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    New Unity, whitelist disabled = bad

    Anyone else notice multiple missing systray icons now that they've disabled the whitelist feature for the Unity notification area?

    I have the latest sni-qt installed, but ktorrent's gone, truecrypt's gone, etc...

    I don't think Canonical could have even thought of a better way to get me to go try Gnome3 and KDE again.

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    Re: New Unity, whitelist disabled = bad

    OMG, that is a disastrous decision!

    I have a couple of applications (such as SpiderOak) that require the systray to work properly. Some vital functions are simply unavailable without it.

    How do we raise this as a bug? It must be addressed.
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    Re: New Unity, whitelist disabled = bad

    reporting from that page might be the better place

    https://launchpad.net/ayatana

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    Re: New Unity, whitelist disabled = bad

    Thank you, I have reported it.

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-ubuntu/+bug/1119420

    Please go there and vote for the bug (click the green writing at the top left of the page), and add your comments if applicable.
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    Re: New Unity, whitelist disabled = bad

    I voted for your bug and added my own experience. If people can show enough cases where the apps are not likely to ever get native notification support, perhaps they will reconsider the decision.

    In the meantime, the message tray in Gnome 3 has already reminded me of why I don't use it. I'm off to KDE-land for a bit.

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    Thanks, I see there are already four votes for the bug.

    Your comment about TrueCrypt is correct; I had forgotten about that point.

    I can't think what Canonical was thinking in removing the white list!
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    Re: New Unity, whitelist disabled = bad

    X-Chat really needs proper indicator support as well.

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    Re: New Unity, whitelist disabled = bad

    Quote Originally Posted by ELD View Post
    X-Chat really needs proper indicator support as well.
    I don't know xchat; I only know xchat-gnome (they are similar but different). However, both of them have their icons integrated with the messenger icon in the taskbar. I don't know if that would solve your problem.
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    Re: New Unity, whitelist disabled = bad

    The X-Chat program only gets an indicator in the messenger icon if you install the package i noted called xchat-indicator which doesn't work correctly - you cannot resume the "closed to tray" x-chat, clicking on the tray icon in the messaging menu opens a new instance = very very annoying.

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    Re: New Unity, whitelist disabled = bad

    Quote Originally Posted by ELD View Post
    clicking on the tray icon in the messaging menu opens a new instance = very very annoying.
    In that case, I think it would be a good idea for you to raise a bug report. Try raising one with both Ubuntu and XChat and see what happens.
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