press TAB to change convo tabs?

Michael Secord gizmokid2005 at
Sat Nov 15 08:35:34 EST 2014

Sent from my mobile device. Please excuse the brevity and any errors.
On Nov 15, 2014 12:37 AM, "Linus Arver" <linusarver at> wrote:
> Hello list,
> After many years of not using Pidgin, I'm back at it again.
> I'm aware that you can use CTRL+TAB to change conversation tabs, but I
> propose the following (optional?) behavior:
>     * Pressing TAB in an empty (pristine) conversation entry box should
>       act just like CTRL+TAB.
> I propose this because I cannot imagine why anyone would ever want to
> send an IM with a ton of leading whitespace that tabs give you. And,
> it's not something like the spacebar key that can easily be mispressed,
> leading to a mistell if the convo tab is changed unintentionally.
> Personally, I'd like to disable the tab key altogether from the entry
> box and permanently map it to CTRL+TAB, as I've never had the need to
> type tabs mid-sentence. But, I imagine I could be in the minority in
> this one --- who knows?
A big reason for tab to maintain current functionality is the fact that
pidgin supports IRC which makes heavy use of tab completion for nicknames.

> Please CC me as I'm not subscribed here.
> -L
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