Open Bug 249188 Opened 20 years ago Updated 15 years ago

Only show network/server tab if directly requested


(Other Applications :: ChatZilla, defect)

Not set


(Not tracked)


(Reporter: burnus, Assigned: rginda)


(Depends on 1 open bug, Blocks 1 open bug)


Since I run out of visible tabs (compare bug 249187), I usually /hide all
server/network tabs. It would be nice, if all those tabs could be set to hidden
in preference|startup.

(By the way, what is the opposite command to /hide? /help hide doesn't mention
anything, neither /show nor /unhide do exist.)
This is with mozilla-1.7-0.1 and thus ChatZilla 0.9.61.
The only option at present is to re-attach to a view, either using /attach,
/server, /network, /join or whatever got you (or would get you) the view.
Product: Core → Other Applications
The Window Manager will remember all views, hidden or not, so that if you hide a
server view (closing it will kill the connection) you'll never see it again. We
could also use simple heuristics; if you /attach you get the
server view, if you /attach you get the server view
created, but hidden, and then the channel view as expected.
Depends on: 76175
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: PC → All
Blocks: chatzilla1.0
OK, I'm morphing this bug slightly. Instead of an option, we should simple have network/server views hidden if they're only being used as stepping-stones.

So you'd not have a network view for things like:
 - /attach moznet/chatzilla
 - IRC URL link to a channel or user
 - Only channels/users set to Open At Startup

But you would have a network view for:
 - /attach moznet
 - IRC URL link to a network or server
 - The network is (also) in Open At Startup list

Of course, being hidden, the network view would appear if anything of interest happened on it, or /attach moznet or similar was once. We need to revisit deleted vs hidden network views in another bug though...
Summary: Startup option for not showing the network/server tab for 'join channel at startup' → Only show network/server tab if directly requested
The network should also appear if copy important messages is on, imo - as having the new tab with the copied messages pop up on the right might be a bit odd.
QA Contact: samuel → chatzilla
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