Bug#432975: seahorse: systray applet does not show up anymore

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Fri Jul 13 14:50:20 UTC 2007

Loïc Minier wrote:
> forwarded 432975 http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=432891
> stop
> On Fri, Jul 13, 2007, Michael Biebl wrote:
>> I can't pinpoint the exact time anymore, but since some days, seahorse
>> does not show up anymore in the systray/notification area.
>> It used to show up as soon as I used SSH keys or my GPG key within
>> thunderbird but it doesn't anymore.
>> I looked around in the settings dialog and in gconf-editor but couldn't
>> find a relevant setting.
> seahorse (1.0.1-6) unstable; urgency=low
>   [ Josselin Mouette ]
>   * debian/gconf-defaults: disable the notification area icon by
>     default as it doesn't notify of anything. See bugzilla#432891.

Ah, thanks for the pointer. Seems I haven't read the changelog carefully

I don't completely agree with the decision though.
The notification area icon only shows up, as soon as you actually use
one of your SSH or GPG keys. You then get the options in the context
menu to show the currently active keys and clear the cache, which is a
useful and valuable functionality imho. It makes it clear and obvious,
that one of your keys is currently in use, so I'd vote for reverting
this change.

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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