Gnome 3.26: ugly pop-up displayed by hp-systray

Bug #1721534 reported by Martin Wilck on 2017-10-05
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Bug Description

With GNOME 3.26, the systray has been removed for good.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/09/will-you-miss-gnome-legacy-tray
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=785956

This has the effect that, 60s after login, hp-systray pops up an ugly dialog saying "No system tray
detected on this system. Unable to start, exiting.", which must be actively clicked by the user after every login.

Suggested "solution": acknowledge that system tray is not a necessary part of the GUI these days any more, and exit silently if the systray isn't found, at least on GNOME >3.26 (don's ask me how hp-systray is supposed to find out which environment it's running under).

Alternative "solution": Put approprieate "OnlyShowIn" tag in the autostart file (https://standards.freedesktop.org/menu-spec/latest/apb.html). But that would affect users of older GNOME versions as well as users of extensions such as TopIcon Plus with no good reason, so I'd rather not go for this solution.

Martin Wilck (mwilck) wrote :
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