Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

#1665 closed defect (fixed)

"display of offline contacts" has wrong default

Reported by: Owned by: evands
Milestone: Adium X 1.0 Component: Adium UI
Version: Severity: normal
Keywords: display offline contacts Cc:
Patch Status:


This is written from the perspective of a new user switching to Adium.

By default, offline contacts are not displayed. I believe that they should be displayed by default.

1) If you add a new account, and all contacts are offline, nothing is displayed in the contacts window.

2) If you add a new contact while they are offline, it is not shown in the contacts window, leading the user to believe that the action did not work. (Because of problem 1, I tried to add all my contacts manually, and nothing appeared to happen.)

3) The toolbar is not shown by default, so searching for a "display offline contacts" setting fails when looking in Preferences and Menus. (After adding a another account which had some people online, I saw only online people listed, so tried to find an option to display everyone else.)

This bad default detracts from an otherwise extremely positive new user experience.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by ofri


comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by Evan Schoenberg

Milestone: Adium X 1.0


(2) is actually fixed for 0.90 -- it shows up as offline for about 10 seconds before disappearing (if offline contacts are hidden).

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by Colin Barrett

Owner: changed from nobody to Colin Barrett
Status: newassigned

comment:4 Changed 15 years ago by Colin Barrett

field_haspatch: 0
priority: normallowest

comment:5 Changed 15 years ago by Evan Schoenberg

Owner: changed from Colin Barrett to Evan Schoenberg
Status: assignednew

comment:6 Changed 15 years ago by Evan Schoenberg

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

(In [14809]) Default Show Offline Contacts to YES. Fixes #1665

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