Parameter guide of app_indicator_set_label does nothing

Bug #1310386 reported by Stefan Bethge
This bug affects 8 people
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indicator-application (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When dynamically setting a label with app_indicator_set_label(), the width of an indicator changes. As per the docs at, the parameter guide can be specified to give a maximum size. Whatever string is given in guide however, the behaviour does not change and the whole bar of indicators does jiggle as before

The docs say:


An optional string to provide guidance to the panel on how big the #AppIndicator:label string could get. If this is set correctly then the panel should never 'jiggle' as the string adjusts through out the range of options. For instance, if you were providing a percentage like "54% thrust" in #AppIndicator:label you'd want to set this string to "100% thrust" to ensure space when Scotty can get you enough power.

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Jean-Philippe Orsini (jfi) wrote :

Added sample to reproduce

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in indicator-application (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
dobey (dobey)
no longer affects: indicator-application
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