GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 585944
[PATCH] Disable blinking Tray Icon
Last modified: 2010-09-20 14:36:43 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 :)
Created attachment 136692 [details] [review]
The proposed patch
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.
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.
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.
Agreed, changing the icon performs the role adequately and can be done easily and quickly before the notification area abuse is finished.
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 ***