xfce4-indicator-plugin version 2.3.2-0ubuntu1 (Trusty up-to-date)
richard.elkins at gmail.com
Thu Apr 3 21:11:43 UTC 2014
My 13.10 system (pre-migration to 14.04) seemed to have a well-behaved
indicator plug-in. Something in the above indicator plug-in version (or
something else?) changed so I get what I think is aberrant behavior.
To clear the air, as it were, I established a baseline by removing the
indicator plug-in from Panel 0. I then logged out and then logged back
in. Okay, no indicator plug-in item ICONs and no Panel 0 issues.
I like having a sound menu on Panel 0. In Saucy, the sound menu somehow
appeared when I added this plug-in. In the subject indicator plug-in
version, when I add the indicator plug-in to Panel 0, the following happens:
1. ICONs for only the Ethernet and Mail/messaging appear (2 ICONs).
Left clicking on either one gets the correct drop-down menu for
2. So, I right-click on one of the 2 visible indicator plug-in ICONs
and select "Properties".
3. Now I can see an indicator table with 4 entries: Application
Indicators, Power Management, Sound Menu, and Messaging Menu. None
of them are marked "Hidden". The "Hide indicators by default" is
not checked. All 4 entries should be enabled, yes?
4. In the upper right-hand corner, I can also see my usual Panel 0
items that were also there in Saucy: BOINC Manager, Dropbox, IBus,
Clock, Weather Update, and Action Buttons.
5. Paranoia about consumed Panel 0 space: I edited the Panel 0
preferences list of items by discarding all the separators.
Rebooted. Space squeezed down but no change to Panel 0.
1. Can I assume that Ethernet is part of the Application Indicators?
This seems to be the case.
2. Why are the Power Management and Sound Menu items not appearing on
Panel 0? I have logged out and back in a few times. No change to
Panel 0. I rebooted. No change to Panel 0.
3. Is this a (minor) bug or my lack of understanding how the indicator
plug-in should work? I can work-around this.
4. Anyone else having a similar issue?
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