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Bug 585944 - [PATCH] Disable blinking Tray Icon
[PATCH] Disable blinking Tray Icon
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 467829
Product: empathy
Classification: Core
Component: Notifications
Other Linux
: Normal minor
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Assigned To: empathy-maint
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-06-16 06:50 UTC by Christopher Grebs
Modified: 2010-09-20 14:36 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

The proposed patch (7.20 KB, patch)
2009-06-16 06:50 UTC, Christopher Grebs
none Details | Review

Description Christopher Grebs 2009-06-16 06:50:14 UTC
I just use empathy the whole day and a blinking icon just distracts me from my work.  I attached a patch to disable a blinking tray icon.

I'm not yet sure about the description and value of the boolean-button.

Maybe you can get me some more hints or just approve the patch :)

Regards, Christopher.
Comment 1 Christopher Grebs 2009-06-16 06:50:58 UTC
Created attachment 136692 [details] [review]
The proposed patch
Comment 2 Travis Reitter 2009-08-05 04:23:44 UTC
I also support this bug - I find the blinking tray icon very distracting. I'd even vote to have it non-blinking by default (or even just make it the standard without an option to turn it on).

It's also redundant, since there's a notification message containing the contents of the new message anyhow.
Comment 3 Guillaume Desmottes 2009-08-07 14:37:20 UTC
I agree, blinking status icon is non sense. I guess we are doing it because we are currently abusing the notification area (#467829) and making it blink helps to catch the attention of the user.

I'm wondering if we should wait to have fixed #467829 before disabling blinking.
Comment 4 Toms Bauģis 2010-05-26 07:49:16 UTC
It would be awesome if the blinking could be turned off.
Changing the icon to the one it blinks to (the "new dialog" bubble icon) does the job perfectly and responds more accurately to the "status icon" role it plays in the notification area right now.

No need to turn this into a preference either - just change the icon to match current status "new messages" and don't blink back.
Comment 5 Nick Richards 2010-05-28 13:09:16 UTC
Agreed, changing the icon performs the role adequately and can be done easily and quickly before the notification area abuse is finished.
Comment 6 Guillaume Desmottes 2010-09-20 14:36:43 UTC
Closing this bug as the real issue is to stop abusing the notification area.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 467829 ***