Unity launcher not showing proper notifications count (on secondary monitors)

Bug #1073103 reported by Izidor Matušov on 2012-10-30
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)
empathy (Ubuntu)
unity (Ubuntu)
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)

Bug Description

Since I installed 12.10, the unity panel is not showing notifications count properly, e.g. unread conversations for empathy, new emails for thunderbird.

It works somehow - numbers are shown if the application sets it on startup. In very rare occasions even later. However, it doesn't work in the same way as it was in 12.04 - every time I get a new mail or a new IM message, a number over icon is shown. Message indicator works as before.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: unity 6.8.0-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-17.28-generic 3.5.5
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu6
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
Date: Tue Oct 30 10:00:29 2012
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-10-19 (10 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.5)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Related branches

Izidor Matušov (izidor) wrote :
Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

The Unity launcher API seems to be working fine in my localized testing. This seems like an issue with Thunderbird and Empathy.

Bilal Shahid (s9iper1) wrote :

thanks for the bug report
some visuals or screenshot required ?
give me the steps to reproduce it ?

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. We are sorry that we do not always have the capacity to look at all reported bugs in a timely manner. There have been many changes in Ubuntu since that time you reported the bug and your problem may have been fixed with some of the updates. It would help us a lot if you could test it on a currently supported Ubuntu version.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → In Progress
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → In Progress
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Marco Trevisan (Treviño) (3v1n0)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Marco Trevisan (Treviño) (3v1n0)
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → 7.1.1
summary: - Unity panel not showing proper notifications count
+ Unity launcher not showing proper notifications count (on secondary
+ monitors)
PS Jenkins bot (ps-jenkins) wrote :

Fix committed into lp:unity at revision None, scheduled for release in unity, milestone 7.1.1

Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 7.1.1+13.10.20131004-0ubuntu1

unity (7.1.1+13.10.20131004-0ubuntu1) saucy; urgency=low

  [ Brandon Schaefer ]
  * Break the bump detection by moving to the first icon, then down 5
    pixels. Since bump detection needs to move in 3 different
  * Move the switcher Alt+<ArrowKey> shortcut handling into nux, from
    compiz. Now nux handles these events instead of compiz. This way its
    makes much more sense code wise and we no longer ungrab the arrow
    gets from X... so Alt+LeftArrow will no longer open the hud. (LP:

  [ Andrea Azzarone ]
  * Fix bad redrawing of dash overlay scrollbar connector. (LP:
  * Update icon_under_mouse before process mouse movemnt in the tooltip
    manager. (LP: #1172769, #1233666)
  * Hide the tooltip when an app is closed. (LP: #1172769)

  [ Marco Trevisan (Treviño) ]
  * TestIMTextEntry: fix failing tests with IBus, use TEST_F and TEST_P.
  * CairoBaseWindow: only regenerate blur texture when visible and
    damaged. (LP: #1233109)
  * CairoBaseWindow: add fade animator to control both QL and Tooltip
    Removing the animator from LauncherIcon, and handling the tooltip
    animation inside the QL and Tooltip base class.
  * PanelService: close a menu and re-send the keyevent when handling a
    combination Or when we try to open HUD/Dash. Also, close the active
    menu if a new application is opened and focused. (LP: #10905,
    #1234457, #1197071)
  * SimpleLauncherIcon: we need to restore the focus when closing the
    Overlay for activation. (LP: #909870)
  * LauncherIcon: don't try to show again quicklists or tooltip if
    center changed, just move them. (LP: #1234778)
  * AbstractLauncherIcon: add static icon_size property. (LP: #1073103)

  [ Christopher Lee ]
  * Preparing autopilot tests for an upcoming update in autopilot 1.3.

  [ Ubuntu daily release ]
  * Automatic snapshot from revision 3554
 -- Ubuntu daily release <email address hidden> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 05:23:43 +0000

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) wrote :

Fix Released in Nux Unity 7.1.1.

Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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