View Full Version : [SOLVED] CheckGMail systray icon

February 20th, 2011, 06:58 PM
Hi folks,

I'm running Meerkat and have CheckGMail installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre.

It runs fine and functionality is 100%, but the icon is a grey/white envelope with a white/light grey background.

How can I get it to blend into the systray?

I did a search, and followed a couple of sets of instructions with no luck.

February 20th, 2011, 07:00 PM
Right click>>preferences>>set tray background

February 20th, 2011, 08:01 PM
Afraid I tried that one, with no change. Any other clues? Or is an alternative Gmail notifier?

February 20th, 2011, 08:14 PM
So I updated it:

sudo checkgmail --update

In shell I then type 'Y' to agree to the update, it gets down to:

OK to update to new version via 'sudo mv checkgmail /usr/bin/'?(Y/n)> Y
chmod a+x checkgmail
sudo mv checkgmail /usr/bin/

Restarting checkgmail ...
Warning: Gtk2::Sexy not found ...

CheckGmail uses Gtk2::Sexy for clickable URLs in mail messages
Please download and install from CPAN (http://search.cpan.org) if you want to use this feature ...

Creating translations file at /root/.checkgmail/lang.xml ...
Updating translations file ...
Wide character in print at /usr/bin/checkgmail line 5118.
... done!

Then opens the preferences window, and it still has the wrong background.

The shell hangs on 'done!' and doesn't return to the prompt.

February 20th, 2011, 08:19 PM
I found the fix here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1520603/#8). All working.