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feature requests/questions [Jul. 6th, 2006|09:18 pm]


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1. Under 'Preferences', there is 'Default security for posts', and I can select 'Public', 'Friends', or 'Private'. How come I can't select 'Custom...' and set a custom default? That's how I had it in Semagic (in Windows, which I haven't used in months).

2. No context menu for the GNOME system tray/notification area? I right-click the LogJam icon... and nothing. Is that correct? If so, dude, add a context menu! :) Check friends page, etc.

3. Under 'Preferences' and 'Check Friends', I don't understand the 'Indicator' section. That is, I turned it on, and I got this LJ-logo floating on my desktop... is that all it does? I only want it to pop up when there's a new entry to my friends page, and then I want to be able to click that icon to visit my friends page, and upon visiting, I want the floating indicator to go away until there's another new entry to my friends page. And actually, I'd rather have it like the Windows LJ clients do, where the tray icon flashes/blinks/somehow indicates that there's a new friends page entry. But at the least, that floating indicator would work fine for me... I just don't want it sitting there 24/7.

4. I guess what I'm saying is, I want Semagic for Linux, but that isn't going to happen. Since this appears to be the next best thing (Drivel doesn't have a tray icon that I can see, and doesn't seem as feature-rich as LogJam), I want this to turn into Semagic. Only better. :) My needs are pretty basic, and honestly, they're already 99% met by LogJam. I don't post to Photobucket, I don't need any unusual features. I post regular posts. My needs (okay, wants) are more GUI-/aesthetic-related than anything.



[User Picture]From: popcultureicon
2006-07-07 01:26 am (UTC)
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From: djeinst
2006-07-07 01:31 am (UTC)
Mmmmm I agree that there needs to be a context menu for the tray icon. In addition I would like to add that when you close the main window that it should minimize it to the tray, not exit the program.

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[User Picture]From: unixronin
2006-07-07 02:56 am (UTC)
LogJam is already "Semagic, only better". :)

(I was forced to use Semagic for several months last year while I had only a Windows desktop. I found it to be one of the more horribly broken pieces of free software I can remember. I spent SO much time repairing the damage it did when I tried to do anything more than just use it as a dumb "typewriter window" that I gave up trying to do anything more than that with it. I was so glad when I got my Linux desktop back and could use LogJam again.)
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[User Picture]From: smigs
2006-07-07 09:57 am (UTC)
you can use logjam on windows... i had a version lying about somewhere once upon a time..
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[User Picture]From: unixronin
2006-07-07 10:10 am (UTC)
Believe me, if I'd been able to locate one at the time, I would have used LogJam instead.
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[User Picture]From: spooforbrains
2006-07-07 11:05 am (UTC)
That friends indicator thing always bothered me, too. It just doesn't seem to work.
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[User Picture]From: tar_miriel
2006-07-07 03:07 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty happy with logjam as a simple gtk app, I don't use gnome, won't ever do so. But if someone wants to add it and uses portable desktop stuff, that all seems ok by me.
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From: moonjaguar
2006-07-10 10:57 pm (UTC)
I'm able to use the Custom function (for filtered posts)

I never had any use for the blinking friendspost indicators that Visions, Lochjournal and Semagic have. I belong to some busy comms and that indicator kept was going blink-blink-blink like it had something in its eye.

The only thing that Semagic has and Logjam doesn't that I want is the functon that refreshes Friends and you get dialogue boxes telling you who friended/unfriended you, whose birthday's coming up, that kind of thing. I miss that-- but I guess I can always check Joule.
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[User Picture]From: montyy0
2006-12-08 07:25 am (UTC)
I'd love to see the tray indicator show new friends entries, too.

I'd also like the journal link entry autocomplete to journals of friends when you type the first few letters of their names...
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