Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 67955
system tray should be invisible when empty
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:52 EDT
This is with Limbo-re0701.1.
With a fresh install, the system tray on the panel is empty. You can still see
the little grippy thing, and it looks like something should be there but it's
not. It seems that either something should always be in the system tray (like
the rhn_applet), or the systray should be invisible when it is empty.
Yeah it's a bit dumb looking. Need a solution. Garrett's mockup had some ideas iirc.
I don't think that hiding it is such a good idea. There's no way to remove it,
in that case. Adding a new one looks like you've done a no-op. Additionally,
we should have something there by default when you start up, so it won't be a
complete surprise. I'd rather improve the default appearance, rather then hide it.
jrb, yeah that sounds like the right thing to do. maybe make the background a
slightly different color so that it looks like an empty tray instead of just a
grippy floating along with nothing beside it?
Of course, now that the applet appears properly, there's something in the panel
by default now.
garrett, any ideas?
garrett: any thoughts here?
I just thought of how we should do it:
- the panel just has the tray built in
- when there are no icons the tray vanishes
- when there are icons it reappears
- when it's visible you can move it
- whenever it reappears it comes back where it was last
Needs to be done upstream though since it changes a bunch of stuff.
Sounds good to me.
Is this still an issue? Does it need to be fixed?
Okay, moved this upstream: