GtkStatusIcon

GtkStatusIcon — Display an icon in the system tray

Properties

gboolean embedded Read
gchar * file Write
GIcon * gicon Read / Write
gboolean has-tooltip Read / Write
gchar * icon-name Read / Write
GtkOrientation orientation Read
GdkPixbuf * pixbuf Read / Write
GdkScreen * screen Read / Write
gint size Read
gchar * stock Read / Write
GtkImageType storage-type Read
gchar * title Read / Write
gchar * tooltip-markup Read / Write
gchar * tooltip-text Read / Write
gboolean visible Read / Write

Types and Values

struct GtkStatusIcon

Object Hierarchy

    GObject
    ╰── GtkStatusIcon

Includes

#include <gtk/gtk.h>

Description

The “system tray” or notification area is normally used for transient icons that indicate some special state. For example, a system tray icon might appear to tell the user that they have new mail, or have an incoming instant message, or something along those lines. The basic idea is that creating an icon in the notification area is less annoying than popping up a dialog.

A GtkStatusIcon object can be used to display an icon in a “system tray”. The icon can have a tooltip, and the user can interact with it by activating it or popping up a context menu. Critical information should not solely be displayed in a GtkStatusIcon, since it may not be visible (e.g. when the user doesn’t have a notification area on his panel). This can be checked with gtk_status_icon_is_embedded().

On X11, the implementation follows the FreeDesktop System Tray Specification. Implementations of the “tray” side of this specification can be found e.g. in the GNOME 2 and KDE panel applications.

Note that a GtkStatusIcon is not a widget, but just a GObject. Making it a widget would be impractical, since the system tray on Win32 doesn’t allow to embed arbitrary widgets.

GtkStatusIcon has been deprecated in 3.14. You should consider using notifications or more modern platform-specific APIs instead. GLib provides the GNotification API which works well with GtkApplication. Also see this HowDoI.

Functions

gtk_status_icon_new ()

GtkStatusIcon *
gtk_status_icon_new (void);

gtk_status_icon_new has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Creates an empty status icon object.

Returns

a new GtkStatusIcon

Since: 2.10


gtk_status_icon_new_from_pixbuf ()

GtkStatusIcon *
gtk_status_icon_new_from_pixbuf (GdkPixbuf *pixbuf);

gtk_status_icon_new_from_pixbuf has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Creates a status icon displaying pixbuf .

The image will be scaled down to fit in the available space in the notification area, if necessary.

Parameters

pixbuf

a GdkPixbuf

 

Returns

a new GtkStatusIcon

Since: 2.10


gtk_status_icon_new_from_file ()

GtkStatusIcon *
gtk_status_icon_new_from_file (const gchar *filename);

gtk_status_icon_new_from_file has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Creates a status icon displaying the file filename .

The image will be scaled down to fit in the available space in the notification area, if necessary.

Parameters

filename

a filename.

[type filename]

Returns

a new GtkStatusIcon

Since: 2.10


gtk_status_icon_new_from_stock ()

GtkStatusIcon *
gtk_status_icon_new_from_stock (const gchar *stock_id);

gtk_status_icon_new_from_stock has been deprecated since version 3.10 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Use gtk_status_icon_new_from_icon_name() instead.

Creates a status icon displaying a stock icon. Sample stock icon names are GTK_STOCK_OPEN, GTK_STOCK_QUIT. You can register your own stock icon names, see gtk_icon_factory_add_default() and gtk_icon_factory_add().

Parameters

stock_id

a stock icon id

 

Returns

a new GtkStatusIcon

Since: 2.10


gtk_status_icon_new_from_icon_name ()

GtkStatusIcon *
gtk_status_icon_new_from_icon_name (const gchar *icon_name);

gtk_status_icon_new_from_icon_name has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Creates a status icon displaying an icon from the current icon theme. If the current icon theme is changed, the icon will be updated appropriately.

Parameters

icon_name

an icon name

 

Returns

a new GtkStatusIcon

Since: 2.10


gtk_status_icon_new_from_gicon ()

GtkStatusIcon *
gtk_status_icon_new_from_gicon (GIcon *icon);

gtk_status_icon_new_from_gicon has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Creates a status icon displaying a GIcon. If the icon is a themed icon, it will be updated when the theme changes.

