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Pidgin icon dissappears from tray icon area #246

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alefq opened this issue Jan 26, 2012 · 10 comments

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@alefq
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commented Jan 26, 2012

Pidgin tray icon behaves oddly. First it appears cropped, and when that happens, it dissappears at the next new message arrival. See the screenshots. I'm using Cinnamon 1.2 at Mint 12.
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/850/pidgincropped.png/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/818/pidgininvisible.png/

@psych

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commented Jan 26, 2012

I've seen this with Pidgin, and rarely, with other icons as well. It usually fixes itself in the normal course of things though.

@twopumpchump

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commented Jan 27, 2012

I have Pidgin on constantly, and I have never experienced this issue. I am using the fedora version, not sure if that would have anything to do with it.

@LenzGr

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commented Jan 30, 2012

I can confirm this behaviour. The icon is not visible, but it still reacts to mouse clicks. Running 1.2.0-1ubuntu1~oneiric here.

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commented Mar 5, 2012

Moved to #481

@clefebvre clefebvre closed this Mar 5, 2012

@maxadamo

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commented Jul 8, 2012

The problem arises again. I can't see skype, pidgin, gyachi (any software) tray icon.
To get the icon on the tray, I have to go to the software, disable the icon, and re-enable it again.
Otherwise, I have to use the extension: restart Cinnamon
I am using Cinnamon 1.4 (latest nightly build for Ubuntu).

@LunaticoCR

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commented Jan 4, 2013

I know this one is closed and it points to #481 but nothing is being done there either. I thought this would be sort of high priority to fix.

@tomaszbrudzinski

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commented Aug 24, 2014

It still exist in Cinnamon 2.2.16 - even more annoying now, because blank space is not clickable, so it's not just missing image icon.

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commented Sep 15, 2014

Same problem in 2.2.14 on F20. Confirming that blank space is unclickable. Following the tip of enabling Cinnamon to scal panel text and icons fixed the issue. The solution was described in this iissue: #481

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commented Sep 29, 2015

Unfortunately, the workaround described by @slmingol has to be applied every time I start pidgin. Each time, the icon first comes up in the "bad" state where it just takes space in the system tray, but doesn't react to any input. Each time I have to toggle "Custom panel size" to make it appear.

This is with Cinnamon 2.6.13 on Debian testing.

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commented Nov 11, 2016

I was able to fix this by editing /usr/share/pixmaps/pidgin/tray/hicolor/index.theme and replacing it with:

[Icon Theme]
Name=Pidgin
Comment=Icon theme for Pidgin tray icons
Directories=scalable/actions,scalable/status

[scalable/actions]
MinSize=1
Size=128
MaxSize=256
Context=Actions
Type=Scalable

[scalable/status]
MinSize=1
Size=128
MaxSize=256
Context=Status
Type=Scalable
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