Opened 15 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#772 closed enhancement (fixed)

adding a "Show Contact List" item to Adium menu-bar icon

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: zacw
Milestone: Adium X 1.1 Component: Adium UI
Version: Severity: normal
Keywords: contact list, menu-bar Cc:
Patch Status:


Adium has a Menu-bar icon that allows access to some functions, include the "bring Adium to Front" Item.

My request is : can we have a "show Contact List" item in this Menu-bar item icon ?


Change History (11)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by Synapse

Summary: adding a "Contact List" item to Adium menu-bar iconadding a "Show Contact List" item to Adium menu-bar icon

If you have brought Adium to the front, what is the problem?

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by Chris Forsythe

field_haspatch: 0

The problem is when the contact list is not open.

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by Martin Dittus

I actually agree, there are some things I would like to be able to add to this menu; most of all 'show contacts', and maybe also an item to write a new message to a contact (with a submenu similar to the current account status selection, so that I could select 'Adium icon' -> 'New message...' -> 'peter').

It's imo simpler than switching application focus; plus the shortcut for opening the contacts window is exotic enough that I keep forgetting it and use the application menu anyway, which means writing a new message has these steps:

  • switch to adium via menubar item, dock, alt-tab or exposé (between 1..2 klicks/keypresses)
  • click "Windows" -> "Contacts" (2 clicks)
  • double click on a contact to start the message

...which means at minimum I'll need three clicks and an additional double click, and most of all a lot of moving around the mouse in between.

I'm not sure if that gets my point across; I'm basically saying that when I decide I want to write to someone it often seems like it requires a lot of steps to get there.

comment:4 Changed 14 years ago by anonymous

I agree as well, even better, I'd like th option to show my contact list in the menu per iChat

comment:5 Changed 14 years ago by Seb Payne

Milestone: Sometime after 1.0
priority: normallow

The current feature of 'Bring Adium to Front' works and this may be added in the future

comment:6 in reply to:  description Changed 13 years ago by anonymous

Agree - this is a really nice simple feature in iChat and works well with just one click for those of us that don't like to have X amount of windows around.

I think it's far better than the current Adium menulet entry that brings it to the front as it assumes that you have the contact lists open and not minimized to the dock.

Surely a 'Contact List...' entry could bring Adium to the front if the contact list and chats are open or simply open the contact list if it's closed?

Seems to make far more sense - well, to me...

comment:7 Changed 13 years ago by Zachary West

Owner: changed from nobody to Zachary West
Patch Status: None
Status: newassigned

comment:8 Changed 13 years ago by Zachary West

Milestone: Good idea for "later"Adium X 1.2

comment:9 Changed 13 years ago by Zachary West

Milestone: Adium X 1.2Adium X 1.1

Oops, missed the right one.

comment:10 Changed 13 years ago by Zachary West

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

(In [19235]) Adds a hide/show contact list to status menu bar. One issue remains: if the menu bar is started after adium is launched, it assumes the contact list is hidden. I don't see any way to poll this information, I'll look into it more. Fixes #772.

comment:11 Changed 13 years ago by Zachary West

(In [19248]) Adds -contactListIsVisible and -contactListIsVisibleAndMain to the interface controller. Also adds -contactListIsVisible to the contact list plugin. Refs #772.

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