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

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Sat Jul 14 13:12:03 UTC 2007

Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le vendredi 13 juillet 2007 à 16:50 +0200, Michael Biebl a écrit :
>> 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.
> Practically speaking, it is here most of the time while there is nothing
> to be notified of. This is an abuse of the purpose of the notification
> area, but clearly not the only one. Many people are eager to see the new
> applet API at work to get rid of such abuse.

Why not keep this functionality enabled until the new API (which I
haven't heard of yet, do you have a link?) is in place then?
I don't see, why it is an abuse to provide useful functionality. If you
disable the systray applet, there is no way anymore to show the list of
currently cached windows and clear the cache, and most importantly it
shows me, that seahorse is actually active and working.
As long as this kind of functionality isn't available through other
mechanisms, please keep the systray applet enabled.


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