Parameters

icon

a GIcon

 

Returns

a new GtkStatusIcon

Since: 2.14


gtk_status_icon_set_from_pixbuf ()

void
gtk_status_icon_set_from_pixbuf (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon,
                                 GdkPixbuf *pixbuf);

gtk_status_icon_set_from_pixbuf has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Makes status_icon display pixbuf . See gtk_status_icon_new_from_pixbuf() for details.

Parameters

status_icon

a GtkStatusIcon

 

pixbuf

a GdkPixbuf or NULL.

[allow-none]

Since: 2.10


gtk_status_icon_set_from_file ()

void
gtk_status_icon_set_from_file (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon,
                               const gchar *filename);

gtk_status_icon_set_from_file has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Makes status_icon display the file filename . See gtk_status_icon_new_from_file() for details.

Parameters

status_icon

a GtkStatusIcon

 

filename

a filename.

[type filename]

Since: 2.10


gtk_status_icon_set_from_stock ()

void
gtk_status_icon_set_from_stock (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon,
                                const gchar *stock_id);

gtk_status_icon_set_from_stock has been deprecated since version 3.10 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Use gtk_status_icon_set_from_icon_name() instead.

Makes status_icon display the stock icon with the id stock_id . See gtk_status_icon_new_from_stock() for details.

Parameters

status_icon

a GtkStatusIcon

 

stock_id

a stock icon id

 

Since: 2.10


gtk_status_icon_set_from_icon_name ()

void
gtk_status_icon_set_from_icon_name (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon,
                                    const gchar *icon_name);

gtk_status_icon_set_from_icon_name has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Makes status_icon display the icon named icon_name from the current icon theme. See gtk_status_icon_new_from_icon_name() for details.

Parameters

status_icon

a GtkStatusIcon

 

icon_name

an icon name

 

Since: 2.10


gtk_status_icon_set_from_gicon ()

void
gtk_status_icon_set_from_gicon (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon,
                                GIcon *icon);

gtk_status_icon_set_from_gicon has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Makes status_icon display the GIcon. See gtk_status_icon_new_from_gicon() for details.

Parameters

status_icon

a GtkStatusIcon

 

icon

a GIcon

 

Since: 2.14


gtk_status_icon_get_storage_type ()

GtkImageType
gtk_status_icon_get_storage_type (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon);

gtk_status_icon_get_storage_type has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Gets the type of representation being used by the GtkStatusIcon to store image data. If the GtkStatusIcon has no image data, the return value will be GTK_IMAGE_EMPTY.

Parameters

status_icon

a GtkStatusIcon

 

Returns

the image representation being used

Since: 2.10


gtk_status_icon_get_pixbuf ()

GdkPixbuf *
gtk_status_icon_get_pixbuf (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon);

gtk_status_icon_get_pixbuf has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Gets the GdkPixbuf being displayed by the GtkStatusIcon. The storage type of the status icon must be GTK_IMAGE_EMPTY or GTK_IMAGE_PIXBUF (see gtk_status_icon_get_storage_type()). The caller of this function does not own a reference to the returned pixbuf.

Parameters

status_icon

a GtkStatusIcon

 

Returns

the displayed pixbuf, or NULL if the image is empty.

[nullable][transfer none]

Since: 2.10


gtk_status_icon_get_stock ()

const gchar *
gtk_status_icon_get_stock (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon);

gtk_status_icon_get_stock has been deprecated since version 3.10 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Use gtk_status_icon_get_icon_name() instead.

Gets the id of the stock icon being displayed by the GtkStatusIcon. The storage type of the status icon must be GTK_IMAGE_EMPTY or GTK_IMAGE_STOCK (see gtk_status_icon_get_storage_type()). The returned string is owned by the GtkStatusIcon and should not be freed or modified.

Parameters

status_icon

a GtkStatusIcon

 

Returns

stock id of the displayed stock icon, or NULL if the image is empty.

[nullable]

Since: 2.10


gtk_status_icon_get_icon_name ()

const gchar *
gtk_status_icon_get_icon_name (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon);

gtk_status_icon_get_icon_name has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Gets the name of the icon being displayed by the GtkStatusIcon. The storage type of the status icon must be GTK_IMAGE_EMPTY or GTK_IMAGE_ICON_NAME (see gtk_status_icon_get_storage_type()). The returned string is owned by the GtkStatusIcon and should not be freed or modified.

Parameters

status_icon

a GtkStatusIcon

 

Returns

name of the displayed icon, or NULL if the image is empty.

