size, width, wide


This bug has existed on my system through at least 3 recent releases. I have tried to ignore it but now my main pidgin window is about 600 pixels wide.

Lets say the main application window is stretched to 400 pixels wide then I shutdown Pidgin. The next time I open Pidin 400 pixels wide is now the minimum width. If I then stretch the window to 450 pixels wide and close the application that becomes the new permanent minimum width. This does not affect child windows (like auto join irc chat rooms or pounces that open a new window)

Right now I am using Windows XP SP3 with Pidgin 2.6.2

Change History (11)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by datallah

  • Component changed from pidgin (gtk) to winpidgin (gtk)
  • Status changed from new to pending

Which plugins are you using?

Are you using an alternative windows theme or some sort of desktop enhancement?

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by ciper

  • Status changed from pending to new

The plugins with a checkmark are as follows -

conv. input chars count
extended preferences
i'dle mak'er
psychic mode
release notification
send button
windows pidgins options

My windows theme is "windows classic" with some adjustments to the size of a few items (fonts and scrollbars for example)

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by deryni

  • Status changed from new to pending

Try disabling the Extended Preferences plugin (or possibly toggling its Shrink option) and seeing if that helps.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by trac-robot

  • Status changed from pending to closed

This ticket was closed automatically by the system. It was previously set to a Pending status and hasn't been updated within 14 days.

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by ciper

deryni Thank you. Disabling extended preferences did the trick!

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by ciper

Hmm, as soon as I re-enable the extended preferences the window explodes back up to its original incorrect size. Is there someone I should contact regarding this plugin?

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by deryni

The author of the extended preferences plugin, the plugin information should have a website (and Google should be able to find it as well). This has been an issue for a long time now but I don't believe it is at all consistent. (I'm assuming you tried toggling the "shrink buddy list" option in the plugin and that, by itself, didn't help?)

comment:8 Changed 9 years ago by charding

What is the desired behavior that you guys would like to see? Have the window stay the same size when you enable/disable the plugin?

comment:9 Changed 9 years ago by deryni

The plugin should not be forcing any size at all, the option in question is supposed to allow the window to shrink down below the width the widgets packed inside of it require. I'm not sure anyone has ever really investigated what is actually happening to cause this issue. I imagine that ideally the plugin would simply not touch the window size at all (regardless of this preference being enabled) and that enabling the preference would simply set the "allow_shrink" flag and the normal pidgin blist size saving/restoration would work.

comment:10 Changed 9 years ago by charding

I was sure the plugin didn't change the size after disabling but I just checked to be sure. Like you said, it just modifies allow_shrink. I'm not sure what would be contracting or expanding the size of the buddy list window. Perhaps the window size pref has some weird value or this is some kind of Windows GTK+ bug. This user also has the 'windows pidgin options' plugin enabled as well. Not sure if that plugin modifies the buddy list some way/how. This is the first I've heard of this type of behavior with the EP plugin.

@ciper: If you want to file a bug on the sf tracker of the EP plugin, I will have a closer look. If you're going to do this, attach the pidgin debug log while you do all these actions that affect your buddy list.

comment:11 Changed 9 years ago by deryni

This is a rare but known issue with the plugin, it does not happen often but it does happen periodically and is virtually always the result of this plugin. As I said before, I have no idea what could possibly be causing it but I've also never spent any time trying to reproduce it or have the people running in to the problem gather all that much debugging information. They mostly just want the problem to go away and "disable the extprefs plugin" is enough.

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