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Clogboy82
October 21st, 2012, 05:43 PM
Hi, not sure if this is already posted, done a quick search...
I upgraded to Xubuntu 12.10 just now and it feels very responsive in comparison with Xubuntu 12.04. No other apparent changes except the GUI looks a bit different...

But what did stand out quite easily is that the mail notification icon seems to be missing. The one that folds out into email and instant messaging options. Am I the only one or is it a known bug or just a deprecated feature? More importantly: can I get it back? The default Mailwatcher Plugin is useless to me because I leave all mail on the server and set my Thunderbird to only keep mail from the previous five days.

Any help would be appreciated.

OrangeCrate
October 21st, 2012, 05:53 PM
Hi, not sure if this is already posted, done a quick search...
I upgraded to Xubuntu 12.10 just now and it feels very responsive in comparison with Xubuntu 12.04. No other apparent changes except the GUI looks a bit different...

But what did stand out quite easily is that the mail notification icon seems to be missing. The one that folds out into email and instant messaging options. Am I the only one or is it a known bug or just a deprecated feature? More importantly: can I get it back? The default Mailwatcher Plugin is useless to me because I leave all mail on the server and set my Thunderbird to only keep mail from the previous five days.

Any help would be appreciated.

See here for similar thread:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2069876

Edit:

From the Xubuntu 12.10 release notes:


The messaging indicator is not available for 12.10

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QuantalQuetzal/ReleaseNotes/Xubuntu

Clogboy82
October 21st, 2012, 05:56 PM
See here for similar thread:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2069876

ty will wait/hope for it to return by means of update then.
Weird that this topic didnt show when I clicked 'check for similar threads' next to the title input field.

OrangeCrate
October 21st, 2012, 06:00 PM
ty will wait/hope for it to return by means of update then.
Weird that this topic didnt show when I clicked 'check for similar threads' next to the title input field.

I added the link to the release notes apparently while you were posting... please see above.

Clogboy82
October 21st, 2012, 06:22 PM
I added the link to the release notes apparently while you were posting... please see above.

Thanks, will read what else is in there. Quite honestly I didnt expect something to this extent in an official release, not from Ubuntu. But it is still a relatively minor issue and everything else seems to be working perfectly well.

LewisTM
October 22nd, 2012, 01:03 AM
For anyone interested, you can get mail notification in Xubuntu by installing the Firetray Thunderbird addon. It looks and acts a lot like the messaging indicator although it doesn't support things like IM and Ubuntu One.

Cheers!

Clogboy82
October 22nd, 2012, 06:20 AM
For anyone interested, you can get mail notification in Xubuntu by installing the Firetray Thunderbird addon. It looks and acts a lot like the messaging indicator although it doesn't support things like IM and Ubuntu One.

Cheers!

Thanks! Does what it says on the tin, no hassle. The problem is solved afaiac.

wimbou
October 22nd, 2012, 11:07 AM
Hi,

I rust reinstalled pidgin and have the message indicator working for pidgin. I noticed that after the upgrade to 12.10 (from 12.04) some applications (file-roller, firefox, ...) need a reinstall on 64bit machines.

Regards

Wim

wimbou
October 22nd, 2012, 12:00 PM
Actually I was wrong it only works for irc channel notrifications :-(

LewisTM
October 22nd, 2012, 06:13 PM
@Clogboy82: Glad to have helped!
If you judge that the problem is solved, please mark the thread as SOLVED.