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    Animated Unity Starter

    Hello Users,
    I've created a bookmark for unity as *.desktop file
    ... added that file to the Unity Sidebar.
    Is it possible to animate the icon ? (Color or Text)
    I would change the background color of the bookmark icon.
    One Host in the LAN is sometimes available and then it should have a special background color or maybe a text in the foreground.

    Gnuser12
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    Question Re: Animated Unity Starter

    Do you mean like change the icon??

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    Re: Animated Unity Starter

    The back-lighting is a chameleon effect that follows the icon color and can be turned on or off in the CCSM, UBuntu Tweak, or like applications. Creating a custom icon is possible also. I don't know about an animated .gif though
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    Re: Animated Unity Starter

    Hi,
    I explain it a bit more.
    I have created a own Icon for unity with a quicklist
    What is a quicklist?
    here more Details -> http://maketecheasier.com/8-really-u...sts/2011/05/07

    Here is the code of my quicklist

    Code:
    [Desktop Entry]
    Encoding=UTF-8
    Name=TVon
    Comment=switch tv on
    Exec=wakeonlan tv
    Icon=/usr/share/app-install/icons/minitube.png
    Categories=Application
    Version=1.0
    Type=Application
    Terminal=0
    
    Name[en_DK]=minitube.desktop
    
    X-Ayatana-Desktop-Shortcuts=Remote;TVGuide
    
    [Remote Shortcut Group]
    Name=Remote
    Exec=xdg-open http://vdr.let:6001/remote.html
    TargetEnvironment=Unity
    
    [TVGuide Shortcut Group]
    Name=TVGuide
    Exec=xdg-open http://vdr.let:6001
    TargetEnvironment=Unity
    
    ...
    it works fine for me
    If I click on the icon the tv starts ,
    with the right mouse button
    I can read quickly the tvguide, or use the remote
    But ... one wish is in my head the Icon should display whether the tv is on or off
    some guesses
    tv is on
    - icon background is green
    or maybe a text "on"
    tv is off
    - icon background is red
    or maybe a text "off"

    It should be possible to show something on the icon
    for example thunderbird shows a number on the icon if a new mail has been arrived

    So I hope it helped
    Gunuser12

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    Re: Animated Unity Starter

    I know that to make an animation like you described can require two or more images but I don't know how make the animation work like a battery or mail notify icon works.
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