[Pidgin] #8691: Statusbox Icon - UI Enhancement

Pidgin trac at pidgin.im
Tue May 26 22:58:27 EDT 2009

#8691: Statusbox Icon - UI Enhancement
 Reporter:  kostaa                  |        Owner:              
     Type:  patch                   |       Status:  new         
Milestone:  Patches Needing Review  |    Component:  pidgin (gtk)
  Version:  2.5.5                   |   Resolution:              
 Keywords:  statusbox buddy icon    |  

Comment(by deryni):

 I'd argue that we should always place the buddy icon on the right, in line
 with all the other buddy icons (presumably we don't reverse those in RTL
 locales, do we?). Moving it along with the locale direction seems to me to
 be clearly incorrect, as is moving it to the left solely to differentiate
 it from the icons in the buddy list. It is already differentiated by being
 the last visible icon, by being in a differently colored box, by being
 next to the status selector, etc moving it out of line with the other
 icons makes it harder to locate (you have to remember it is on the other
 side), requires a change for all LTR users (presumably a larger portion of
 our users than RTL users are), and other than the added differentiation I
 see no utility from it.

 (It may be worth keeping the statusbox in mind when thinking about the
 buddy list themes, it may make sense to have the statusbox mimic the
 current buddy list theme or it may make sense to define a static style for
 the statusbox and always use that. I'm unsure.)

 I'm uncertain about the rounding idea but have no real objections to it,
 my only concern is that it may cause people to wonder if the icon they
 uploaded is similarly rounded and/or to complain that the icon they
 uploaded was changed by pidgin.

Ticket URL: <http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/8691#comment:6>
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