indicator applet after upgrade

Aurélien Gâteau aurelien.gateau at
Thu Sep 10 16:01:37 BST 2009

Aurélien Gâteau wrote:
> Harald Sitter wrote:
>> 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.
> I have been working on a) yesterday and I hope I can get this in a 
> reasonable shape. I am going to upload an updated patchset today.


You can find the new patchset here:


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