[nullable]

Since: 2.10


gtk_status_icon_get_gicon ()

GIcon *
gtk_status_icon_get_gicon (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon);

gtk_status_icon_get_gicon has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Retrieves the GIcon being displayed by the GtkStatusIcon. The storage type of the status icon must be GTK_IMAGE_EMPTY or GTK_IMAGE_GICON (see gtk_status_icon_get_storage_type()). The caller of this function does not own a reference to the returned GIcon.

If this function fails, icon is left unchanged;

Parameters

status_icon

a GtkStatusIcon

 

Returns

the displayed icon, or NULL if the image is empty.

[nullable][transfer none]

Since: 2.14


gtk_status_icon_get_size ()

gint
gtk_status_icon_get_size (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon);

gtk_status_icon_get_size has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Gets the size in pixels that is available for the image. Stock icons and named icons adapt their size automatically if the size of the notification area changes. For other storage types, the size-changed signal can be used to react to size changes.

Note that the returned size is only meaningful while the status icon is embedded (see gtk_status_icon_is_embedded()).

Parameters

status_icon

a GtkStatusIcon

 

Returns

the size that is available for the image

Since: 2.10


gtk_status_icon_set_screen ()

void
gtk_status_icon_set_screen (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon,
                            GdkScreen *screen);

gtk_status_icon_set_screen has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Sets the GdkScreen where status_icon is displayed; if the icon is already mapped, it will be unmapped, and then remapped on the new screen.

Parameters

status_icon

a GtkStatusIcon

 

screen

a GdkScreen

 

Since: 2.12


gtk_status_icon_get_screen ()

GdkScreen *
gtk_status_icon_get_screen (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon);

gtk_status_icon_get_screen has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Returns the GdkScreen associated with status_icon .

Parameters

status_icon

a GtkStatusIcon

 

Returns

a GdkScreen.

[transfer none]

Since: 2.12


gtk_status_icon_set_tooltip_text ()

void
gtk_status_icon_set_tooltip_text (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon,
                                  const gchar *text);

gtk_status_icon_set_tooltip_text has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Sets text as the contents of the tooltip.

This function will take care of setting “has-tooltip” to TRUE and of the default handler for the “query-tooltip” signal.

See also the “tooltip-text” property and gtk_tooltip_set_text().

Parameters

status_icon

a GtkStatusIcon

 

text

the contents of the tooltip for status_icon

 

Since: 2.16


gtk_status_icon_get_tooltip_text ()

gchar *
gtk_status_icon_get_tooltip_text (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon);

gtk_status_icon_get_tooltip_text has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Gets the contents of the tooltip for status_icon .

Parameters

status_icon

a GtkStatusIcon

 

Returns

the tooltip text, or NULL. You should free the returned string with g_free() when done.

[nullable]

Since: 2.16


gtk_status_icon_set_tooltip_markup ()

void
gtk_status_icon_set_tooltip_markup (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon,
                                    const gchar *markup);

gtk_status_icon_set_tooltip_markup has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Sets markup as the contents of the tooltip, which is marked up with the Pango text markup language.

This function will take care of setting “has-tooltip” to TRUE and of the default handler for the “query-tooltip” signal.

See also the “tooltip-markup” property and gtk_tooltip_set_markup().

Parameters

status_icon

a GtkStatusIcon

 

markup

the contents of the tooltip for status_icon , or NULL.

[allow-none]

Since: 2.16


gtk_status_icon_get_tooltip_markup ()

gchar *
gtk_status_icon_get_tooltip_markup (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon);

gtk_status_icon_get_tooltip_markup has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Gets the contents of the tooltip for status_icon .

Parameters

status_icon

a GtkStatusIcon

 

Returns

the tooltip text, or NULL. You should free the returned string with g_free() when done.

[nullable]

Since: 2.16


gtk_status_icon_set_has_tooltip ()

void
gtk_status_icon_set_has_tooltip (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon,
                                 gboolean has_tooltip);

gtk_status_icon_set_has_tooltip has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Sets the has-tooltip property on status_icon to has_tooltip . See “has-tooltip” for more information.

Parameters

status_icon

a GtkStatusIcon

 

has_tooltip

whether or not status_icon has a tooltip

 

Since: 2.16


gtk_status_icon_get_has_tooltip ()

gboolean
gtk_status_icon_get_has_tooltip (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon);

gtk_status_icon_get_has_tooltip has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Returns the current value of the has-tooltip property. See “has-tooltip” for more information.

