Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#6988 new defect

when a new conversation is opened, pidgin does not transfer focus to it

Reported by: sameerds Owned by: EionRobb
Milestone: Component: pidgin (gtk)
Version: 2.4.3 Keywords:
Cc: charding


A new conversation window or tab is created when "Ctrl+M" is used to send a message to a buddy. But focus is not transferred to this window, and instead goes back to the buddy list. As a result, one has to switch to the new window before typing the message. This happens only when you press "Ctrl+M" in the buddy list.

This defect was also reported on Ubuntu Hardy:

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by deryni

  • Status changed from new to pending

This sounds like it is probably going to be a window manager issue. I'm going to bet that this is occurring for people who are using Gnome or KDE with the focus prevention settings on. In both of those cases it is likely that the windowing environment is not considering the user to have interacted with the application recently enough and that the dialog might be automatic and as such will not allow it to be given focus on creation.

Does using the Buddies->New Instant Message menu entry with the mouse have this same problem? If it doesn't then the above is almost certainly what is occurring.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by sameerds

  • Status changed from pending to new

Buddies->New Instant Message has the same problem.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by QuLogic

  • Owner changed from lschiere to rekkanoryo

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by charding

Maybe add to focus on the tab if the user initiates/starts a new conversation or chat from the menu or buddy list?

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by rekkanoryo

  • Owner changed from rekkanoryo to EionRobb

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by salinasv

  • Component changed from unclassified to pidgin (gtk)
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