gtk-bugs item #1386218, was opened at 2005-12-20 09:36
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Category: win32(unknown)
Group: gtk bug #164311
>Status: Closed
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Private: No
Submitted By: Daniel Beardsmore (uilleann)
Assigned to: Daniel Atallah (datallah)
Summary: Double-click tray icon should always reveal buddy list

Initial Comment:
If the buddy list window is already open but not
focused, double-clicking the tray icon should surely
bring it to the front, not get rid of it altogether?
It's more consistent to the user to have double-click
== show buddy list, rather than double-click == show it
or hide it depending on whether you noticed that the
window was already open or closed. If your taskbar is
getting cluttered, it's a pain having to go check
whether the buddy list button is there to know quite
what double-clicking the tray is going to do!

(The only exception is that if the window IS focused,
then you can use that double-click to hide it, as that
would make sense -- double-click the tray icon once to
consult it and again to dismiss it.)

Now, we have a tick box in the tray icon for "Show
buddy list" which has the same problem. An open, but
minimised blist will be already ticked and clicking the
item just hides it. Just hoping for some consistency :)

(This has troubled me for a very long time; maybe gaim
2 can fix it =)

[It could also follow the slowly forming view of
single-click to show/hide -- for rapid access. In this
case I don't really mind which it does, but I've
installed a Winamp plugin for one-click-show-hide and
Process Explorer works the same by default. It's nice
for all apps to behave the same. But this is not
something that troubles me personally here.]


Comment By: Daniel Atallah (datallah)
Date: 2005-12-20 10:48

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This is a GTK+ bug.


Comment By: Daniel Beardsmore (uilleann)
Date: 2005-12-20 10:23

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Affirmative. Is this a GTK+/Win32 bug?


Comment By: Luke Schierer (lschiere)
Date: 2005-12-20 09:50

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you use windows? 


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