Inkdrop doesn't show up in Dock in Ubuntu 18.04

needs-reproduction

#1

Bug report

When you open Inkdrop on Ubuntu 18.04 it never shows up in the system’s Dock.

Info

  • Platform: Ubuntu
  • Platform version: 18.04
  • App Version: 3.25.3

Reproduce

Open the app, navigate with your eyes to the system’s dock, see nothing


(Takuya Matsuyama) #2

Hi Pedro,

Thank you for the report.
I suspect that you didn’t install the app via .deb package?


#3

Hi Takuya,

I did - its a brand new installation. Also my Ubuntu install is quite fresh (from 2 days ago).

Best regards,
Pedro


(Takuya Matsuyama) #4

That’s weird.
Do you have /usr/share/applications/inkdrop.desktop installed?
The file should contain below:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=inkdrop
Comment=The Note-taking App with Robust Markdown Editor
GenericName=inkdrop
Exec=inkdrop %U
Icon=inkdrop
Type=Application
StartupNotify=true
Categories=GNOME;GTK;Utility;

#5

Yep - it’s exactly the same.

scp → git fix-warnings* → cat /usr/share/applications/inkdrop.desktop [scp]
[Desktop Entry]
Name=inkdrop
Comment=The Note-taking App with Robust Markdown Editor
GenericName=inkdrop
Exec=inkdrop %U
Icon=inkdrop
Type=Application
StartupNotify=true
Categories=GNOME;GTK;Utility;


(Takuya Matsuyama) #6

Thank you for the report.
Hmm, I’m afraid that I don’t understand why it doesn’t work. I can’t reproduce it.
BTW, our Snap app has been recently rolled out. Could you try it?

https://docs.inkdrop.app/manual/#installing-inkdrop-on-linux


#7

Hi Takuya,

I tried the snap version and the same issue occurs.
I also asked a friend who’s also running Ubuntu 18.04 to install it and she had the same issue - the icon would never pop in the system’s menu.

Maybe you’re running a different window manager?

We got Ubuntu 18.04 in English running on Gnome 3 (standard WM) logging in through GDM.


(Takuya Matsuyama) #8

Thank you for trying the snap app.
I’m using Gnome 3 on Ubuntu 18.04, too.
I will try setting up new Ubuntu for reproducing the issue.


(Takuya Matsuyama) #9

I tried the snap app on a brand new installation of Ubuntu 18.04.1 that is downloaded from here.
As you can see, the app icon is showing on the system tray:

I haven’t done anything after the installation completed.
Just in case, here I put a list of gnome packages so that you can find missing packages:

Also please check XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP variable, according to this thread. It is set to ubuntu:GNOME in my environment:

$ echo $XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP
ubuntu:GNOME

Installed via snap but cant launch