Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#3109 new enhancement

Option for highlight some buddies in the blist

Reported by: cristi8 Owned by: deryni
Milestone: Component: pidgin (gtk)
Version: 2.2.0 Keywords: blist


It would be useful to have a "highlight" option in the budy context menu, that would make him apear bold or with a bgcolor.

Reason: I have many contacts but i am only interested in a few. I considered:

  • moving them in a special group, but i have other logic for my groups, and i should constantly move buddies from one group to another
  • putting '*' in their alias, but it's inconvenient for IMs and logs
  • add pounces to notify my when they go online/offline, but it's too messy

Attachments (1)

colorize-blist.jpg (11.0 KB) - added by fmoo 12 years ago.
Colorize the buddy list in a similar fashion to the Converstaion Tabs

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Change History (8)

Changed 12 years ago by fmoo

Colorize the buddy list in a similar fashion to the Converstaion Tabs

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by fmoo

I wrote a patch for this, but it only works like 30% of the time... those markup routines are awful!

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by fmoo

Unfortunately the patch only works for "message received" (Red, bold) and "typed" (tan-ish brown) on buddies. It doesn't work for "typing" (green), and it doesn't work for chats, and I didn't really test for idle (because the blist code takes care of that), and it crashed when someone logged off.

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by sadrul

We should probably consider using separate columns in the treeview to specify text-color and formatting (bold, italic) etc. (like the userlist in chats does by using "foreground-gdk" and "weight"). If that's possible, it'll be easier for plugins to play with that.

One problem: the status text and the buddy names are of different colors. Would it be possible to utilize the above-mentioned idea and still keep this current behaviour?

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by cristi8

Maybe this can be done by expanding the buddy list theme support, to allow setting colors/background for specific buddies in the theme .xml file

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by deryni

Allowing theme's to set per-buddy colors is extreme (to say the least), at best I think it would be appropriate to support "tags" on buddies and to allow themes to colorize those tags.

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by deryni

  • Owner set to deryni

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by salinasv

It would be a good addition to blist themes.

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