What is the dot that appeared after midnight next to the date & time on the top-panel?

Asked by Wise Melon on 2016-01-27

Last night when I was having some desktop-notifications and it had just gone midnight this dot appeared next to the date and time in the top bar (this has only ever happened once before a very long time ago):


Though when I clicked on the date and time it disappeared and I haven't seen it since, what does it mean and why did I get it?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18.

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You are using a PPA to get Gnome 3.18

I suggest you contact the PPA maintainer to report the issue.

Ok, do you think I should contact the team which manages it directly or Ubuntu GNOME which is managed by the team which manages it?

Contact the PPA maintainer for the PPA you used. If you use 3rd party package sources rather than the ones from the official Ubuntu repository then results cannot be guaranteed.

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.

Tim Lunn (darkxst) said : #5

The gnome3-team PPA's are maintained by the Ubuntu GNOME team!

I suspect that dot is to indicate an "unseen" notification in your tray. It probably doesnt appear that often since most notifications get shown automatically when user activity is detected.

@Tim, ok, I will write to there then. And it doesn't make sense what you say because it is always displayed to the user, when could it not be?

Please continue the discussion here (if anyone wants to continue it that is): https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu-gnome/+question/283816

Tim Lunn (darkxst) said : #8

it is a "messages indicator"

If it doesnt go away after you read/clear all messages in the notification tray, then its probably a bug, however I have not seen that happen here