Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#9359 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Contact list stack

Reported by: loneguitarist Owned by: nobody
Milestone: Component: Adium UI
Version: Severity: normal
Keywords: contact list stack Cc:
Patch Status:


I think an excellent future feature would be a contact list that opens like stacks from the Leopard dock when you click the Adium icon. It would really fit in with the leopard styling and be a genuinely useful and cosmetically appealing feature.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by Jordan

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

This would be a neat feature, though not practical. How would one bring forward a message window to reply to a message? Clicking the dock icon is the quick and simple way now, but with a stack contact list this would be at least two clicks - and that's assuming that you put all new messages in the 'stack' as well.

How would you handle too many contacts to fit in the stack? A grid? What happens when they expand beyond the entire screen size - just keep making them smaller and smaller? Scrolling - not very stack-like...

How would you handle groups? Different Adium icons in the dock for each group - each of which expands into a separate list? Would people really want that many icons in the dock just for one application?

Due to the heavy amount of work involved in something like this as well as the many details (I'm sure there are plenty more issues that would arise than the questions I have asked here) I can't see this becoming a built in Adium feature, and I've yet to see a single plugin that would be as extensive as this. Though it would be a fancy feature it is seemingly impractical and extremely difficult to implement. If someone wishes to take the project on, then we can always re-open this to track development.

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