When grouping multiple IDs for a contact under a single "meta-contact", I would
like to be able to specify which service takes precedence. I thought I could
do this simply by ordering the contacts, but for some reason people whom I have
on both Yahoo and Gtalk insist on using the Gtalk ID unless I explicitly select
the Yahoo one, despite the fact that the Yahoo IDs are listed first.
Is there any way to accomplish what I want here? Thanks.
The visual order does control that but only to an extent, the relative 'availability'
of the buddies also factors in, pidgin attempts to give you the best shot of
actually reaching your buddy and the assumption is that all else being equal
the most active account is likely to be where they actually are. There is a
plugin (that doesn't build by default but is in the source) that allows you
to tweak some of the settings which control how these calculations work. I wrote
the plugin a long time ago and haven't played with it much since, so whether
it builds cleanly at the moment I'm unsure but it shouldn't be hard to fix if
Ok. For the record, then, with Yahoo manually ordered first, and the buddy
idle on both Yahoo and GTalk, GTalk is still used by default. I'd even say
that when my buddy is actually Active on both, GTalk is still being used, but
I can't swear to that. In this case, both me and my buddy are on the 2.0 beta