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[Bug 527267] Re: Application Indicators too wide


Thanks m0sia! There is indeed still a fair bit of wasted space around
each icon, but it's much better than before. (I'm using the Ambiance
theme with Human controls and Humanity icons.) I suppose that's the best
that can be done with a menu widget in gtk. Perhaps a custom widget
really should be written up for this kind of a use case. But until then,
can anyone offer up a good reason why this tiny patch still hasn't been

Also, I discovered that the volume icon can indeed be removed without
having to ditch the whole indicator-applet. You can simply uninstall the
volume indicator:

sudo aptitude purge indicator-volume

Same can be done for the message indicator:

sudo aptitude purge indicator-messages

Application Indicators too wide
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Status in Application Indicators: Confirmed
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.