Profile, Chat, Call and Video buttons give no indication of who they will contact
Submitted by Will Thompson
Steps to reproduce:
• Open the log viewer; • Pick Anyone / Anything / Today (on the assumption that you have spoken to at least two people today); • Without looking too closely, click anywhere in the bottom pane (the Profile and Chat buttons will become sensitive, and the Call and Video buttons may become sensitive if you're lucky); • Now try to guess who pressing the “Call” button will call.
There's no visible selection or even a text caret in the lower pane, so you have absolutely no idea who the buttons will contact. (Hence my two cancelled calls to Cosimo mentioned in bug 670888).
It's even better if you happen to click on a chat room. In my case, clicking “Chat in #collabora” makes “Profile” and “Chat” sensitive. Pressing “Profile” pops up an extremely useful contact info dialog for myself, which looks something like this:
============= wjt ================ Account: [#] wjt on Collabora Identifier: wjt Alias: wjt
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Pressing Chat has no visible effect, but the astute reader may correctly guess that it actually makes Empathy request a text channel to myself. (Idle throws back NotImplemented ("Can't open a text channel to yourself").