Parameters

status_icon

a GtkStatusIcon

 

Returns

current value of has-tooltip on status_icon .

Since: 2.16


gtk_status_icon_set_title ()

void
gtk_status_icon_set_title (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon,
                           const gchar *title);

gtk_status_icon_set_title has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Sets the title of this tray icon. This should be a short, human-readable, localized string describing the tray icon. It may be used by tools like screen readers to render the tray icon.

Parameters

status_icon

a GtkStatusIcon

 

title

the title

 

Since: 2.18


gtk_status_icon_get_title ()

const gchar *
gtk_status_icon_get_title (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon);

gtk_status_icon_get_title has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Gets the title of this tray icon. See gtk_status_icon_set_title().

Parameters

status_icon

a GtkStatusIcon

 

Returns

the title of the status icon

Since: 2.18


gtk_status_icon_set_name ()

void
gtk_status_icon_set_name (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon,
                          const gchar *name);

gtk_status_icon_set_name has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Sets the name of this tray icon. This should be a string identifying this icon. It is may be used for sorting the icons in the tray and will not be shown to the user.

Parameters

status_icon

a GtkStatusIcon

 

name

the name

 

Since: 2.20


gtk_status_icon_set_visible ()

void
gtk_status_icon_set_visible (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon,
                             gboolean visible);

gtk_status_icon_set_visible has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Shows or hides a status icon.

Parameters

status_icon

a GtkStatusIcon

 

visible

TRUE to show the status icon, FALSE to hide it

 

Since: 2.10


gtk_status_icon_get_visible ()

gboolean
gtk_status_icon_get_visible (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon);

gtk_status_icon_get_visible has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Returns whether the status icon is visible or not. Note that being visible does not guarantee that the user can actually see the icon, see also gtk_status_icon_is_embedded().

Parameters

status_icon

a GtkStatusIcon

 

Returns

TRUE if the status icon is visible

Since: 2.10


gtk_status_icon_is_embedded ()

gboolean
gtk_status_icon_is_embedded (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon);

gtk_status_icon_is_embedded has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Returns whether the status icon is embedded in a notification area.

Parameters

status_icon

a GtkStatusIcon

 

Returns

TRUE if the status icon is embedded in a notification area.

Since: 2.10


gtk_status_icon_position_menu ()

void
gtk_status_icon_position_menu (GtkMenu *menu,
                               gint *x,
                               gint *y,
                               gboolean *push_in,
                               gpointer user_data);

gtk_status_icon_position_menu has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Menu positioning function to use with gtk_menu_popup() to position menu aligned to the status icon user_data .

Parameters

menu

the GtkMenu

 

x

return location for the x position.

[inout]

y

return location for the y position.

[inout]

push_in

whether the first menu item should be offset (pushed in) to be aligned with the menu popup position (only useful for GtkOptionMenu).

[out]

user_data

the status icon to position the menu on.

[type GtkStatusIcon]

Since: 2.10


gtk_status_icon_get_geometry ()

gboolean
gtk_status_icon_get_geometry (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon,
                              GdkScreen **screen,
                              GdkRectangle *area,
                              GtkOrientation *orientation);

gtk_status_icon_get_geometry has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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Obtains information about the location of the status icon on screen. This information can be used to e.g. position popups like notification bubbles.

See gtk_status_icon_position_menu() for a more convenient alternative for positioning menus.

Note that some platforms do not allow GTK+ to provide this information, and even on platforms that do allow it, the information is not reliable unless the status icon is embedded in a notification area, see gtk_status_icon_is_embedded().

Parameters

status_icon

a GtkStatusIcon

 

screen

return location for the screen, or NULL if the information is not needed.

[out][transfer none][allow-none]

area

return location for the area occupied by the status icon, or NULL.

[out][allow-none]

orientation

return location for the orientation of the panel in which the status icon is embedded, or NULL. A panel at the top or bottom of the screen is horizontal, a panel at the left or right is vertical.

[out][allow-none]

Returns

TRUE if the location information has been filled in

Since: 2.10


gtk_status_icon_get_x11_window_id ()

guint32
gtk_status_icon_get_x11_window_id (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon);

gtk_status_icon_get_x11_window_id has been deprecated since version 3.14 and should not be used in newly-written code.

