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[Bug 527267] Re: Application Indicators too wide


I highly recommend the patch in #30 and it's PPA #48! While spacing is
not 100% the same as in the Notification Area, the difference between
the two is MUCH less noticable. Very well done!

I do not understand how anyone can say this is a theme issue. Could that
be explained a little more clearly please? Icon spacing is not a problem
anywhere else but in the Indicator-Applet. There is a patch that
improves the spacing. It seems obvious that it would be a problem with

Why not just accept the patch, maybe improve on it by allowing user-
defined icon spacing, and move on? It would be easier for everyone
involved to distribute one patched version than to try to get multiple
themes by multiple designers patched (and likely to produce other bad
visual side effects) and distributed.

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

Status in Application Indicators: Opinion
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.