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

Josselin Mouette joss at debian.org
Sat Jul 14 22:50:30 UTC 2007

Le samedi 14 juillet 2007 à 15:12 +0200, Michael Biebl a écrit :
> > 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?)

I regularly hear about it every time such problems occur. It is planned
for GNOME 2.22, see http://live.gnome.org/RoadMap/GnomePanel

> is in place then?
> I don't see, why it is an abuse to provide useful functionality. 

The notification area is a place to notify the user when an event
occurs. It is not meant to be a copy of the stupid Windows system tray
with its gazillions of useless icons for each and every pet application
installed on the system.

> 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.

Do you need a status icon for each application which is alive and
working? If a program is not working, we should fix it rather than
finding ways to show people when it is working.

Nevertheless, I agree that the "empty cache" functionality has to be
available one way or another. I'll discuss with upstream of the best way
to expose it.

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