xfce4-indicator-plugin version 2.3.2-0ubuntu1 (Trusty up-to-date)
richard.elkins at gmail.com
Thu Apr 3 22:57:48 UTC 2014
I just rebuilt my Trusty XFCE4 configuration from scratch: renamed the
existing $HOME/config/xfce4 folder, logged out, and re-logged in.
New desktop, same symptoms as below.
On 04/03/2014 04:11 PM, Richard Elkins wrote:
> 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
> those functions.
> 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.
> My questions:
> 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?
> Thank you,
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