Having issue starting up

Tres Finocchiaro tres.finocchiaro at gmail.com
Mon Nov 25 13:00:41 EST 2013


Per Daniel's email:

   1. Right click the pidgin icon in the system tray.
   2. Click "Plugins"
   3. Scroll down towards the bottom, click "Windows Pidgin Options"
   4. Double-click "Windows Pidgin Options"
   5. Unclick "Dockable Buddy List"


- Tres.Finocchiaro at gmail.com

On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 10:48 AM, Daniel Atallah <datallah at pidgin.im> wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 10:11 AM, Marilyn Montgomery <
> marilyn.montgomery at oracle.com> wrote:
> >
> > I have a Dell Latitude laptop using Windows 7, and have it plugged into
> a over-sized external monitor for easier viewing.
> >
> >
> >
> > I have used Pidgin for years, and to start the program each weekday
> morning, I would double-click on my Pidgin shortcut icon on my Desktop.
>  The software would then display the chat rooms that I have set for
> AutoJoin, and then a minute or two later, the Buddy List would appear on
> the right side of my monitor (overlayed over existing Desktop icons).  The
> Buddy List window always had the standard Minimize, Maximize, and Close
> buttons in its upper right-hand corner, and I would always minimize the
> List to my Status bar at the bottom of the screen so that I could access it
> as needed during the day.
> >
> >
> >
> > Recently, I had to disconnect my laptop from the external monitor so
> that I could take the laptop down to the office.  When I brought it home
> and re-attached it to the external monitor, the start-up process suddenly
> changed.  Now when I double-click on the Pidgin icon on my desktop in the
> morning, the chat rooms appear as expected, but the Buddy List no longer
> sits on top of existing Desktop icons, it shoves them over to the left and
> far left of my screen, and the buttons in the upper right-hand corner have
> changed.  Now I get only a Close icon (a very small one) -- the Minimize
> and Maximize buttons are gone.
> >
> >
> >
> > The only workaround that I’ve found is to close the Buddy List, then
> re-open it using the Pidgin icon in the Sys Tray.  The Minimize, Maximize,
> and Close buttons appear normally in the upper right-hand corner of the
> List, but it still pushes any underlying Desktop icons over to the left or
> far left when it opens.
> >
> >
> >
> > I can’t find any settings related to this in the Preferences.  How can I
> fix this?  It’s very annoying to have to move my Desktop icons back into
> place each morning.
> I think the behavior that you're describing is caused by the "Dockable
> Buddy List" checkbox in the "Windows Pidgin Options" plugin.
> -D
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