System tray screenlet
Conky
Description:

A replacement for the Gnome system tray (aka notification area).

Click on icons to access their options

Click in the gaps between the icons to access screenlet menus

Options

Horizontal or vertical layout

Themes: default, pinstripe, carbon

Notes

Requires python-xlib package.

If the network monitor icon does not appear, right click and select Start network monitor.

Known issues

Does not work properly on Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) with ATI graphics. Probably due to lack of fglrx driver for X-server 1.6. Hopefully this will be fixed soon.

Animated icons (e.g. when searching for a wireless network) may look odd. Increasing the refresh rate setting may help.

Some icons do not return after restarting the screenlet (e.g. nm-applet).
Last changelog:

8 years ago

0.1:
-Initial release

0.1.1:
-Fixed bug which prevented rendering of the background

0.1.2:
-Compatible with universal-applets

0.1.3:
-Added michote's code to allow fully transparent background
-Screenlet now conforms to XEMBED 0.5 specification. Most icons will return on restart. There is a list of known good/bad icons in the code.

0.2:
-Horizontal or vertical layout
-Added carbon theme

mstanescu

6 years ago

Name: default
Author: mtrauts
Version: 1.1
Info: Default theme for SystemTray screenlet
Creating icon
Creating icon
The program 'SystemTrayScreenlet.py' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)'.
(Details: serial 580 error_code 8 request_code 72 minor_code 0)
(Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)

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setsoft

7 years ago

I tried it on Debian GNU/Linux Lenny (5.0). It works.
I just needed to install python-xlib package.

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detly

8 years ago

I can start this, but all I see is a black strip (or whatever I set the background to).

I'm using the screenlets 0.1.2-3 in Debian Squeeze, with Compiz/CompizFusion and nVidia drivers.

Running it from a terminal, I get:
Quote:
/home/jason/.config/Screenlets/SystemTray/default/SystemTray1
LOAD NEW THEME: default
FOUND: /home/jason/.screenlets/SystemTray/themes/default
theme.conf found! Loading option-overrides.
theme.conf loaded:
Name: default
Author: mtrauts
Version: 1.1
Info: Default theme for SystemTray screenlet
<<At this point I delete it>>
[Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/home/jason/.config/Screenlets/SystemTray/default/SystemTray1.ini'
Temporary file didn't exist - nothing to remove.
Removing last instance from session
TODO: remove self.path: /home/jason/.config/Screenlets/SystemTray/default/
Unmanaged
Queue-element <SystemTray1> not found (already removed?)!

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mtrauts

8 years ago

The screenlet isn't reporting any errors in your trace but obviously isn't working as it should.

Do you already have another system tray running (e.g. in a gnome panel)? If so, remove it before running the screenlet, as gnome only allows one at a time.

(On Ubuntu 8.10 the screenlet would grab the icons regardless, in Ubuntu 9.04 Beta the screenlet sometimes grabs the icons, sometimes shows up blank)

If that doesn't work, try launching the network monitor from the right-click menu and see if you get errors, or nothing happens.

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detly

8 years ago

It worked after logging out and back in again.

But now I can't get it to remember its position. The entire screenlets suite is not being particularly stable on my setup, though, so I think I'll have to drop it until I can figure out what the problem is.

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Chonnawonga

8 years ago

I'm trying this out in Jaunty, but it doesn't look so hot: there are horizontal lines running through it and it flashes on every refresh. The first draw is OK, but it's all downhill from there. Any thoughts on what might be happening?

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mtrauts

8 years ago

Hi,

I have just tested this with a fresh install of Jaunty Beta. 'Out of the box' the screenlet works for me, but only with an opaque background. With a transparent background behaviour is erratic. Once Compiz was enabled (also requiring nvidia drivers on my system) everything worked fine.

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mtrauts

8 years ago

I have tried this on a system with an ATI graphics card, and can confirm your bug. It is probably due to the lack of proprietary driver for X 1.6. Hopefully this gets fixed soon!

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Chonnawonga

8 years ago

Either that, or the open-source drivers catch up. Not that I expect that to happen any time soon...

