pidgin at alexoren.com
Mon May 29 21:53:46 EDT 2017
Thanks Eion, but unfortunately in some cases Pidgin makes the wrong choice, and the fact that the user cannot override/customize it is a deficiency that should be addressed.
Is there no plugin that allows for more flexibility?
On 29-05-2017 18:00, Eion Robb wrote:
> Hi Alex,
> You might find
> to be helpful. You can drag buddies around in a Contact in order to
> prioritise them, but the precedence of which one gets highest
> priority is controlled within Pidgin.
> Cheers, Eion
> On 30 May 2017 at 09:50, Alex <pidgin at alexoren.com
> <mailto:pidgin at alexoren.com>> wrote:
> I would like to set protocol priority per buddy.
> Here are some cases:
> 1) One of my contacts uses Jabber (desktop) and Hangouts (mobile).
> When they are not available on Hangouts, their status is shown as
> "Invisible" (this is the case with all my Hangouts contacts). When
> they are inactive on Jabber, their status changes to "Extended away",
> even though they are at the computer. Unfortunately, the Hangouts
> "Invisible" status seems to take precedence, and I often end up
> sending to the wrong device.
> I would like to indicate that for that contact, the Jabber connection
> always takes precedence over Hangouts unless it's offline.
> 2) Another contact uses Skype (desktop) and Hangouts (mobile).
> Sometimes they forget to log out of Hangouts, but for some reason it
> takes precedence over Skype, and again I end up sending to the wrong
> I would like to indicate that for that contact, the Skype connection
> takes precedence over Hangouts when they are both available.
> How can I do that?
> Thanks, Alex.
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