Unity and Gnome use different naming standards tripping users

Asked by matti salminen on 2011-05-30

It appears to me that Unity and Gnome text processing is confusing.

When running with "Classic Gnome" the Dconf-editor/desktop/unity/panel/ systray-whitelist contains the string
['JavaEmbeddedFrame', 'Mumble', 'Wine', 'Skype', 'hp-systray', 'scp-dbus-service'].

Running Skype, will never display the Skype icon in the top toolbar.

Unity expects to see "Skype" but Gnome expects to see "skype".

As an ugly fix, adding 'skype' to the default string and restarting Ubuntu circumvents the problem.
['JavaEmbeddedFrame', 'Mumble', 'Wine', 'Skype', 'skype', 'hp-systray', 'scp-dbus-service']

Can the rules please be synchronised so that a user may switch between different desktops without penalty.

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Sam_ (and-sam) said :
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I'd say convert question to bug report.

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Paul Stewart (paulbrianstewart) said :
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Hi Matti,

I linked this to a bug already in the bug tracker #788277.

Thanks
Paul

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