Chromium and derivatives icon not showing in Notification Area when background running is enabled
Submitted by Federico Santamorena
Assigned to Xfce Bug Triage
Created attachment 9292 example of Chrome and Vivaldi appearing on Cinnamon
When installing an extension like:
(or Pushbullet and enabling in its settings to run in background or any other extension with the background permission)
and then enabling:
Settings => System => Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed
Chrome/Chromium/Vivaldi etc shows a tray icon
But this does not work on XFCE, at least on Debian 10 (testing) and Arch with latest XFCE updates. Didn't try Xubuntu.
On KDE, Cinnamon, Deepin etc the tray icon appears.
Also I want to point out that HTML5 Web Notifications do not work when combined with background behavior, the default behavior should be that when enabling them and closing the browser, XFCE should still show web notifications because the tray icon """keeps the browser alive""". So if this gets fixed, then using a website like this: https://www.bennish.net/web-notifications.html And then clicking "Shows in 5s" and then closing the browser, the tray icon should stay alive and after 5 seconds a notification should still appear. (at least this is the default behavior on Windows from what I remember, otherwise it would be pointless to keep the browser running in the background if web notifications do not show up)
I've seen this behavior I believe since the beginning of the year so for now I will leave the Version as Unspecified. After digging a bit I found only abandoned similar issues like:
https://askubuntu.com/questions/910531/chromium-browser-xfce-panel-indicator But I tried Google Chrome and the tray icon does not show on Debian 10 (testing) with "Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed " enabled and Lightning Reopen installed.
And decided to file this report.
I tried various applications but it seems that ONLY Chromium derivatives do not appear ONLY on XFCE, so it's a strange combination of XFCE+Chromium