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Bug 432891 - Unwanted tray icon in notification area
Unwanted tray icon in notification area
Product: seahorse
Classification: Applications
Component: general
Other Linux
: Normal major
: 2.20.0
Assigned To: Seahorse Maintainer
Seahorse Maintainer
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-04-24 09:17 UTC by Wouter Bolsterlee (uws)
Modified: 2007-12-02 23:36 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Add UI (128.12 KB, patch)
2007-08-21 03:15 UTC, Stef Walter
committed Details | Review

Description Wouter Bolsterlee (uws) 2007-04-24 09:17:24 UTC
The Seahorse agent puts a GtkStatusIcon in my notification area. I really don't want it and there's no way to hide it either.
Comment 1 Adam Schreiber 2007-04-24 12:12:45 UTC
There is a way to hide the cache icon and it's documented here:
Comment 2 Stef Walter 2007-04-26 00:37:30 UTC
I wonder if we should hide it by default.
Comment 3 Adam Schreiber 2007-04-26 03:09:01 UTC
Perhaps, there seems to be a general bad feeling towards things that sit in the notification bar and aren't currently notifying people of anything.  I think Davyd Madeley's new applet API will remove the distinction between notification applets and applets, but in the meanwhile we can hide it.
Comment 4 Wouter Bolsterlee (uws) 2007-04-26 07:29:21 UTC
Please hide it by default.
Comment 5 Josselin Mouette 2007-06-16 22:12:21 UTC
I concur. Please hide it unless it does something useful.
Comment 6 Josselin Mouette 2007-07-15 13:25:04 UTC
It was brought to my attention that the "clean cache" feature is only exposed through that notification area icon.

I think we should make it available in seahorse-preferences.
Comment 7 Stef Walter 2007-08-21 03:12:00 UTC
Done. Disabled by default. 
Comment 8 Stef Walter 2007-08-21 03:15:19 UTC
Created attachment 94032 [details] [review]
Add UI

A patch which adds the UI suggested. Well it would be a patch if glade wasn't so dumb and broken ...
Comment 9 Adam Schreiber 2007-12-02 23:36:39 UTC
2007-12-02  Adam Schreiber  <>
    * libseahorse/
    * libseahorse/seahorse-prefs-cache.c: Adds UI to show/hide cache 
    icon.  Patch from Stef Walter.  Fixes bug #432891