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

Emilio Pozuelo Monfort pochu at debian.org
Tue Mar 8 13:07:29 UTC 2011

On 08/03/11 08:16, Jonny Lamb wrote:
> 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.

GNOME Shell doesn't (it does for legacy apps, but it's kind of a workaround), so
I guess we may be removing it or making it optional at some point.


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