Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 460703
multiple status icons for Input Method displayed
Last modified: 2008-10-07 12:33:36 EDT
A little keyboard and a plug/socket thing.
Really, more than one status icon is too much.
You mean two SCIM status icons in sys tray?
Did you start any gtk applications under root or other users privilege?
There is one keyboard icon that lets me select a language.
And then there is an icon that "disconnects the IM" if I click it, whatever that means.
The second one is new.
Please attach a snapshot for it. Thanks.
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the two icons
Are you sure this icon is belong to SCIM? I have never saw this icon before.
Let me show you the context menu on the 'mystery icon'
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Hi Jens & Tagoh, Do you know what is this icon for?
That is an icon for imsettings-applet, which is to provide a facility to manage the connection of IM temporarily without changing the real configuration on im-chooser.
Can we please either make that optional (add some way to get rid of the extra icon) or better, integrate it into one 'input method' status icon ?
Two separate statusicons is really too much.
Sure. integrating IM icons sounds ideal though, I have no idea and no time to do that for Fedora 10 maybe. I'll work to hide an icon from the preference if one likes. but I would enable the icon by default to not miss the feature to manage the connection of IM and to change IM from the applet temporarily.
requested by Jens Petersen (#27995)
Fixed in svn - added a checkbox in the preference dialog to show/hide the status icon.
Whats the default for that preference ?
And can we also have a context menu item on the icon, for the same preference ?
(In reply to comment #14)
> Whats the default for that preference ?
the default is "show the status icon". currently changing the value on gconf directly is the way to show the status icon so far if it's hidden. perhaps im-chooser could has a check button for that though.
> And can we also have a context menu item on the icon, for the same preference ?
You mean to turn off the status icon without opening the preference dialog quickly?
> the default is "show the status icon". currently changing the value on gconf
> directly is the way to show the status icon so far if it's hidden. perhaps
> im-chooser could has a check button for that though.
I'd much rather see work being done on the 'right' solution: integrate the 'connect/disconnect' functionality in the main scim statusicon.
If we can't have that for F10, I'd prefer to have the default be 'off', with a checkbox in im-chooser to turn it on.
Ok, changed gconf schema and im-chooser in svn, behaves so.
> > And can we also have a context menu item on the icon, for the same preference ?
> You mean to turn off the status icon without opening the preference dialog
I think Matthias meant something like: Right click -> "Hide applet".
I think it would be ok in general to hide the applet by default once IM has been activated from it.
Fixed in imsettings-0.104.0-1.fc10 and im-chooser-1.2.3-1.fc10. the status icon is hidden by default and im-chooser has an option to show it up again.
I like an Jens' idea that the icon is hidden when IM is connected and displayed when IM is disconnected btw.
Doh. missed .schemas file in 0.104.0. the real fix will be in next release.
Fixed in imsettings-0.104.1-1.fc10.
Closing to get this off the bug lists.