First of all: Yeah! Good idea
- Same width for all floaters OR individually resizeable (floaters will always remember their position). Height will auto-adjust to the contents, so each floater won't use more screen space than it actually needs.
The floaters are interactive, that is, you can drag them around to arrange position
What about automatic width-calculation of the floater, depending on the name (my MSN buddies change it often) - perhaps with a limit (first x chars)
Grouping the floaters, i. e. you move two or more floaters near together and they get "docked" to a group.
With this there would be another possibility which would go together with the auto-size-functions: If the width or height of a contact changes, the other group-floaters will be rearranged (moved left/right or top/bottom).
As I have placed my floaters in the top right corner, it would be great, if there would be an option to "size group to the left" (so the right position is fix), like the clist can "size upwards".
But first I'll wait for the initial implementation and see how it works at all :)
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