No status icon in panel when pidgin is running

Bug #385342 reported by Chris Wayne on 2009-06-09
This bug affects 1 person
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Ubuntu Netbook Remix

Bug Description

Build Version/Date: unr-jaunty 20090609
Environment used for testing: Dell Inspirion Mini 1011

When opening pidgin, a status icon should show up in the panel, showing your current status, and whether you have recieved new messages. This icon is not appearing

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install OS from USB
2. Go through config
3. Connect to network
4. Login to pidgin
5. Notice lack of icon

Expected result:
Icon should appear

Actual result:
Icon does not appear

Chris Wayne (cwayne18) on 2009-06-09
affects: netbook-remix-launcher → netbook-remix
Crashbit (crashbit-gmail) wrote :

Hello! I have the same problem.
UNR, I have the fully updated, pidgin with msn running with the protocols and facebook and I do not see the icon in the tray systrem.
My computer is an EEEPC 1005ha

jhellen (jukka-hellen) wrote :

I can confirm this bug! I'm using the "Classic Desktop". I tried to install the newer version from but that didn't help and I also tried to remove the ~/.purple directory.

Is there a workaround for this?

My laptop is an Asus Eee 1000H

HeineBorel (fhettkopf) wrote :

Apparently the default in the netbook remix is to not show the tray icon. The setting for this is in Pidgin's Preferences dialog; it is the first control on the first tab.

jhellen (jukka-hellen) wrote :

This was an embarrasingg "bug" :) I wonder why anyone wouldn't like to show that tray icon but let's not discuss that here.

I guess this report can be closed after it is fixed in the desktop switching tool.

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