indicator applet after upgrade

Kieran Hogg kieran.hogg at
Fri Sep 11 21:29:38 BST 2009

On Thursday 10 Sep 2009 16:01:37 Aurélien Gâteau wrote:
> 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.
> Uploaded!
> You can find the new patchset here:
> Aurelien

It's probably a bit late in the day, but is there any chance of getting MI to 
open Kontact when it's set to close to the tray and there's no open window?


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