I recently got 2.0beta6, like others, because I wanted to be able to use my
MSN again. But, one thing that keeps bugging me is the sound...I liked the 1.5
sound, but the 2.0 is too...light, I can't hear it enough. Then the smaller
things like what happened to the options that were under where you typed (I
know where they are, but is there a way to put them back where they used to
be?) and how it doesn't give a new window for new mail (I use that a lot with
forums to know when someone replied to something. That, and the tab buttons
just bug me because they're not the uniform size and stretch, but I can get
used to that of course. Thanks for any help, and sorry for such a long/picky/finicky
post. Thanks again for any help.
If you want the 1.5.0 sounds download the files from the 1.5.0 source tarball,
extract them somewhere, and then point gaim at them (you can do that in the
preferences). What options "that were under where you typed"? The large buttons
in the bottom of the conversation window? What 'options' there do you want back,
and why do you want them back? If those are what you mean then you are clearly
aware that they are in the menus but you may not be aware that you can easily
add shortcut keys to any menu item in gaim by hovering your mouse over the item
and hitting the key you want bound to it (if that doesn't work you will need
a gtkrc setting that the example gtkrc file linked from the FAQ has information
The tabs being full width is an issue that has been discussed to death and virtually
everyone gets used to it in rather short order (and most come to like it better
than the old way in fact). There was just a patch posted somewhere to add the
ability to switch back but I don't know if it will be considered, I would tend
to doub it since there were real reasons for the switch in the first place.
Ah...main reason I don't like the tab thing is I got used to being able to see
if someone was typing with my not-quite-full-screen browser set-up. Ah well.
As for the buttons underneath, I've already gotten used to that, to some extent.
Still annoying, but not as much. And I thought about the tarball, but I'm running
on Windows and don't know how exactly TO extract it.
Sorry for so many questions, but in a chat, is there anyway to change the color
of the other sn's in it?It's hard to differentiate between the people now. I
have about 4 friends I'm normally in one with, with the aliases, so at a glance
I just see a bunch of "b" starting names (including my own, though in blue)
in green. Thanks, and again, sorry for so many questions/complaints.