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O.P. [Request] Taskbar icon to change when contact is typing
Hi guys. This request will be better understood if you have used Miranda IM.

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When you have a convo minimised and someone is typing a message, the icon in the Task Bar changes to a hand with a pencil, signifying that person is typing something.

I would love it if this could be implimented as a plugin or feature of Plus!. From what I've heard it is possible (with a little help from something other than a script). Would anybody else like a feature like this? I think it would be very handy to tell just by looking down at the Task Bar.

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EDIT: It might be easier if Patchou added a script event when the user is typing I've been told. Whatever is easier, script or feature of Plus!.

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RE: [Request] Taskbar icon to change when contact is typing
* -dt- likes this idea

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EDIT: It might be easier if Patchou added a script event when the user is typing I've been told. Whatever is easier, script or feature of Plus!.
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RE: [Request] Taskbar icon to change when contact is typing
It should be possible with Xniff :)

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Great idea, love it (Y).
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It should be possible with Xniff :)
xsniff is dodgy though :P
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It should be possible with Xniff :)
xsniff is dodgy though :P
Hahaha yeah that's a bit of a *hack* but it would be great if Patchou could add the script event. I was thinking of having a crack at it myself (learning as I go along :P) but it seems to be a big undertaking.
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RE: [Request] Taskbar icon to change when contact is typing
But what if you have tabbed chats activated, and another conversation is focused? Should the icon still change? :S
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RE: RE: RE: [Request] Taskbar icon to change when contact is typing
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Originally posted by -dt-
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Originally posted by mickael9
It should be possible with Xniff :)
xsniff is dodgy though :P
Hahaha yeah that's a bit of a *hack* but it would be great if Patchou could add the script event. I was thinking of having a crack at it myself (learning as I go along :P) but it seems to be a big undertaking.

Xniff isn't a 'hack', workaround or trickery at all though. It is just like any other sniffer. Even if Patchou does it, he would be using the same prinicples too.

Dunno if this is what -dt- means, but what's a bit dodgy about Xniff is that it contains some errors in its programming in such a way that if it is closed (script stopped or you close messenger) it crashes. It also doesn't seem to work 100% with some other scripts. When you have a beta version of Plus! you can see this in the debug logs...



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But what if you have tabbed chats activated, and another conversation is focused? Should the icon still change? :S
very true...

Or you could manipulate the icon even further:
Show one kind of icon for the focussed contact's typing activity (which will also be used when tab chatting is off of course), and a slightly different one (eg: slightly different color) when a non-focussed contact is typing.

Another question to ask is: is the icon going to be shown permanently (until you bring the chat window in front), or only when the user is actually typing (when the protocol messages are recieved), or only for a short while (on a timed basis)?

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Another question to ask is: is the icon going to be shown permanently (until you bring the chat window in front), or only when the user is actually typing (when the protocol messages are recieved), or only for a short while (on a timed basis)?


"only when the user is actually typing (when the protocol messages are recieved)" (Y)
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