Gajim has a (nasty) trayicon notification option that blinks the Gajim icon when you have new messages. You can cancel this behaviour via the ACE's trayicon_notification_on_events option. But what I would like to do is to change the icon to something else but not blink. Is that possible?

Edit: Version 0.15.1 should have fixed it but has not.

; pwd           
; grep -ri trayicon_blink *

The patch appears not to be included in the source tar ball.

  • From a look at the current gajim sources on my machine, the answer is probably "not without patching the program". Getting rid of the blinking "feature" requires commenting out one line, changing the icon in this case is a bit more complicated because you'd have to make and load the new icon. If you're familiar with python and interested, I can point you to the code that would need changing.
    – user21105
    Aug 8, 2012 at 15:23
  • @Bristol: bleurgh, I am not sure I want to keep patching all version of gajim and I seriously doubt that it would be accepted as a patch. Aug 9, 2012 at 11:59

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Changeset fe49adb8ec1c (Aug 14) added ACE's trayicon_blink whose description is: If False, Gajim will display a static event icon instead of the blinking status icon in the notification area when notifying on event.

You can wait for a release that includes that change (I did think 0.15.1 included it) or run Gajim from source.

Running from source is trivial, given that you don't need to build the code. Just:

$ hg clone http://hg.gajim.org/gajim/
$ cd gajim
$ ./launch.sh

Don't miss optional runtime requirements.


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