Add to desktop (menu icons)

John Hupp lubuntu at
Tue Mar 17 20:49:18 UTC 2015

On 3/17/2015 4:38 PM, Aere Greenway wrote:
> On 03/17/2015 02:16 AM, Steven Duckworth wrote:
>> Greetings all!
>> When I first installed Lubuntu the "add to desktop" function worked. 
>> Now it doesn't. This is when I click on the Lubuntu button on bottom 
>> left, mouse over an item and right click to add the icon to the desktop.
>> I also notice that when I want exit this roll up menu, it freezes for 
>> a while, and does not disappear.
>> Can anyone help with this?
>> Thanks,
>> Steve
>> -- 
> Steve:
> Usually, I just click on the Lubuntu Menu icon (far left of the 
> task-bar), and the menu will disappear on the first (or second) try.
> I just tried it (adding PulseAudio Volume Control to the desktop), and 
> it worked that way.  I'm using 14.04.
> However, in experimenting more with this, I ended up with the first 
> menu staying there, without ever going away - regardless what I did.
> In that state I could move the mouse-pointer around and click on 
> things, but nothing would respond - even the shut-down menu, or 
> switching to another workspace.
> The CPU indicator in the taskbar showed no above normal activity, but 
> my system was essentially hung, and the ONLY way I could get out of 
> it, was by turning off the power.
> This is apparently a very dangerous thing to experiment with...
> -- 
> Sincerely,
> Aere

I regard it as bug, and I vaguely recall seeing a bug report.  But as a 
workaround, if you back out of the sub-menu then you can Esc from the 
main Menu.

I have not had any problems with the "add to desktop" function, but I 
have not used it within the past couple weeks or so.

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