[PyQt] QSystemTrayIcon::showMessage VistaX64

Philippe Fremy phil at freehackers.org
Tue Mar 3 14:32:00 GMT 2009

I asked on qt-interest and discovered a windows setting to disable
tooltips in the system tray:

That solved my problem. Not sure it applies to Vista but have a look.



Ian Jones wrote:
> 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.
> Ian
> 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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