Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 505717
How to autostart gnote without gnome-panel?
Last modified: 2013-03-13 01:45:14 EDT
Description of problem:
Gnote doesn't "autostart" - when user login, the tray icon doesn't appear in the panel by default. So added Gnote in the "Startup Applications". On the next login, Gnote brings up "Search All Notes" window instead of just staying at the tray. Closing the "Search All Notes" window causes Gnote to exit - the tray icon also disappears.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
0.4.0 - fc11
This behaviour is present in version 0.3 also
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add Gnote to "Startup Applications"
Instead of staying at tray, "Search All Notes" window appears. Closing the window makes Gnote quit
The "Search All Notes" window should not come.
Closing the "Search All Notes" window shouldn't cause Gnote exit.
How about just using the panel applet instead of the application?
Using "/usr/libexec/gnote-applet", or "gnote --panel-applet" doesn't display and tray icon. But gnote is running.
Right click on the panel and click Add to Panel => Gnote
It works. Thanks, Rahul.
But isn't this a workaround, rather than solution?
Moved this bug upstream
This is not a bug.
If you have a GNOME panel, add Gnote to the panel like any other applet.
If you don't have a GNOME panel, make sure the "notification area" is up first.
Using "/usr/libexec/gnote-applet", or "gnote --panel-applet" is NOT supported. It is just a mechanism for the panel to work (because Gnote can be used without panel).
And yes, Tomboy work the exact same way.
Thanks for the update on "gnote --panel-applet".
I've both GNOME panel, and notification area. If I start GNote manually, it goes and stays at the system tray. So I was wondering, what's wrong when starting from GNOME session.
Tomboy always auto-started, and it always stayed in the system tray. As I'm not using Tomboy any more, I can live with adding GNote to the panel.
the problem is that when starting for the session you must ensure the notification area IS running before starting gnote. Maybe the timeout could be increased for Gnote. That's a possible, but afaik it wait already a bit before declaring himself "not in the status icon".
Now since you run a GNOME-panel, you shouldn't be fiddling with the "auto start" and just use the applet. The use of notification area for that is IMHO broken by design.
Does the explanation from Hubert Figuiere make sense to you? Can I close this bug report?
Please feel free to do so.
Again, thanks to both of you.
Ok, but if you are running gnome-shell there is no gnome-panel.
If it quacks like a duck, then...
I'd say it is still a bug.
I believe that this IS a duck ... we don't seem to have any good way how to start gnote in gnome-shell. Or do we have?
Does the gnome-shell has a notification area? Because if it does not, then you are gonna have to be creative. Otherwise does Tomboy work? If yes then you might be able to save yourself the trouble.
These are all wild guesses as I don't have gnome-shell here.
I don't use GNOME Shell yet and I have no idea what GNOME Shell developers recommend in this situation. If someone is poking them, let me know their feedback on this.
It seems to me that gnote version 0.7.4-1 fixes this problem under Gnome Shell.