Now here is something I have not struck before

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Sat Apr 17 02:35:11 UTC 2010

On 17/04/10 03:10, Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Apr 2010 12:51:08 -0400
> John DeCarlo<johndecarlo at>  wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 1:55 AM, Basil Chupin<blchupin at>
>> wrote:
>>>   No. In KDE (and oS) anything minised would appear in bottom
>>> taskbar, but here it is nowhere.
>> I know you found a that tabbing through the apps works.
>> But if you want to try it again, here is what I suspect is happening:
>>   - Minimized, it would not show up in the area where currently
>> running apps are, like Firefox would
>>   - Instead, it would show up where other types of apps show up, like
>> Pidgin, NetworkManager/WICD,, Volume, smb4k
>>   - that section has sort of a left facing arrow head inside a circle
>>   - clicking on that icon allows you to show hidden icons that don't
>> otherwise fit
>> I would expect that the player would show up there.
> Ah, the Notification Area!  I hadn't thought of that.  Add it by right
> clicking on your panel, choosing to add to panel and adding,
> "Notification Area."  You /should/ already have it, though, on a
> normal installation.

Nope, it is not the Notification Area panel. In fact adding this item 
puts an RJ10 wall-plug icon in the middle of the bottom bar - this is 
the eth0 connection notifier - and I now cannot get rid of it! :-( . How 
can I get rid of it?

I worked out (by chance, when trying to get rid of that unwanted 
"Notification Area" icon) the real answer to my original question.

When one installs Lucid, the desktop icons are on the R-H side of the 
bottom bar. I don't like them there so I moved them, all 6 of them (I 
use 6 desktops), to the L-H side.

The "bad" part about doing this is that this is the area where 
'information' about any opened app. is displayed. So, when I opened the 
Player in Firefox its 'info' went UNDER the desktop icons and was 
hidden. When I moved the desktop icons to the right (to try and get rid 
of that Notification thingie) the Player info was visible. (Is what I 
just wrote understandable? :-) I guess the best way to see what happens 
is for "you" to do what I did "yourself".)

The question now remains is this a bug in Lucid or is there some config 
file which needs fiddling to make info about any open app. appear BESIDE 
the bundh of desktop icons irrespective of whether they are on the left 
or right and NOT always on the left-hand side where they would get 
covered by the Desktop icons if they are moved there by the user?



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