Opened 12 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#504 closed enhancement (fixed)

Drag and drop should invite to chat

Reported by: fmoo Owned by: deryni
Milestone: 2.6.0 Component: pidgin (gtk)
Version: 2.0 Keywords:


For protocols that support chat invites (such as msn), dragging a contact/buddy to the chatroom window should prompt the user to invite selected buddy(buddies) to the chat.

Currently, a new IM tab is opened.

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dnd-invite2chat.diff (4.1 KB) - added by Zzzoom 10 years ago.

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Change History (12)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by lschiere

  • Owner set to seanegan

Sean, did you not look at something related to this?

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by mambro

I agree with you

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by jonh_tomas

I can't use this pidgin IM without this feature!!!

this is a very big hole on Pidgin...

pleaaaaaaasssseeeeee make this a feature available for the next release!!!

pidgin is really cool... but missing this feature I really have to stick whit Windows Live Messenger :(

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by ernstp

Hello, this would be a really nice feature! It feels really obvious that people should be invited when you drag them to the chat-list.

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by seanegan

  • Owner changed from seanegan to deryni

comment:6 Changed 12 years ago by ercanyuz

I totally agree with this. This is an important usability feature. Initiating a chat in Pidgin is currently very cumbersome. Can't you please increase its priority?

comment:7 Changed 11 years ago by djphazer


I, too, would be ecstatic about this as an added feature! (I'd do it myself if I had more skill in the relevant programming areas...)

Also, see ticket #5279.

comment:8 Changed 11 years ago by twarwick

*re-bump*. I use Pidgin in preference to the official Sametime client at work... but the lack of a workable Chat invite feature might drive me back to Sametime ! Please don't let this happen :)

comment:9 Changed 11 years ago by QuLogic

Ticket #7382 has been marked as a duplicate of this ticket.

comment:10 Changed 10 years ago by Zzzoom

As a former WLM user I found this particularly annoying so I wrote a small patch for it. When you drag a contact to a chat window of the same protocol, the contact is invited to the chat with an empty invite message.

Changed 10 years ago by Zzzoom

comment:11 Changed 10 years ago by sadrul@…

  • Milestone set to 2.6.0
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

(In 0bd107bd701b43985e1a0f49f0e9d394af0b819b):
Open a chat-invite dialog when a buddy is dragged onto a chat. A somewhat warmenhoved patch from Zzzoom. Closes #504. Refs #8871.

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