[Pidgin] #11848: Can't send file via ICQ with drag'n'drop

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Sat May 22 05:40:49 EDT 2010

#11848: Can't send file via ICQ with drag'n'drop
 Reporter:  Phagos  |        Owner:  datallah       
     Type:  defect  |       Status:  pending        
Milestone:          |    Component:  winpidgin (gtk)
  Version:  2.7.0   |   Resolution:                 
 Keywords:          |  
Changes (by Phagos):

  * status:  pending => new


 Replying to [comment:3 darkrain42]:
 > I wonder if this is related to UAC.  If Pidgin is run via the installer,
 it's going to be running as a privileged application (either as a
 different user or elevated), and there might be OS-level differences in
 DnD behavior for said applications.
 I've checked this. Yes, it is.
 Running file manager or switcher with administrator's rights solves the

 Also I've found an article (unfortunately it's in russian) which states
 there're following issues when installing by non-admin account:[[BR]]
  - user's shortcuts, private files and so on could be placed in admins
 accont directories;[[BR]]
  - when app is run via the installer (i.e. with admin's rights) changes
 are made with admin's files (e.g. pidgin's log seems to be written in
 admin's account directory instead of user's one) and therefore they are

 The solution is to use [http://nsis.sourceforge.net/UAC_plug-in UAC plug-
 in] for NSIS, but unfortunately I get "This installer requires admin
 access, aborting!" error using modified pidgin's installer on Windows 7
 Installer is run under the admin's account, UAC's prompt appears, but
 nevertheless this error does occur.

Ticket URL: <http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/11848#comment:5>
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