Pref to disable tab flickering



Other Applications
17 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: xyzzy, Assigned: Robert Ginda)


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17 years ago
I've been seeing this for a while, but see this in 2002031903 on Windows 98 as well.

When two or more channels are active, and there is activity in a channel that is
not current, the color will change on that tab's text and seems to flicker once
or twice for each subsequent line it receives in that channel, even though the
final color remains the same.  Please make it stop.  :-)


Comment 1

17 years ago
This is completely intentional (and has been there for a long time).  We just
added a third color recently.  The point is so that you know that there is
activity (and what kind) on that channel.  This is probably wontfix.

Comment 2

17 years ago
I guess we could pref it at some point.
Summary: Tab label text flickers on channel activity → Pref to disable tab flickering

Comment 3

17 years ago
Hmmm...  I'm not so opposed to this that I want a pref.  Really, it's just two
things that make this obnoxious:

The color always reverts to black, then the real color.  Instead, I think it
should blink: turn off the text foreground color, then turn it back on.  Second,
it should transition slower, so it is more of a blink than a flicker.  I'm
guessing this means turn it off for some amount of time, then turn it back on
for the same amount of time, probably something like 1/2 second intervals.

Hopefully this will make it so that this still catches my eye, but doesn't seem
broken.  If you still want to do a pref, go ahead, but I don't really want it if
you do as I request.  Thanks again. :-)

Comment 4

15 years ago
Actually, it doesn't always change to black.  It depends on what color it is to
start with.  For example, if it's already green and a join message comes in, it
will change to blue, then back to green.
OS: Windows 98 → All
Hardware: PC → All


15 years ago
Depends on: 229545

Comment 5

15 years ago
Chatzilla 0.9.54 is now available and has landed on the trunk (cvs). This should
have resolved this bug; if it has not, please reopen it.
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Core → Other Applications
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