No option to remove empathy icon from system tray

Bug #419360 reported by Bernhard
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Nominated for Trunk by Erez Schatz
empathy (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: empathy

I think there should be an option to remove the empathy icon from the system tray: this was possible in pidgin and many pidgin users will switch to empathy when karmic releases.
A similar problem is the fact that the icon starts flashing when I start empathy because of an identification message. I heard other people complain about this, it requires too much attention, I guess. :) System tray icons should not flash imho.

Do you want me to send this upstream? I just wanted to drop a bug here because empathy has more attention in Ubuntu atm because of the upcoming Karmic release.

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Brian Curtis (bcurtiswx) wrote :

Thanks for your bug report and helping to make Ubuntu better. I have pushed this upstream at Please follow along there and comment there if you feel necessary.

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Changed in empathy:
status: Unknown → New
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Bernhard (b.a.koenig) wrote :

I changed the upstream URL because this was marked as duplicate. Wasn't sure if Bug Watch Updater would do that automatically.

Changed in empathy:
status: New → Unknown
Changed in empathy:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
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