Adding Application Indicator support for Ubuntu

Asked by Joey-Elijah Sneddon

With Shutter being mainly an application accessed from the system tray is there any-chance of adding Application Indicator support for it so that, when using the system tray, it falls in line with other tray applications in terms of behavior?

Currently you right-click on the Shutter tray icon to access the menu and left-click on it to call it. With many other application starting to adhere to the 'left-click = menu' approach it would be pretty nice to see Shutter do so too.


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Vadim Peretokin (vperetokin) said :

I looked over the document and didn't see anything about reversing the
button roles of an icon like you seem to be saying. Unless you mean
porting Shutter to use libappindicator instead of GtkStatusIcon - in
which case, for us, is a highly unprofitable thing to do - the current
way works fine for the user (unlike guake, gnome do in their
screenshot, our icon *does* play an important role), plus Canonical
has not provided any Perl bindings to libappindicator or a
language-neutral way of working with it - so that means someone has to
write a Perl module first for it before any Perl apps, like Shutter,
can use it.

So unless someone is really vested and would like to help out with a
patch, I personally don't see this happening soon. It's so much extra
work for us for such little gain.

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