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This function is only useful on the X11/freedesktop.org platform. It returns a window ID for the widget in the underlying status icon implementation. This is useful for the Galago notification service, which can send a window ID in the protocol in order for the server to position notification windows pointing to a status icon reliably.

This function is not intended for other use cases which are more likely to be met by one of the non-X11 specific methods, such as gtk_status_icon_position_menu().

Parameters

status_icon

a GtkStatusIcon

 

Returns

An 32 bit unsigned integer identifier for the underlying X11 Window

Since: 2.14

Types and Values

struct GtkStatusIcon

struct GtkStatusIcon;

Property Details

The “embedded” property

  “embedded”                 gboolean

TRUE if the statusicon is embedded in a notification area.

Flags: Read

Default value: FALSE

Since: 2.12


The “file” property

  “file”                     gchar *

Filename to load and display.

Flags: Write

Default value: NULL


The “gicon” property

  “gicon”                    GIcon *

The GIcon displayed in the GtkStatusIcon. For themed icons, the image will be updated automatically if the theme changes.

Flags: Read / Write

Since: 2.14


The “has-tooltip” property

  “has-tooltip”              gboolean

Enables or disables the emission of “query-tooltip” on status_icon . A value of TRUE indicates that status_icon can have a tooltip, in this case the status icon will be queried using “query-tooltip” to determine whether it will provide a tooltip or not.

Note that setting this property to TRUE for the first time will change the event masks of the windows of this status icon to include leave-notify and motion-notify events. This will not be undone when the property is set to FALSE again.

Whether this property is respected is platform dependent. For plain text tooltips, use “tooltip-text” in preference.

Flags: Read / Write

Default value: FALSE

Since: 2.16


The “icon-name” property

  “icon-name”                gchar *

The name of the icon from the icon theme.

Flags: Read / Write

Default value: NULL


The “orientation” property

  “orientation”              GtkOrientation

The orientation of the tray in which the statusicon is embedded.

Flags: Read

Default value: GTK_ORIENTATION_HORIZONTAL

Since: 2.12


The “pixbuf” property

  “pixbuf”                   GdkPixbuf *

A GdkPixbuf to display.

Flags: Read / Write


The “screen” property

  “screen”                   GdkScreen *

The screen where this status icon will be displayed.

Flags: Read / Write


The “size” property

  “size”                     gint

The size of the icon.

Flags: Read

Allowed values: >= 0

Default value: 0


The “stock” property

  “stock”                    gchar *

Stock ID for a stock image to display.

GtkStatusIcon:stock has been deprecated since version 3.10 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Use “icon-name” instead.

Flags: Read / Write

Default value: NULL


The “storage-type” property

  “storage-type”             GtkImageType

The representation being used for image data.

Flags: Read

Default value: GTK_IMAGE_EMPTY


The “title” property

  “title”                    gchar *

The title of this tray icon. This should be a short, human-readable, localized string describing the tray icon. It may be used by tools like screen readers to render the tray icon.

Flags: Read / Write

Default value: NULL

Since: 2.18


The “tooltip-markup” property

  “tooltip-markup”           gchar *

Sets the text of tooltip to be the given string, which is marked up with the Pango text markup language. Also see gtk_tooltip_set_markup().

This is a convenience property which will take care of getting the tooltip shown if the given string is not NULL. “has-tooltip” will automatically be set to TRUE and the default handler for the “query-tooltip” signal will take care of displaying the tooltip.

On some platforms, embedded markup will be ignored.

Flags: Read / Write

Default value: NULL

Since: 2.16


The “tooltip-text” property

  “tooltip-text”             gchar *

Sets the text of tooltip to be the given string.

Also see gtk_tooltip_set_text().

This is a convenience property which will take care of getting the tooltip shown if the given string is not NULL. “has-tooltip” will automatically be set to TRUE and the default handler for the “query-tooltip” signal will take care of displaying the tooltip.

Note that some platforms have limitations on the length of tooltips that they allow on status icons, e.g. Windows only shows the first 64 characters.

Flags: Read / Write

Default value: NULL

Since: 2.16


The “visible” property

  “visible”                  gboolean

Whether the status icon is visible.

Flags: Read / Write

Default value: TRUE

Signal Details

The “activate” signal

void
user_function (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon,
               gpointer       user_data)

Gets emitted when the user activates the status icon. If and how status icons can activated is platform-dependent.

