Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have another problem. After I start Pidgin, if I minimize it, Pidgin don't have the little arrow in the Launcher showing me it's running. It shows like it's not running. Any solution please?

screenshot

share|improve this question
add comment

3 Answers

You don't see Pidgin in the launcher since it should be integrated in the Message-Menu:

screenshot

I'm not sure, but maybe if you delete the file /usr/share/indicators/messages/applications/pidgin, you could restore the arrow behaviour you wish. To check if my suggestion works, try moving the file first, so you can restore if it's not working.

share|improve this answer
    
Ok, and if i want to be in Launcher and maximized fromt there, what i cant do? –  Adrian May 22 '11 at 20:11
    
Works for a few seconds, when i minimize it, it show the little arow in Launcher. I quit Pidgin and i start it again and now if i minimize it, Pidgin dont have the little arow in Launcher.... i quit pidgin, i start it from terminal, i minimize it and nothing happens...no output from terminal when minimize Pidgin... i minimize it pressing the "-" next to the orange "x" –  Adrian May 22 '11 at 20:15
    
@Adrian: I added a proposal in my answer; not sure if it will work. –  igi May 22 '11 at 20:30
    
After i restart the computer, Pidgin work again i.imgur.com/OTQBl.png What you say @igi ? and pidgin appears in the Message-Menu to! if it is assumed that they should not appear in the launcher, when you minimize the chat windows how make them appear again? –  Adrian May 22 '11 at 20:39
    
@Adrian: I added an image to my answer to better explain. –  igi Dec 30 '11 at 19:10
add comment

To be able to open up Pidgin again, after minimizing, I installed the Hotkeys plugin and set the "Toggle List" hot-key. This way I can still use Unity.

But that does not solve the problem with the missing indicator; so you still can't tell if Pidgin is running, without hitting the hot-key.

share|improve this answer
add comment

The icon you are talking about was shown in the "Notification Area" applet, which was displayed on the Gnome Panel. However, Unity does not use the Gnome Panel, and does not show any Notification Icons, I have the same problem with Emesene :\ I just keep it open in the background, or you can switch back to Ubuntu Classic.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.