indicator applet after upgrade

Harald Sitter apachelogger at
Wed Sep 9 14:19:05 BST 2009

2009/9/9 Aurélien Gâteau <aurelien.gateau at>:
> Harald Sitter wrote:
>> Ahoy
>> yesterday I upgraded from jaunty to karmic and for whatever reason
>> (most likely not implement, though I wonder how to properly implement
>> this) the indicator applet did not get added to my plasma-desktop. BUT
>> k-d-s currently deactivates the trays for konvi and kopete which in
>> that particular combination is quite fatal. Kopete (probably due to
>> the indicator plugin) does not quit when I click the X on the window
>> deco, but continues running in background ... how to get it back?
>> So, here some thoughts on that:
>> a) the indicator integrations should try to connect to the applet and
>> only if that works out do their magic (that is if kopete really
>> continues running because of the plugin)
>> b) nuke the no-tray settings from k-d-s
>> c) the indicator integrations should if successfully connected to the
>> applet et all deactivate the tray icon from within the application
>> (i.e. without any configs set... at least none that are not unique to
>> the ingration, such as if the kopete plugin was configurable to hide
>> or not hide the tray icon)
> I agree. Now checking if this is technically possible without too much
> patches.

I suppose a) should be possible since you just need to ensure that the
applet is actually availabe (i.e. able to connect to), if c) fails we
probably can fall back to auto-hiding the tray icons of affected
applications (i.e. configure the system tray itself to hide em), this
still causes the tray to show an un-fold icon but in both cases (with
and without indicator applet) better than if we strictly hide the
icons via settings in k-d-s.

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