GTK3 Indicators

Alistair Buxton a.j.buxton at
Sat Dec 14 23:14:42 UTC 2013

Also don't forget that the sound indicator also has a bug where the
icon doesn't show, but it's still there, just as an empty space. This
is not related to the upstart changes as far as I can tell, but is a
different bug.

On 14 December 2013 23:04, Simon Steinbeiß <simon at> wrote:
> On Sat, 14 Dec 2013 10:07:45 -0600
> Richard Elkins <richard.elkins at> wrote:
>> Yes, I followed all instructions in the link 'to the letter' .....
>> ===>
>> i.e.
>>   * sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
>>   * sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shimmerproject/daily
>>   * sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noskcaj/indicator-gtk3
>>   * sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.12
>>   * sudo apt-get update
>>   * sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
>>   * sudo apt-get install indicator-power indicator-bluetooth indicator-datetime indicator-keyboard indicator-printers indicator-sound indicator-sync indicator-messages
>>   * sudo apt-get purge indicator-sound-gtk2 indicator-application-gtk2
> Could you share your package-versions of xfce4-indicator-plugin, xfce4-panel and libxfce4ui with us (just to be sure)? (either use something like synaptic or "apt-cache policy $packagename" from the commandline)
> When you say, you have "no dice", do you mean that there are no indicators at all in your panel?
> "Date/Time" is somewhat ambigious, do you mean the panel-plugin or really the indicator-datetime? (Check in the panel-preferences > items to see what it is)
> And just one more mention: some of these indicators only show conditionally, e.g. bluetooth only if you have bt in your laptop/desktop, printers only if a printer gets connected.
> You can also skim through the logs in ~/.cache/upstart/startxfce4.log and see whether you find anything suspicious.
> Cheers,
> Simon
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