Feature #7348: Improve OTR user experience
Enable formatting toolbars in Pidgin
Currently in Tails the status of an OTR discussion is logged in the chat and depicted in the OTR menu. I think it would be good to activate by default the Formatting Toolbars (Options → Show Formatting Toolbars) to also have to OTr button in there that explicit with words (Private/Not private) the status of an OTR conversation.
That would also make our pidgin interface consistent with the OTR documentation we are linking to at Security-in-a-Box.
As a bonus, I sometimes get some formatting enabled without willing to (things get underlined, etc.). Having this toolbar enabled by default would make the formatting options more visible.
This toolbar has been deactivated back in 2009 with commit c4a2668. I'm not sure we thought about the implications on the OTR button while doing this, and we have nothing about that either in Redmine and no mailing list archives going that far.
Revert "$HOME: hide formatting toolbar" (Closes: #7356)
This reverts commit 5bdf66181d704dc801a68c3f1ee1343cba8290f9.
Having the formatting toolbar displayed in Pidgin is the original default, and
it makes the OTR status more explicit by displaying it with words.
Without this toolbar, the OTR status have to be inferred either from the chat
log, or from the small logo on the right of the OTR menu.
#2 Updated by intrigeri about 5 years ago
email@example.com wrote (01 Jun 2014 12:42:11 GMT) :
This toolbar has been deactivated back in 2009 with commit c4a2668. I'm not sure we
thought about the implications on the OTR button while doing this, [...]
Indeed, I very much doubt we thought about this.