input text area not resizable?

Hemal Pandya hemal.pandya at
Thu Apr 3 06:42:20 EDT 2008

Thanks for the quick response Sascha. Yes, 8 lines is better the 4 but
I would have still preferred being able to control manually.

I usually like to search archives before asking, but I could not find
a way to search the archives. Now I realize a search at would have given me the info I was
looking for. I will make sure I do that next time before asking.

On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 3:32 PM, Sascha Vogt <****@****> wrote:
> Hi,
>  Hemal Pandya schrieb:
> > In 2.4.0 pidgin automatically resizes the input text area in
> > conversation windows.
> >
> > But it seems it is no longer possible to manually resize the input
> > text area? I often use pidgin for exchanging code fragments, and a
> > large text area is quite useful. Is there a way to get a large text
> > area?
> >
>  It is not configurable, though in 2.4.1 the max height has changed from 4
> to 8 lines, which should be enough for code fragments. Please also consider
> reading the Mailinglist archive for this and the devel list. There has been
> some big discussions about the issue. If you have anything new to contribute
> to these discussion, please do so.
>  @Pidgin-devs: While writing this mail, I tested the new max height (Wanted
> to check if it has a hardcoded line maximum or if a percentage value was
> used). Therefore I resized my window to a small height and typed multiple
> lines. Result:
>  - If there are only the last two lines are shown (minimal height of the
> message window), the window itself grows to the bottom (changing the windows
> outer bound).
>  - If you move the window to the bottom of your desktop, it "grows" out of
> the screen.
>  Is this the desired behaviour?
>  I'm on Windows XP, Pidgin 2.4.1, GTK 2.12.8 RevA
>  Greetings
>  -Sascha-

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