Unlike most G_SIGNAL_ACTION signals, this signal is meant to be used by applications and should be wrapped by language bindings.

Parameters

status_icon

the object which received the signal

 

user_data

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

 

Flags: Action

Since: 2.10


The “button-press-event” signal

gboolean
user_function (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon,
               GdkEvent      *event,
               gpointer       user_data)

The ::button-press-event signal will be emitted when a button (typically from a mouse) is pressed.

Whether this event is emitted is platform-dependent. Use the ::activate and ::popup-menu signals in preference.

Parameters

status_icon

the object which received the signal

 

event

the GdkEventButton which triggered this signal.

[type Gdk.EventButton]

user_data

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

 

Returns

TRUE to stop other handlers from being invoked for the event. FALSE to propagate the event further.

Flags: Run Last

Since: 2.14


The “button-release-event” signal

gboolean
user_function (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon,
               GdkEvent      *event,
               gpointer       user_data)

The ::button-release-event signal will be emitted when a button (typically from a mouse) is released.

Whether this event is emitted is platform-dependent. Use the ::activate and ::popup-menu signals in preference.

Parameters

status_icon

the object which received the signal

 

event

the GdkEventButton which triggered this signal.

[type Gdk.EventButton]

user_data

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

 

Returns

TRUE to stop other handlers from being invoked for the event. FALSE to propagate the event further.

Flags: Run Last

Since: 2.14


The “popup-menu” signal

void
user_function (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon,
               guint          button,
               guint          activate_time,
               gpointer       user_data)

Gets emitted when the user brings up the context menu of the status icon. Whether status icons can have context menus and how these are activated is platform-dependent.

The button and activate_time parameters should be passed as the last to arguments to gtk_menu_popup().

Unlike most G_SIGNAL_ACTION signals, this signal is meant to be used by applications and should be wrapped by language bindings.

Parameters

status_icon

the object which received the signal

 

button

the button that was pressed, or 0 if the signal is not emitted in response to a button press event

 

activate_time

the timestamp of the event that triggered the signal emission

 

user_data

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

 

Flags: Action

Since: 2.10


The “query-tooltip” signal

gboolean
user_function (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon,
               gint           x,
               gint           y,
               gboolean       keyboard_mode,
               GtkTooltip    *tooltip,
               gpointer       user_data)

Emitted when the hover timeout has expired with the cursor hovering above status_icon ; or emitted when status_icon got focus in keyboard mode.

Using the given coordinates, the signal handler should determine whether a tooltip should be shown for status_icon . If this is the case TRUE should be returned, FALSE otherwise. Note that if keyboard_mode is TRUE, the values of x and y are undefined and should not be used.

The signal handler is free to manipulate tooltip with the therefore destined function calls.

Whether this signal is emitted is platform-dependent. For plain text tooltips, use “tooltip-text” in preference.

Parameters

status_icon

the object which received the signal

 

x

the x coordinate of the cursor position where the request has been emitted, relative to status_icon

 

y

the y coordinate of the cursor position where the request has been emitted, relative to status_icon

 

keyboard_mode

TRUE if the tooltip was trigged using the keyboard

 

tooltip

a GtkTooltip

 

user_data

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

 

Returns

TRUE if tooltip should be shown right now, FALSE otherwise.

Flags: Run Last

Since: 2.16


The “scroll-event” signal

gboolean
user_function (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon,
               GdkEvent      *event,
               gpointer       user_data)

The ::scroll-event signal is emitted when a button in the 4 to 7 range is pressed. Wheel mice are usually configured to generate button press events for buttons 4 and 5 when the wheel is turned.

Whether this event is emitted is platform-dependent.

Parameters

status_icon

the object which received the signal.

 

event

the GdkEventScroll which triggered this signal.

[type Gdk.EventScroll]

user_data

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

 

Returns

TRUE to stop other handlers from being invoked for the event. FALSE to propagate the event further.

Flags: Run Last

Since: 2.16


The “size-changed” signal

gboolean
user_function (GtkStatusIcon *status_icon,
               gint           size,
               gpointer       user_data)

Gets emitted when the size available for the image changes, e.g. because the notification area got resized.

Parameters

status_icon

the object which received the signal

 

size

the new size

 

user_data

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

 

Returns

TRUE if the icon was updated for the new size. Otherwise, GTK+ will scale the icon as necessary.

Flags: Run Last

Since: 2.10