Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#6413 closed defect (duplicate)

Unable to configure Window flash count (windows stop flashing after n flashes)

Reported by: nbinont Owned by: lschiere
Milestone: Component: winpidgin (gtk)
Version: 2.2.2 Keywords: Flashing
Cc: nbinont@…


I have missed many messages simply because the message windows stop flashing after n (I think it's 3) flashes. This is becoming somewhat of an issue because it means that the main purpose isn't getting fulfilled - that is, getting the message from one person to another person (not their computers).

I was certain GAIM had this feature, and I don't think it was all that useful to drop it.

Proposed solution A: Allow the user to configure the number of times the windows flash on a new message

Proposed solution B: Add a checkbox preference to allow the window to flash until the user responds to it.

If I have missed how to configure this, please let me know. I definately prefer Pidgin to other messengers, but if I keep missing messages, this is a problem.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by datallah

  • Component changed from unclassified to winpidgin (gtk)
  • pending changed from 0 to 1
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

We've never allowed configuration of the number of flashes, and I don't think that should change.

The behavior *should* be that it flashes 3 times and remains highlighted until the window is focused (this is what happens for me, but there have been a few reports that the highlighting is removed by certain events (which would also stop the flashing, so just making it flash more times/indefinitely wouldn't solve the problem)).

Duplicate of #1502.

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