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Chonnawonga

8 years ago

Tried it out on an Eee 1000 with Intel graphics, too. Still can't get it to show much besides a black bar.

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DarwinSurvivor

8 years ago

Any idea when you will get a chance to get vertical (or even grid) layouts working? I have your screenlet sitting inside a sidebar, and it's getting a little squished...

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michote

8 years ago

nice work!

Quote:
Known issues

If the background is more than 50% transparent, the screenlet will not recognise clicks.


Using this in on_draw works fine for me with fully transparent background:
Quote:
def on_draw_shape (self, ctx):
ctx.scale(self.scale, self.scale)
if self.theme:
ctx.set_source_rgba(1, 1, 1, 1)
ctx.rectangle (0,0,self.width,self.height)
ctx.fill()

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mtrauts

8 years ago

Thanks michote, that does work well. I'll add it to the next update.

This opens some interesting possibilities for themes, such as the 3-d look used with most docks.

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commonplace

8 years ago

Works great and looks awesome. This is just what I was looking for! Now I've turned off gnome-panel and gone with Docky and your screenlet instead. :)

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techie

8 years ago

I've added and tested a little your screenlet and I found something very odd: after I execute the screenlet and close, all of my tray icons in exception of sound control disappear! All of them appear after I restart X

And BTW, in the next releases considerer adding borders or images for the background of the screenlet, and it would be very good to choose different opacities between background and icons

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bitzer

8 years ago

I have installed it...but It won't start. I don't know why!

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mtrauts

8 years ago

A couple of things to check:
-Make sure you have version 0.1.1, there was a bug in 0.1
-Make sure you have python-xlib installed

If neither of these help, please run the screenlet from the command line and post the output.

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bitzer

8 years ago

ok now works. Thanks!

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kenpuu

8 years ago

Hello. I think it's a great idea, but I can't see nothing. This appears when I open the SystemTray screenlet.

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/7226/screenshot2p.png


And this appears in command-line.

CachingBackend: Loading instances from cache
CachingBackend: Loading <SystemTray1>
Creating new entry for SystemTrayScreenlet in /tmp/screenlets/screenlets.mario.running
Loading instances in: /home/mario/.config/Screenlets/SystemTray/default/
File: SystemTray1.ini
/home/mario/.config/Screenlets/SystemTray/default/SystemTray1
LOAD NEW THEME: default
FOUND: /home/mario/.screenlets/SystemTray/themes/default
theme.conf found! Loading option-overrides.
theme.conf loaded:
Name: default
Author: mtrauts
Version: 1.0
Info: Default theme for SystemTrat screenlet
Changed scale
resetting
Set options in SystemTrayScreenlet
Changed refresh rate
Changed scale
resetting
LOAD NEW THEME: default
FOUND: /home/mario/.screenlets/SystemTray/themes/default
theme.conf found! Loading option-overrides.
theme.conf loaded:
Name: default
Author: mtrauts
Version: 1.0
Info: Default theme for SystemTrat screenlet
Changed colour
Restored instances from session 'default' ...
creating icon
resetting
creating icon
resetting
creating icon
resetting

I hope you can help me...Thanks

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mtrauts

8 years ago

I reproduced your screenshot using version 0.1 of the screenlet in Ubuntu 8.10.

Try downloading the updated package, version 0.1.1, this should fix your problem.

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kenpuu

8 years ago

Thanks for your answer. I have Ubuntu 8.10, but I have already installed the 0.1.1 version. Any idea? Thanks again.

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heartwarmer

8 years ago

this should be interesting!!!
you are the man =D

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8 years ago

0.1:
-Initial release

0.1.1:
-Fixed bug which prevented rendering of the background

0.1.2:
-Compatible with universal-applets

0.1.3:
-Added michote's code to allow fully transparent background
-Screenlet now conforms to XEMBED 0.5 specification. Most icons will return on restart. There is a list of known good/bad icons in the code.

0.2:
-Horizontal or vertical layout
-Added carbon theme

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