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[Bug 527267] Re: Application Indicators too wide


Now that I have the patch implemented in 11.04 Natty, I find the
following:  Indicator Applet Application Menu is also affected by the

For the Ambiance and Radiance themes, this is problematic since the
patch removes the spaces between the text, drastically reducing

For other themes, where the patch only represents an improvement for
Indicator Applet and not a fix, the portion of the space/gap that is NOT
eliminated is necessary to retain good readability for Indicator Applet
Application Menu.

This demonstrates that the true nature of the bug is that Indicator
Applet is using a padding/spacing/gap methodology that is inappropriate
for Indicator Applet, but is appropriate for Indicator Applet
Application Menu.  Hopefully this will clarify the fact that the bug is
NOT with the themes, but with the Indicator Applet, and maybe if we're
lucky, the bug will finally get assigned to somebody who is developing
Indicator Applet.

Now if I can just manage to use one or less items in Notification Area,
I will have something I can live with in the meantime.

Currently running: Ubuntu 11.04 Natty on Dell Inspiron 1420n, Franken-HP media center, Samsung Q1 UMPC.
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  Application Indicators too wide

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

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