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Journal selection menu folding / iconification [Oct. 8th, 2003|06:18 pm]
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Just installed LogJam (on Debian Sid) and I've noticed what looks like a quirk in the journal selection menu. It seems to have some folding capabilities, as it's tucked 'uk_bikers' and 'uk_fash' into one 'uk' sub-menu... but it's not tucked 'ukbdsm' in with them. Initially I thought this would be due to the underscore, but I notice it's also tucked 'bisexual' and 'bisexualmale' into a 'bisexual' sub-menu, so presumably it's more complicated than that. Does it require a minimum number of characters to key on, i.e. 3? Or is there some other reason ukbdsm gets skipped? (thanks for answers)

Second question, is there any way to lose the 'update journal' window but still keep the notification icon alive and well, and with an ability to spawn the rest of the client should I want it? I generally keep a constant eye on my friends list, but only post once or thrice a day... it seems a waste of screen/taskbar space having a main window floating around all the time. Update: in case what I'm asking here isn't clear, I'd like the kind of behaviour gAIM exhibits when you're using the dock icon with it - clicking on the icon will appear/disappear your buddy-list, which when disappeared is not visible in the window list on the taskbar.
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[User Picture]From: gaal
2003-10-08 10:26 am (UTC)
The menu folding you describe indeed looks first for an underscore, and then if if doesn't find one, groups by a shared prefix. The length in the code is currently four characters; if you're interested in chaning this in your own copy look at src/usejournal.c . I don't think we'll make this configurable soon... ;)

As for your second question, on many window managers you can use the dock (Preferences > Check Friends > System tray indicator) and hide the application window; if your setup doesn't support a dock, try the floating indicator instead.

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[User Picture]From: dennyd
2003-10-08 10:32 am (UTC)
I've got it docked... what do you mean by 'hide the window' - just minimise it? Or is there actually a way to make it vanish until it's wanted? (i.e. not have it taking up space on the 'window list' under GNOME)
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[User Picture]From: gaal
2003-10-08 11:02 am (UTC)
There was some debate about this a few weeks (months?) ago, but I don't think anything was decided. Some people prefer gaim-like, windows-like behavior, some don't. I know some window managers can be told not to display something on the window list/taskbar; my own humble opinion in this matter is that this is a wm issue so it should be configured in the wm to the user's liking. Maybe it's time to revive that discussion?
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[User Picture]From: dennyd
2003-10-08 11:24 am (UTC)
If I configure my window manager to hide it from the tasklist, then I won't be able to see it when I have the main window maximised. In fact, as the dock icon doesn't seem to include any way to maximise it, I think I'll lose it entirely when I minimise it.

Also, is it reasonable to expect users to alter window manager config to get a perceived result in application behaviour?
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From: evan
2003-10-08 11:54 am (UTC)
I vote to have the close button actually close the window (including the prompt to save the document), but have the program persist in the tray.


But hm, wait, then logins have to live on past the window existing. So maybe close just hides the window into the tray?
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[User Picture]From: weatherdan
2003-10-08 03:24 pm (UTC)
So maybe close just hides the window into the tray?

That seems like the most logical choice.
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[User Picture]From: alister
2003-10-08 10:32 am (UTC)
http://cvs.livejournal.org/browse.cgi/logjam/src/usejournal.c?rev=1.10&content-type=text/x-cvsweb-markup

Looks like it checks for '_' OR at least four characters in the first function there.
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-10-18 03:50 pm (UTC)

i need a code

Is there a way that you can get me a free livejournal code?
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[User Picture]From: dennyd
2003-10-18 04:52 pm (UTC)

Re: i need a code

Yes, I have quite a few available. Explain to me why I should give one of them to you, and I'll consider it :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-12-06 07:06 am (UTC)

Re: i need a code

Well, I'm not the person who originally asked for the code, but i can tell you why you should give me one. You see, ALL of my friends have a livejournal, and i don't. i used to not care, i figured they were a waste of time. but now i see how addictive they are! i feel like a heroin addict, i NEED livejournal! please, i'm a good person, and i REALLY need a livejournal, or else my brain will explode! my email is superchic383@yahoo.com and my AIM screenname is "iwillBACyourface" if you have any codes available, please, please just pass one on to me! thanks!

-Liz
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-12-09 04:21 pm (UTC)

Re: i need a code

I know that I’m not the person who asked either but I thought I would tell you my story

In the smallest town, under a little leaf there lives a pixie, this pixie had no friends in this small town (well maybe a few) as she was there to study to be a great designer. One day this pixie decided that she should get a journal to record all her stories of the mice and the horrid conditions that she had to live in. She looked all around and could only find one that was any good, but when she went into her pixie pocket she realized that no money is what she had, and she cried. Then on one night when the moon was full and the wind was whistling within the trees she stumbled across a journal of interest, and she read with amazement that dennyd was giving away codes. So she wrote her story in hope that maybe just maybe dennyd would grant her the wish of having her very own journal. But if not she would understand, for all she can do is hope that maybe it will come true, and at least she can say she tried.
if you do decided to then you can email me at
The_littlest_pixie@yahoo.com


thankyou uoyknahtthankyouuoyknaht


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