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Bug 788338 - Bad usability problems with new-style Empathy
Bad usability problems with new-style Empathy
Product: empathy
Classification: Core
Component: General
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: empathy-maint
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-09-29 13:08 UTC by Tobias Wolf
Modified: 2018-05-22 19:19 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Tobias Wolf 2017-09-29 13:08:37 UTC
I was using Empathy "in production" and received the new version when upgrading my work laptop to Ubuntu+1.

I appreciate the move to single windows kind of makes sense. But a lot of stuff is just broken now. This was released prematurely.

- No more user groups, seems to be LRU now?
  But only changes after a restart
  My company makes heavy use of groups
- "Show groups" has no effect
- "Hide offline" has no effect

- Ctrl-C for copy does not work, WTF, why?
- Alt-1 through Alt-9 for switching tabs is gone
- Ctrl-W for close tab is gone
- Ctrl-H for "hide offline" is gone
- No more type-ahead find in roster

- Large padding around central widget
- Font size changed, I was using a specific font size and had
  to edit my theme file

Now I am really hesitant of upgrading
Comment 1 Tobias Wolf 2017-09-29 13:10:09 UTC
... my work PC now. The new version is unusable, even though I'm thankful that you stepped up to take care of Empathy again.

All my colleagues use Pidgin and similar "brand clients". But I really like Emapthy ...
Comment 2 GNOME Infrastructure Team 2018-05-22 19:19:34 UTC
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