What package for reporting bug affecting both classic gnome-panel and unity?

Asked by Eliah Kagan on 2011-04-16

I found a bug in Natty where notification area icons from several different applications (some GTK+, some QT) fail to appear, both in Unity and Classic Desktop. The problem seems to be with the panels / notification areas rather than these applications. Should I just report this against gnome-panel and then add unity as an affected package / vice-versa? Or is there some package, perhaps a library, used by both Unity's unity-panel-service executable and gnome-panel's notification-area-applet executable, against which I should report this bug?

(Perhaps this is already a known bug, I haven't thoroughly looked for it yet since I don't know what package(s) it would properly be reported as affecting.)

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Cool--I'm glad I asked a question rather than rushing forward to report this as a bug. Thanks much for the info!

But I presume this means that bugs should be filed against all applications that render themselves inaccessible (or inaccessible without manually invoking their executables) by minimizing themselves to the notification area? So for example, Pidgin in Ubuntu (the buddy list cannot be restored from the Me menu), qBittorrent in Ubuntu, and FileZilla in Ubuntu (which supports multiple instances, so woe to anyone who minimizes it to the nonexistent notification area) should all be considered to have a bug?

Something tells me that there is perhaps already a big bug that is marked to fix numerous packages.

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #3

Workaround via dconf.
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/03/how-to-hide-or-show-app-tray-applets-in-ubuntu-11-04/?amp&

# Unity
If one prefers GUI, install dconf-tools and run in terminal: dconf-editor
Path for list of systray apps: /desktop/unity/panel
Files are in ~/.config/dconf/user

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #4

User recommends downgrade there.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1727236

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #5

> presume this means that bugs should be filed against all applications

Please read all away through the thread I've posted above.
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2011-April/032973.html

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