Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#10427 new enhancement

Confusing status in the system tray when offline

Reported by: hlamer Owned by:
Milestone: Component: pidgin (gtk)
Version: 2.5.5 Keywords:


When I am having problems with Internet connection, pidgin tries to connect, and shows "connector" icon. But, if it can't, it stops atempts for some time, and shows the same icon, as if it is connected. (green circle over white rectangle). It is a bit confusing, because I am thinking, that it is connected and my network connection is OK. I use ICQ and XMPP accounts.

Btw, why do it stops attempts to connect to the server?

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by datallah

  • Component changed from unclassified to pidgin (gtk)
  • Owner rekkanoryo deleted
  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

It shouldn't actually stop trying to connect, the time between attempts just increases with each failed attempt.

I don't disagree that the icon is confusing - the intent is that it would show your desired status, not necessarily your current status.

Perhaps we should show some sort of overlay when one or more accounts isn't in the desired status.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by benjiphil

#9197 ?

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