Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#7239 new defect

On KDE4, pidgin tray icon doesn't blink on new messages

Reported by: windseeker Owned by:
Milestone: Component: pidgin (gtk)
Version: 2.7.0 Keywords: KDE4, tray icon, blink
Cc: sagi, mithriltabby, beevvy, Photon

Description

On KDE4, the pidgin tray icon doesn't blink anymore. It just shows the smiley icon and this then stays until the message is opened.

Running the same pidgin on KDE3 then everything's alright, so the settings are all correct.

So I assume an incompatibility of the used blink mechanism and the new KDE4 plasma tray implementation.

Change History (18)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by datallah

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

We didn't change anything :) Perhaps a bug should be reported to the KDE folks.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by windseeker

  • Version changed from 2.5.1 to 2.5.3

well, while you are completely right, my2c are: If I tell them, they surely will argue, that kopete does animate it's icon just fine, so it's pidgins fault. I'm no developer, I can't tell them which "blink flag" you do set correctly and they missed to obey in KDE4 plasma tray application... You perhaps can do.

I tell you the fact and you can talk to the right person about who is able to fix it. Users don't do any good when trying to do the same without any knowledge.

Feel free to close this ticket if you think you don't want to look into this on your side and work together with one of the two most used desktop environments on linux. I won't get mad, no worries. :)

(updated to affected version 2.5.3)

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by deryni

The icon updates normally for other changes but just does not blink? pidgin, as far as I can tell, manually blanks and fills the icon when it 'blinks' and so I would have thought that if normal updating worked blanking would work (unless there is some GTK+ internal magic that happens when we do normal updates that doesn't happen when we do blanking updates).

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by windseeker

Yes, the icon itself updates, so when a new message arrives, I see the smiley icon in the tray, just static instead of blinking. Seems KDE4 ignores/skips the blanking of the icon. maybe this is connected to some KDE4 problem that sometimes the background of tray icons is messed up. Perhaps, if KDE4 doesn't update icon background at all, the smiley icon just stays when the blank icon is shown.

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by sagi

adding myself to cc list

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by bernmeister

Can you reproduce this in Pidgin 2.5.8? Are you able to test with a newer version of KDE?

comment:7 Changed 10 years ago by sagi

I'm able to reproduce this issue with pidgin 2.5.8 using KDE 4.3

KDE: Version 4.2.96 (KDE 4.2.96 (KDE 4.3 RC2)) "release 142"

comment:8 Changed 10 years ago by windseeker

  • Version changed from 2.5.3 to 2.5.8

same here, no change using pidgin 2.5.8 with KDE 4.3 RC2 (4.2.96). Updating version info for this ticket.

comment:9 Changed 10 years ago by windseeker

  • Version changed from 2.5.8 to 2.6.1

Still no change using KDE 4.3 release and pidgin 2.6.1 on two different machines (PC with nvidia graphics and Laptop with intel graphics, both with and without compositing effects)

comment:10 Changed 10 years ago by windseeker

As it seems that pidgin devs won't take a look what KDE4 might do wrong here, I chose to open a bug report on kde.org. I hope my amateurish assumption are correct so far.

Please pidgin devs, please do take a look at this problem and if possible give the KDE folks some hints where the problem might be. Tell them how you do the blinking stuff or whatever might help them to find the bug. pretty please...

http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=204643

comment:11 follow-up: Changed 9 years ago by mithriltabby

I upgraded Kubuntu to 9.10 (Karmic); under Jaunty, the tray icon had worked normally, but it now turns up as either blank or duplicating another icon in the tray (such as the network manager). The icon works normally for bringing up the buddy list, but doesn't blink on new messages or change when I change status.

comment:12 in reply to: ↑ 11 Changed 9 years ago by mkent

Replying to mithriltabby:

I upgraded Kubuntu to 9.10 (Karmic); under Jaunty, the tray icon had worked normally, but it now turns up as either blank or duplicating another icon in the tray (such as the network manager). The icon works normally for bringing up the buddy list, but doesn't blink on new messages or change when I change status.

Seeing the blank icon here if pidgin is started on session login (kde startup) while starting it from the application launcher seems to load the icon fine.

comment:13 Changed 9 years ago by bmwiedemann

maybe related: with KDE-4.3.1 and pidgin-2.6.3 on openSUSE-11.2, I get to see only a part of the normal icon. Works allright on icewm-gnome, though.

Screenshot - note the white box with part of the normal green circle on bottom right: http://www3.zq1.de/bernhard/temp/pidginiconbug.png

comment:14 Changed 9 years ago by windseeker

  • Version changed from 2.6.1 to 2.7.0

It _may_ be that this is fixed in the next KDE release. See https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=204643 Then we will see if that was a fault of KDE or Pidgin

comment:15 follow-up: Changed 9 years ago by Photon

I'm observing the same behavior on Gnome since 2.7.0, is it the same bug?

comment:16 in reply to: ↑ 15 Changed 9 years ago by darkrain42

Replying to Photon:

I'm observing the same behavior on Gnome since 2.7.0, is it the same bug?

If you're not using the Pidgin PPA on Ubuntu, it's a known issue with 2.7.0 fixed in the next release.

comment:17 Changed 9 years ago by Photon

Nope, no PPA, will have to wait till 2.7.1. :)

comment:18 Changed 9 years ago by soulcheck

same behaviour here with pidgin 2.7.0/win32 (XP)

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