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[Bug 527267] Re: Application Indicators too wide


I did a fresh install (10.04.1) on my 10" Asus EEE and what was the
first thing i saw? Yeah, you're right.

Four months after release and this design flaw is still present. How
sad. Or funny? Tragical anyway.

Ubuntu designers/programmers are doing great job and surely it's not
easy to satisfy everyone's needs. But when you have great idea (which
this applet really is) and you decide to implement it... you should do
it right. You shouldn't release it with obvious design flaws and then do
nothing to fix it. Ubuntu is not some garage-made distro with five users
and this looks very unprofessional.

I showed default Ubuntu desktop to nine people around me and everyone
except one (I've always suspected him to be blind :))) noticed different
spacing in panel. Is this really necessary for the flag ship of Linux on

Application Indicators too wide
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Colors Packagers, which is the registrant for Shiki-Colors Packaging.

Status in Application Indicators: Invalid
Status in The Linux Mint Distribution: Triaged
Status in Debian Packaging for the Shiki-Colors GTK+/Metacity Themes: Unknown
Status in “light-themes” package in Ubuntu: Fix Released
Status in “shiki-colors-murrine” package in Ubuntu: Incomplete

Bug description:
the Application Indicators applet is wider than the regular systray.

3 Indicators icons are slightly bigger than 4 tray icons, incl. the left part.
See the screenshot. The two highlighted boxes are ~100 pixels wide.

With more applications moving to the app indicator, it will result in less usable space in the panel, which in my case is already pretty full.