Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

#615 closed enhancement (fixed)

Always Show Status Window

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: nobody
Milestone: Adium X 1.0 Component: Adium UI
Version: Severity: normal
Keywords: Cc:
Patch Status:


In pre-.8 versions, there was an "Advanced" option to allow one to either show or hide the Current Status (the away message window) when Adium was not the active app. Now it seems there is no option for this and the Current Status always hides when Adium is not active. Any chance of this option making a comeback?

(PS: I tried searching for tickets about this, but I didn't know what I should be searching for, so sorry in advance if this is a duplicate...)

Change History (10)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by me@…

This seems to be a legitimate bug. I request this be set against a milestone.

Yes, we know this is an Apple bug in NSPanel and Interface Builder (utility windows hide in background), but there are ways around it.

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by Zachary West

Component: AIMAdium UI
Summary: always show status window?Always Show Status Window

Summaries aren't questions, silly.

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by Chris Forsythe

field_haspatch: 0
Milestone: Adium X 1.0

Aren't we just killing that window?

comment:4 Changed 15 years ago by Cortland Klein <cortland@…>

When tick says killing, does he mean that some code is killing the window when Adium is not in the foreground, or that it is planed to be depreciated in favor of something else in preparation of 1.0?

comment:5 Changed 15 years ago by Colin Barrett

I sure hope we aren't killing that window, because I haven't heard of anything better being proposed.

I don't know if this is what the OP wanted, but I would like the little status floater to always hang around, even if I'm available. Currently, there isn't a very good representation (in borderless, anyway) of what your status actually is. The EMD and the dock icon provide some hints, but IMO, it's not good enough.

Just my $0.02

comment:6 Changed 15 years ago by Chris Forsythe

My understanding is that the window was just going away.

comment:7 Changed 15 years ago by David Smith

Not as far as I know. Certainly no reasonable alternatives have been proposed that I know of.

comment:8 Changed 15 years ago by Colin Barrett

Could the stuff that Evan committed earlier along with the global icon prefs work in Borderless? I'd be interesting to see how that looked.

comment:9 Changed 15 years ago by David Smith

iirc there is some unused code in there for borderless. Hasn't been turned on yet.

comment:10 Changed 15 years ago by Evan Schoenberg

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

(In [14792]) Added an advanced Status preferences pane, which currently has options to make the away status window always on top and/or hide in background, or not. Either way, really.

Fixes #615. Fixes #708. Fixes #2118.

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