nm-applet : Notification Area or Panel Applet ?

Jerone Young jerone at gmail.com
Sun Mar 23 02:40:05 UTC 2008

This nm-applet is also for configuration changes. So while you may
have a staic ip you may want to change it. Or maybe you decide to
start using DHCP. This will allow you to easily see your ip address.

But if you just do not want the network manager applet showing up in
your applet bar. Then go into prefrences->sessions . Under "Startup
Programs" look for "Network Manager". Uncheck it and relog in. It will
then be gone from your applet area.

But honestly this is not a bug. This is something that everyone has
agreed on. I actually think it makes since and eases network
configuration for everyone.

On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 8:48 PM, thibaut bethune
<thibaut.bethune at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm running Hardy beta. Since Ubuntu 7.04 the network manager icon is
>  stuck in my top panel.
>  I don't see the interest of having such an icon in notification area
>  since the icon never changes on my system (but i have no wireless
>  connection)
>  Therefore i wander if network manager should not be an applet instead
>  of cluttering the notification area : actually network manager icon
>  doesn't notify anything (it acts in a manner quite similar to Tomboy
>  which is an applet. Besides it is called nm-applet !).
>  Having network manager as an applet doesn't mean that it can't display
>  ponctual pieces of information in notification area when needed
>  (poping up a small transient "balloon" attached to a notification
>  icon).
>  for reference, here is the GNOME HIG quote :
>  "Using the Status Notification Area
>  Using the status notification area applications can notify the user of
>  non-critical events (for example, arrival of new email, or a chat
>  'buddy' having logged on), and expose the status of active system
>  processes (for example, a printing document, or a laptop's battery
>  charging).
>  The utility of the notification area decreases rapidly when more than
>  about four icons are always present. For this reason, icons that
>  appear only temporarily in response to events are preferable."
>  http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gup/hig/2.0/desktop-notification-area.html
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