Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 457151
gnome-ppp status icon transparent background patch
Last modified: 2009-07-14 11:20:15 EDT
Description of problem:
The connection status icon indicating the traffic on an established connection
does not have a transparent background in Gnome panel.
Instead the default window background color seems to be used to paint the icon's
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install a theme that sets gnome panel background to a color / image different
from the theme's default window background color
2. configure a connection in gnome-ppp and make sure to check the "Dock in
notification area" option
3. establish the connection
The connection status icon in the notification area does not have a transparent
background instead its background seems to be painted with the default window
The connection status icon in the notification area has a transparent background.
I've adapted ekiga-eggtrayicon-update.diff and
ekiga-eggtrayicon-transparency.diff patches found at
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=135327 (which solve similar problem for
ekiga on Gentoo) to apply to gnome-ppp - the adated patches are attached.
Applying the patches solved the problem for me.
Created attachment 312937 [details]
eggtrayicon code update
Created attachment 312938 [details]
eggtrayicon transparency patch
I could not help digging into the problem some more and I have found a much more
straightforward solution to it: use GTK provided GtkStatusIcon (see:
http://library.gnome.org/devel/gtk/stable/GtkStatusIcon.html) in place of the
There are two patches attached:
The first one introduces the code changes to use GtkStatusIcon instead of
The latter one removes the eggtrayicon sources.
Created attachment 313052 [details]
patch to use GtkStatusIcon in place of EggTrayIcon
Created attachment 313053 [details]
patch to remove eggtrayicon sources
I'm attaching another patch (depending on the previous ones) -
gnome-ppp-allow_close_window.patch - which allows the "connected" window to be
closed when the connection status icon is displayed. Formerly the window could
not be closed under any conditions.
Created attachment 313054 [details]
patch to allow closing of the "connected" window
Created attachment 313081 [details]
updated patch to use GtkStatusIcon in place of EggTrayIcon
styling clean-ups and one optimization
Created attachment 313082 [details]
updated patch to allow closing of the "connected" window
Note that gnome-ppp is orphaned - there is currently no maintainer, and it's
actually been removed from the development tree. Because of this, it's unlikely
any changes will be applied.
Are you willing to maintain it?
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