[PyQt] QSystemTrayIcon::showMessage VistaX64

Ian Jones pyqt at ambientdivide.com
Mon Mar 2 01:27:43 GMT 2009

My test boxes are vanilla vista sp1 x64 installs, with all the updates
and just those two applications (python,pyqt) installed. As I
originally thought it could be some sort of conflict.


On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 7:21 AM, Philippe Fremy <phil at freehackers.org> wrote:
> Ian Jones wrote:
>> I'm curious if other people have been able to use this feature successfully.
>> Computer specs:
>> Python 2.6.1 (32bit) (python.org)
>> PyQt 2.6-gpl-4.4.4-2.exe (from riverbank website)
>> Running the examples/desktop/systray/systray.pyw that came with pyqt
>> The window opens, icons appear in the system tray, change icon etc but
>> the balloon message never appears.
>> The docs say it is supported on 'All supported versions of Windows'
>> and I am assuming Vista is on that list but I couldn't find the actual
>> list to compare it to.
> I've got the exact same problem, but on windows XP.
> Since the same program produces different output on my or on a different
> computer, I guess it's somehow related to the computer configuration.
> But I could not find anything related to showing messages in the systray
> in the control panel.
> Since we both have the issue, maybe we can identify the source of the
> problem by checking something common in our configuration ?
> I am running virtual desktop manager from Microsoft, maybe that's what
> is causing the problem. Are you running any kind of software that could
> alter systray behavior ?
> cheers,
> Philippe
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