[ gaim-Feature Requests-1236499 ] Resizing the buddy list automatically

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[ gaim-Feature Requests-1236499 ] Resizing the buddy list automatically

Feature Requests item #1236499, was opened at 2005-07-12 02:12
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Category: gtk-ui
Group: None
>Status: Closed
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Private: No
Submitted By: Jeff Fortin (kiddokiddo)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: Resizing the buddy list automatically

Initial Comment:
I believe it would be very interesting to have an
option to resize the buddy list automatically. It
should not be allowed to exceed the workspace height

So when, for example, one of my buddies sign off, the
window shrinks, and no desktop space is spilled. It
would be pretty cool! I think this is not really
complicated to implement, but I may be totally wrong
since I don't really know about gtk.


Comment By: Luke Schierer (lschiere)
Date: 2007-04-20 11:01

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As we are closing this tracker, please submit any feature request that is
still valid to http://developer.pidgin.im.  Thanks.


Comment By: Wayne (waynewoods)
Date: 2007-01-11 20:10

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I've found this feature to be one of the things I like best about the UI
for the Fire client on OS X. It'd be great to have it on Gaim.


Comment By: Megan Schneider (ciran)
Date: 2006-08-11 08:47

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Adding comments from duplicate #1386098 (Daniel Beardsmore -
Can the buddy list window height be permitted to be
adjusted automatically to fit the height of its
contents, as people sign in and out? (optional feature
of course)

I know this was rejected in 2002 but I cannot see a
good reason for this besides GTK+ not providing gaim
with the height of the screen (or the height of the
available space, e.g. screen height minus taskbar and
other adornments). I imagine the GTK+ API has advanced
significantly since 2002 so this feature may now be
able to be implemented.

At least under *NIX -- under Windows I imagine GTK+
might not be able to understand the taskbar height. It
certainly has no idea about a taskbar at the top of the

One workaround for all such issues could be "reserve x
px at screen edge {top|bottom|left|right}". My taskbar
for example is two rows, so that's 16 px times two (32)
plus 15 spacing, so I'd reserve ~50 px at the bottom.

For my home with the taskbar at the top, no need to
reserve anything as gaim would max the window height
(if I had that many people online!) at (screen_height -

For what it's worth, Miranda IM already has this
feature, and it's nice, as I like a small, compact
window but sometimes I find that it ends up too small.


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