13 October 2007

Compiz Fusion Notification Area Icon for Gutsy

In Beryl, there was little gem in the notification area for switching window managers, reloading the window manager, and changing window decorators. In Gutsy's repos, there is no notification area icon for doing that. I have a Launchpad PPA where I've packaged it (my first package!). You can add my repo by putting this in your /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/maco.m/ubuntu gutsy main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/maco.m/ubuntu gutsy main restricted universe multiverse
and running sudo apt-get update && sudo aptitude install fusion-icon It will likely warn about untrusted repos, but you can ignore that. Alternatively, you can check out the source package and double check for yourself that I haven't mucked with it beyond marking in the dependencies. To run the icon, just put fusion-icon in a runbox or terminal or add it to your System > Preferences > Sessions > Startup to make it start every time.


16 comments:

Keith Pratt said...

Thanks for putting the fusion icon package together! I'm a Windows refugee and while I am comfortable with CLI's, I do not know the linuz CLI very well at all, and need to get Gutsy fully up as my Windows replacement and not learning a CLI. I got work to do! Thanks.

FYI: The second repo you give is missing the deb so it fails to be fetched.

Keith

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Luis said...

I'm spanish and your ubuntu's blog is very good.
Thanks for your fusion-icon package
Luis

http://luismanolo.worpress.com

Anonymous said...

Awesome! My Window manager crashed on me, like it was a tendancy to do and I had not idea how to reload it as I came from Fiesty/Beryl to Gutsy/Fusion. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

For the person who commented on it not working ... the sudo apt-get install fusion-icon part was left out of the instructions. Once I did that, it worked perfectly.

Thanks for creating this. You rock!

Gerhard said...

This worked like a dream. Lots of thanks from the chilly woods of Norway.

Jay said...

Thanks a lot for the Fusion-icon package, that saved me a lot of trouble.

Jaya

Moustafa said...

Just wanted to note that there's an extra "&" in the "sudo apt-get update & & sudo aptitude install fusion-icon" code.

It should read "sudo apt-get update & sudo aptitude install fusion-icon".

Beyond that, great package!

Mackenzie said...

No there's not. It's "&&". && means "if the first one finishes successfully, do the second one," just like when you're writing C. It only needs to check the 2nd condition in a conditional when there's && if the first one is true (if it was just & in C, you'd be doing bitwise addition, which is completely different).

Anonymous said...

I cant see the actual icon of fusion-icon. I tried resizing the gnome panel and it still has the missing icon pic there. It functions normally though.

Mackenzie said...

It depends on the theme. With whatever theme I was using at my mom's, it just showed a white square with a red X, but switching it to the Human Theme gave me a black rectangle with a white outline. I'm using Human icon theme on this computer with a different GTK theme and getting a blue box with a light blue arrow (the fusion logo). I'm not quite sure what part of the theme determines it, but the black rectangle is what I saw with KDE too.

Ray said...

This is a great help. Thank you for posting the Tips.

Ray

Ernesto said...

Thanks a lot for the package! I finally got myself the compiz icon!

Q. It's been asked before but I don't get the correct icon on my gnome panel... in the application menu it doesn't even have an icon...

any ideas?

Mackenzie said...

I'm still not sure why it shows the right icon for some people and not others. I think it has something to do with the theme, but it should, I think, be in
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/24x24/apps/fusion-icon.png

Check other sizes than 24x24 if it's not. That's where it is in Hardy, at least. I'm assuming that the filesystem hierarchy didn't change too much between when I packaged that and now.

stylepoints said...

Hey Mackenzie and all, I found that my missing fusion-icon icon was restored only after I resized my panel from 24px to 25px or higher. Not sure why that is, but even now if I set the panel height to 24px or less, bye bye Fusion-Icon icon. Hope this helps!

Mackenzie said...

Ooo maybe the smallest icon is 24x24 and it can't fit if the panel's not bigger than it.