GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 558303
Empathy should not display an icon in the notification are if there is no message
Last modified: 2008-10-28 21:45:44 UTC
Like the name say, the notification area should be used for notification only : to give an information to the user until a given amount of time or until a given action.
When I receive a new message, I expect to have a icon in the notification area but when there is not, I don't want to see any icon.
If I really want to see my status permanently, I can use the FUSA applet.
More : if I already use the FUSA applet (which is now in Ubuntu default config), I see my status twice, which is quite bad...
Ubuntu bug : https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/empathy/+bug/290471
Thanks for your report; improper usage of the notification area has already been reported as bug 467829.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 467829 ***