Bug 1550115 - Tray icons are non-responsive for auto-started applications
Summary: Tray icons are non-responsive for auto-started applications
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gnome-shell-extensions
Version: 7.5
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Florian Müllner
QA Contact: Desktop QE
Jana Heves
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-02-28 14:23 UTC by Jiri Koten
Modified: 2021-02-15 07:35 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Known Issue
Doc Text:
Tray icons are non-responsive for auto-started applications The *GNOME Shell* *TopIcons* extension, which shows legacy tray icons on the top of the screen, does not work for auto-started applications: the tray icons are non-responsive. This bug does not include applications started after the GNOME Session starts. As a workaround, follow this short procedure to restart the GNOME session: 1. press `Alt` + `F2`, 2. type `r`, 3. press `Enter`.
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Last Closed: 2021-02-15 07:35:31 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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Red Hat Knowledge Base (Solution) 3362871 0 None None None 2018-04-10 18:25:14 UTC

Description Jiri Koten 2018-02-28 14:23:43 UTC
Description of problem:
There is an issue with gnome-shell-extension-top-icons extension for auto-started  applications when the icons appear but are non-responsive, i.e. context menu doesn't work etc. Restarting shell or running another app which uses tray makes it work again. There is probably an issue with initializing the extension.

The issue doesn't appear for apps started after the gnome session starts.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add pidgin to Startup Applications (gnome-tweak tool)
2. Login to gnome classic session
3. Left/Right click on the pidgin tray icon

Actual results:
Nothing happens, the icon is non-responsive

Expected results:
The icon reacts to mouse actions, e.g. shows context menu, buddy list

Additional info:

Comment 7 RHEL Program Management 2021-02-15 07:35:31 UTC
After evaluating this issue, there are no plans to address it further or fix it in an upcoming release.  Therefore, it is being closed.  If plans change such that this issue will be fixed in an upcoming release, then the bug can be reopened.

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