Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#5412 new defect

System Tray Icon does not update correctly

Reported by: rageboy Owned by:
Milestone: Component: pidgin (gtk)
Version: 2.5.8 Keywords:


Using Windows XP, Pidgin 2.4.1, and GTK+ Runtime: 2.12.8

The system tray icon does not seem to update correctly in Pidgin 2.4.1. When I receive a new message and my preferences are set to "Show icon on Unread Messages", the icon doesn't appear. When my preferences are set to "Show icon Always", the icon doesn't change to the unread message picture.

If I have unread messages and I change the preference, then the tray icon shows up as the unread messages icon. If I then read the messages, the tray icon stays as the unread messages icon until I change the preference again.

This behavior worked as expected in Pidgin 2.4.0. See attached screenshot for an example of unread messages without the system tray icon.

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Change History (12)

Changed 11 years ago by rageboy

comment:1 follow-up: Changed 11 years ago by rageboy

Does anyone know the status on this? Has anyone been able to reproduce it? I'm still seeing the bug in 2.4.2.

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 11 years ago by Sim-on

  • Component changed from unclassified to pidgin (gtk)
  • Owner lschiere deleted
  • Version changed from 2.4.1 to 2.4.2

Replying to rageboy:

Has anyone been able to reproduce it?

yeah ;)

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by Sim-on

AAAAH! Now i enabled the option to show the tray icon "always" again and now there is a blinking tray icon for a new message, but there is no unread message any more!

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by rageboy

Hm. I think this is a guifications thing. I removed guifications.dll from the plugins directory and the problem went away. Reporting this on See .

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by Sim-on

no. for me this is still not working correct in 2.4.3. If i choose "alway" it is working correctly now but "Show icon on Unread Messages" does not work and when ich change back to "always" then, this doesnt't work any more, too.

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by rageboy

Try disabling/uninstalling some plugins and see if that has any effect on it.

comment:7 Changed 11 years ago by rageboy

I think I see the issue you're talking about here. Actually if I leave guifications, I can make it work too. It just breaks on "on unread message". As long as pidgin is started with the setting set to "always" then it works. If the setting is changed, the update stops working. If it gets put back to always, the update works after pidgin is restarted.

comment:8 Changed 10 years ago by bernmeister

Is this still happening in Pidgin 2.5.8? Have you got a repeatable procedure to test? Have you managed to prove if it is or is not due to a particular plugin?

comment:9 Changed 10 years ago by rageboy

Yes, this is still happening on Pidgin 2.5.8.

If the setting "Show system tray icon" is set to "On unread messages" and I receive a new message, then the tray icon doesn't update properly.

I'm also still seeing the issue I saw in the last update (Pidgin must be started with the setting set to "Always" or else the tray icon doesn't update properly).

I have Buddy State Notification, Psychic Mode, and Release Notification as my only enabled plugins and no third party plugins installed on this system.

comment:10 Changed 10 years ago by darkrain42

  • Version changed from 2.4.2 to 2.5.8

comment:11 Changed 9 years ago by varsik

I noticed a similar issue where the System Tray Icon was non-existent after upgrading from pidgin 2.6.4 to 2.6.5. I found that re-installing GTK 2.14.7 revA remedied this issue.

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