What happened to "Raise chat window on events"?
adonovan at google.com
Tue Jan 19 18:06:13 EST 2010
Hello Pidgin developers,
What happened to "raise chat window on events"?
And why is this information so hard to find?
I noticed that a recent version of Pidgin has stopped raising the chat
window when a new message arrives. I find this new behaviour very
frustrating since new messages can stay buried for hours before I
I've searched the web and the docs, and as far as I can tell, the
removal of this option was intentional, but I can't understand why, or
what I'm supposed to do instead. I get the feeling my question might
be quite frequently asked, but I don't see it anywhere on the FAQ
Some things I tried:
This page claims that the window manager is now responsible for this
piece of configuration. (This answer makes no sense to me, since
you don't know what window manager I'm using.)
This bug seems to describe exactly the same issue, but I couldn't
follow the details, which seemed Windows-specific.
- I built the v2.6.6-devel code from the head of Monotone and found
the same behaviour (and the "Raise chat window" option is still
absent from the GUI), so it doesn't seem to be that I'm using an old
release. (I'm normally using v2.5.2 on Linux.)
- Looking at the source code, it appears that my missing option
"/conversations/im/raise_on_events" has been renamed
"/plugins/gtk/X11/notify/method_raise". I'm not sure where to find
this new option in the GUI, but I looked everywhere. Various docs
talk about a "notification plugin", but I can't believe I'd have to
install some kind of plugin just to keep this simple, intuitive
- I tried manually setting this option to "1" in the prefs.xml file,
and restarting. This didn't work.
Help much appreciated.
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