No tray icon with Pidgin on 9.10

Liam Proven lproven at
Wed Jan 13 01:53:55 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 6:27 PM, Steve Woodruff <swoody at> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 12:14 PM, Liam Proven <lproven at> wrote:
>> I've removed Empathy, which I don't much like, and installed the
>> latest Pidgin (2.6.5) from the project maintainers' PPA. Snag is, I
>> get no tray icon, so it's hard to control. From Google I see there may
>> be an issue with tray transparency but I'm not using transparency.
>> I'm on Ubuntu 9.10, x86-64 edition, fully current, on an Athlon X2
>> 4800+ with 4GB RAM.
>> Is this normal? Anything I can do?
> Ok, I went ahead and installed Pidgin to test it out. On your 'Buddy
> List' go to Tools>Preferences and on the preferences window that
> opens, under the 'Interface' tab should be the option 'Show System
> Tray Icon'. Set that to Always, and you're good to go :)

Good heavens, there it is!

Marvellous! Thank you both!

To quote the great biologist J B S Haldane (when he learned of
Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection): "How very stupid
not to have thought of that." :¬)

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