Re: I believe we should reconsider our sys-tray removal

Hey Britt,

Britt Yazel <bwyazel gnome org> wrote:

I want to re-poen an old argument now that we have seen the effects of removing the sys-tray/app-indicator tray for well over a year. In short, the users are not happy.

As I recently wrote on GitLab [1], I'm open to re-evaluating this from a design perspective. However, I think we'd need a different implementation from GtkStatusIcon, and to my knowledge acceptable alternative isn't available.
I believe our goals of putting pressure on application developers to ditch the antiquated app-indicator model fell mostly on deaf ears

The goal was never to force app developers to do anything, and they can include a status indicator if they want. It's just that it won't be shown by default. If you haven't seen it, I wrote a lengthy account on my blog [2].
An example of this biting us in the arse is that with 3.32 TopIcons is causing the CPU usage to run through the roof, and people are blaming the Shell for the CPU usage, not the extension, leaving our users with a bad taste in their mouths.

Can we can do a better job at sign-posting which extension people should use?


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