Re: Application names in the (bottom) notification area.

On Sun, Apr 8, 2012 at 7:46 PM, Christian Dysthe <cdysthe gmail com> wrote:
> On Sun, 08 Apr 2012 15:00:46 -0500, Jasper St. Pierre
> <jstpierre mecheye net> wrote:
>> On Sun, Apr 8, 2012 at 3:57 PM, Christian Dysthe <cdysthe gmail com>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I have a couple of application which stays in the (bottom) notification
>>> area. In Gnome 2 they were named "Update Manager" and "HP Printer
>>> Manager",
>>> but in Gnome Shell their names are "" and "hp-toolbox". I think
>>> that's their executable file names. Why aren't they named like they are
>>> in
>>> Gnome 2 or all other DE's I've used (Cinnamon, Unity, KDE, LXDE and
>>> XFCE)?
>> Cinnamon? Are you sure? If so, that's a pretty bad bug.
> I checked Cinnamon again since I just updated it to v1.4 and it has been in
> heavy development lately. Now his particular program, which btw is Linux
> Mint's updater, doesn't a name associated with it in Cinnamon at all. It's
> just the icon. But in Gnome Shell it's still'' when you hover over
> it. The other program is called 'HPLIP Status Service' in Cinnamon, but is
> 'HP-systray' in Gnome Shell. To me it seems like Gnome Shell uses WM class
> for naming, not the .desktop file. Could that be the case?

That could very well be, and that would be a bug.

>>> Is there a way I can get Gnome Shell to show their application name
>>> instead
>>> of the executable file name?
>> Are these system tray icons or libnotify notifications?

If you click on them, do they bring up a fancy bubble, or do they
launch the application or bring up a menu or something.

> I'm not sure what they are. How could I find out?
>>> I'm running Gnome 3.2 on Linux Mint Debian Edition UP4 x64.
> --
> //Christian
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