[Pkg-telepathy-maintainers] Bug#617313: Bug#617313: empathy: Empathy becomes inaccessible without a tray dock

Jonny Lamb jonny at debian.org
Tue Mar 8 08:16:48 UTC 2011

On Tue, Mar 08, 01:28:31 +0100, Fredrik Tolf wrote:
> When running a window manager that does not include a
> system tray/dock/notification area, the Empathy window becomes
> inaccessible if closed. It closes the window, assuming the user
> to be able to reaccess it via the non-existing tray, and also
> enters that state automatically upon startup, so there's really
> no way at all of bringing it back other than starting a temporary
> tray program like stalonetray or trayer.

Actually there is. If you try to run empathy again from the command
line or from some application menu, it will pop up the main window
again due to the single-instance nature of the application. Empathy
should also start as visible as it was left on the last execution.

Empathy is a GNOME application. GNOME has a system tray area. I'm
tempted to wontfix this bug.

Jonny Lamb, UK
jonny at debian.org

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