Google Talk user-interface annoyance

Several times a day, I get irritated by following issues in Google Talk user-interface:-

  • Moving mouse over contact list brings up the contact-info popup. Which is quite irritating and leads to another annoyance mentioned in next point.
  • While accessing the scrollbar, very often, I have to go through contact-list area and that brings up the contact-info popup, which stops me accessing scrollbar. I have to click somewhere else or move mouse out to get rid of popup. I believe, there should be good amount of gap between contact list and scrollbar.

Google Talk UI

Yahoo! messenger doesn’t have these issues. I get to see contact-info only when mouse is over buddy-icon, which is on left-side. One fix, it solved two issues.

Yahoo! Messanger UI

  • Peter O’Brien

    And whilst we’re talking google improvements… when you view a message straight from a googlemail notifier alert, there should be a report spam button on the page with the email!

  • In yahoo it also open buddy info as soon as you roll over any buddy name not just on left buddy icon. I think its same effects in both, I think Windows Live Messenger has better way to display it.

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