I'm using Empathy in Gnome Shell, and I cannot figure out how to open a conversation window with a contact. I've tried every action I can think of that should open a conversation window, such as:
- double clicking on a contact's name in the contact list;
- Right-clicking on a concatct in the contact list and selecting "Chat";
- Right-clicking on a concatct in the notification bar (the bottom right icon bar thingy) and selecting "Open".
All of these actions seem like they should open a chat window, and in previous versions, they used to open a chat window. However, instead, they all simply add an entry for the contact to the notification bar.
Did Gnome Shell decide that conversation windows were deprecated in favor of the "Messaging Tray", as it is called on the Gnome 3 website? Is my system misconfigured? What's going on here?