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Feature #670

width of "nick" column too static

Added by sebas over 12 years ago. Updated over 11 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Usability
Target version:
-
Start date:
04/11/2009
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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OS:
Linux

Description

In quassel's chatview, the nick column is either to wide or too small. wasting a lot of space of hiding important information (like parts of nicknames). I often need to adjust its with, depending on the largest width of nicks joined (and then it wasted screenspace).

This could be addressed by fixing the width per line input,

[longernickname] testtest testtesttesttest testtest test testtest test test
testtest testtesttesttest testtest test testtest test
[short] testtest testtesttesttest testtest test testtest test test testtest
testtesttesttest testtest test testtest test test

That would mean the width of the second column is not global, yet it provides enough visual clue to scan and see which text comes from which user. The width of this column shoud be determined automatically, currently it looks it's fixed mostly because of the tradeoff between wasting space and length of nicknames I want visible.


Related issues

Has duplicate Quassel IRC - Feature #1144: Autosize separator between nick and message.Closed2012-03-08

Has duplicate Quassel IRC - Feature #1176: Option to have only one space between timestamp/nick/messageClosed2012-06-30

History

#1 Updated by EgS over 12 years ago

What you suggest is basically the "irssi" way. aka: don't align at all.

This option would need a major redesign. So don't expect it to happen any time soon.

What I'd like to say is a plugable way to display messages. But again: lots of effort.

#2 Updated by johu over 11 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature

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